Always interesting to read the comments about what we are trying to do!
Glasgow - We were offered a space on the Glasgow DAB trial mux by the operator and we felt it was too good an opportunity to turn down. It is using new cheap technology and software which could really change the way DAB is done here in the U.K in the future. We wanted to be involved with this from day one as it could be something we capitalise on in the future. With the system we are using we can split content for each area easily. For example, we can do a live outside broadcast from Hereford, which wouldn't be broadcast in Glasgow. We don't have a launch date for Glasgow yet as Ofcom keep delaying it due to technical issues on a similar set up in London. They want this resolved before commissioning Glasgow.
Herefordshire and Worcestershire- We are all set for this our side. We originally wanted to in September but the deadlines were tight. People may have noticed we wanted to launch in Q1 next year. We maybe able to do this even earlier! All I can say is an announcement will be made shortly!
Our studio facility is fully built (apart from a wall) and the system is running sweetly!
We will be on DAB, Tune In app, Radio Player, own our app and via our website when it launches.
As we said in the first statement, our presenters will not be robots just reading liners. They will have editorial control. Our listeners will also get the chance to show a disliking to a track.
All I can say is, we are a new offering to radio in the area which will not try and copy anyone else.