Bradford & Huddersfield (DAB Multiplex)

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Bradford & Huddersfield
Licensed area West Yorkshire
Frequency 11B (218.640 MHz)
Air date September 2002
Owner UTV Radio (70%)
Bauer Radio (30%)
Website utvdab.com
Transmitters Westgate Hill, Ainley Top, Keighley

Bradford & Huddersfield (previously UTV-Bauer West Yorkshire) is a local commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, which serves the West Yorkshire area. It is jointly owned by UTV Radio (70%) and Bauer Radio (30%). Bradford & Huddersfield is transmitted on frequency block 11B from the Ainley Top (just north of Huddersfield), Keighley and Westgate Hill (on the A650 south-east of Bradford) transmitters.

The licence was first advertised on 18 May 2001 and was awarded by the Radio Authority on 4 October 2001 to TWG Digital, who were the only applicant for the licence on the closing date of 21 August 2001. It then launched in September 2002. TWG Digital (part of The Wireless Group) became UTV-EMAP when TWG was bought by UTV in June 2005. EMAP was purchased by Bauer in 2008, changing the name to UTV-Bauer. Bauer changed the name to Bradford & Huddersfield in 2010. The main transmitter was to be Holme Moss, but Ainley Top was used instead. Westgate Hill is the most powerful signal of the three transmitters. The transmitters are twice as powerful than the nearby Bauer Leeds multiplex.

The Pulse of West Yorkshire, which is the main commercial station broadcasting to this area, is owned by UTV.

Transmitted stations[edit]

The following stations are transmitted on the multiplex:

Service Service ID Bit rate Audio channels Description Analogue availability
BBC Radio Leeds CE34 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Local BBC radio service 92.4, 95.3, 102.7, 103.9 MHz
774 kHz
Heat Radio CDCE 112 kbit/s Joint stereo Contemporary pop music service
Kismat Radio C8C0 64 kbit/s Mono Asian talk and music service
Kiss C483 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Dance, pop and R&B music service
Masti Radio CFC2 64 kbit/s Mono Asian music service
Panjab Radio CDC9 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Panjabi service
The Pulse C9B0 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Local contemporary pop music service 97.5, 102.5 MHz
Pulse Two CDCB 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Local classic hits station 1278, 1530 kHz
Sunrise Radio CECB 64 kbit/s Mono Asian service

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