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DAB in West Norfolk delayed until next year



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For those waiting for better radio choice in West Norfolk, the wait will have to go on a little bit longer.

In the summer the Lynn News reported that DAB would finally come to the area in the autumn.

It was expected that the service would be up and running by December.

DAB radio (53630694)
DAB radio (53630694)

But the process has apparently hit a technical snag.

Sources have told the Lynn News that the digital platform allocated for the service by the radio regulator Ofcom was the same as that used in both Cambridge and Norwich, which could lead to interference.

North Norfolk Digital, who won the franchise to provide the DAB platform, have had to go back to Ofcom to ask for a rethink and it is not expected to be sorted out until next month at the earliest.

Stations that will be populating the service will be Greatest Hits Radio and all of the BBC stations, including Radio Norfolk, plus stations such as West Norfolk Radio and KL1, which are only available online at present.

Simon Rowe will be broadcasting Radio West Norfolk from the spare bedroom at his Lynn home, from where he operated for KL.FM during lockdown (53630585)
Simon Rowe will be broadcasting Radio West Norfolk from the spare bedroom at his Lynn home, from where he operated for KL.FM during lockdown (53630585)

At present the little DAB provided comes from Humberside and offers only a handful of stations. it is hoped more than 50 will be on the new service.



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