Listeners in North West England and North East Wales will soon be able to tune into more digital radio stations.
Ofcom has awarded the licenses for Basingstoke, Clevedon, Avonmouth & Filton, Dudley & Stourbridge, East Bristol and Newcastle & Gateshead.
The small-scale DAB licence awards have been announced for Cardiff, Edinburgh, King’s Lynn, Leeds and Norwich.
Media regulator Ofcom has awarded small-scale digital radio multiplex licences for a further four areas in England and Wales.
Small-scale digital radio stations could start broadcasting next year, under plans announced today by the regulator.