Northsound 2 making the switch to digital


Scottish radio station Northsound 2 will make the switch from analogue to digital next month.

It will become the first commercial radio station in the UK to switch off its analogue transmitter in favour of DAB digital radio, online and apps.

The station has launched a campaign to mark the switch-over and to remind listeners to ‘tune in’ on digital radio from 3rd April 2018.

The station says its transmitter site is being redeveloped. Northsound 2 explains that they are using the opportunity to move the station fully digital, rather than “invest significantly in a replacement transmitter that could be obsolete in a few years.”

Listeners will be able to find Northsound 2 on DAB digital radio, its website, the free Northsound app and smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Northsound 2 is already available on DAB digital radio in Aberdeen, as well as Northsound 1.

Earlier this year the BBC switched off some of its analogue transmitters. Absolute Radio has also applied to switch off some of its medium wave transmitters.

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