NOW Cambridge

NOW Cambridge
NOW Cambridge
Licensed area Cambridge
Frequency 11C (220.352 MHz)
Air date 30 September 2004
Owner Arqiva
Website localdigitalradio.co.uk
Transmitters Madingley

NOW Cambridge is the local DAB multiplex serving Cambridge. The multiplex is transmitted on Block 11C (220.352 MHz) and the Ensemble ID is C1AF. It started broadcasting on 30 September 2004.

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Transmitters

Madingley transmitter

The transmitter for the multiplex is at Madingley, a few miles west of Cambridge, close to the A428 and M11. At Huntingdon, it overlaps with the NOW Peterborough multiplex to the north.

The Radio Authority awarded the DAB licence to NOW Digital on October 2, 2003. The licence was advertised on May 16, 2003, and by the closing date of August 26, 2003, only one application from NOW Digital had been received.

Facts

The Radio Authority only advertised the licence for the Cambridge-area after an e-mail was sent to the organisation to make them aware that the frequency spectrum was available in Cambridge for a Multiplex's availability to be able to launch.

Stations

Stations currently on the NOW Cambridge multiplex are:

Service Service ID Bit rate Audio channels Description Analogue availability
Affinity Radio C5CF 64 kbit/s Mono Local hot AC station
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire C43A 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Local BBC radio service 95.7 MHz (Peterborough)
96.0 MHz (Cambridge)
Capital London C9CC 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Contemporary pop station
Gold C3D2 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Golden oldies 1332 kHz
Heart Cambridgeshire C36A 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Adult contemporary station 97.4, 102.7, 103.0 MHz
Kiss C3AC 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Dance and R&B station, networked from London 105.6 MHz (Cambridge)
107.7 MHz (Peterborough)
NME Radio CEC1 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Alternative music
Pop Up Radio CFCF 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Special events
XFM London C0B8 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Rock music
EPG Cambridge E1C000BE 8 kbit/s Data Hidden service, EPG data

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