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Manx Radio granted 3-year DAB licence

CURA gives the go-ahead for digital radio trial

Manx Radio has been granted a three-year licence to test and trial digital audio broadcasting, or DAB.

The Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority has announced it's given the station the go-ahead to use the digital platform for the first time.

CURA says other stations on the Island may also take part, and adds that the licence has been granted to gather the required technological and demographic data.

It's expected the trial, which is due to go live on 2 May, will cost around £20,000, and it's hoped it will eventually replace AM.

Manx Radio's Managing Director is Chris Sully:

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