MXR Yorkshire

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MXR Yorkshire
Licensed area Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire
Frequency 12A (223.936 MHz)
Air date 30 June 2003 [1]
Owner MXR

MXR Yorkshire is a regional commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, which serves Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. The multiplex will close in 2015 after the shareholders Global Radio & Arqiva decided not to renew the licence.[2]

Stations broadcast[edit]

Service Service ID Bit rate Audio channels Description Analogue availability
Capital Yorkshire C3AA 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Dance and R'n'B 105.1 MHz (South & West Yorkshire)
105.6 MHz (Bradford & Sheffield)
105.8 MHz (Humberside)
Choice FM C0CE 128 kbit/s Joint stereo R'n'B and Hip-hop
Heart London CCCD 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Adult contemporary
Gold C2CE 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Oldies, 60s, 70s, 80s
Heart Yorkshire C3A4 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Contemporary 106.2 MHz (South & West Yorkshire)
107.6 MHz (Bradford & Halifax)
107.7 MHz (Sheffield)
Real Radio XS C8C5 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Classic rock
UCB Gospel CED0 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Christian
UCB Inspirational CFD0 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Christian
XFM C0B8 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Indie / alternative / rock music
Radio Yorkshire CFCD 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Pop music and sport
DAB Guide E1C000A9 8 kbit/s Data Hidden service, EPG data

History[edit]

  • On 7 November 2002, the Radio Authority awarded a digital radio licence to MXR Limited for the Yorkshire region. The MXR beat another bid for the licence from The Yorkshire Digital Radio Company.[3]
  • LBC replaced the Digital News Network from 28 July 2006 and LBC started broadcasting on 1 September 2006.
  • Capital Disney ceased broadcasting on the multiplex on 29 June 2007, freeing up 128kbit/s of space on the multiplex, filled by UCB UK and UCB Inspirational (64kbit/s each).
  • The Arrow stopped broadcasting via this platform as it switched platforms with XFM in 2009.
  • Gold replaces LBC from 1 Nov 2012. Global Radio took the decision to remove LBC from the Yorkshire regional digital radio multiplex and replace it with Gold.

Transmitters[edit]

MXR Yorkshire is transmitted on frequency block 12A from the following sites:[4]

Service kW Area
Emley Moor 5 (L)
2 (U)
West & South Yorkshire
Acklam Wold 3 City of York, East Yorkshire & South Eastern parts of North Yorkshire
Belmont 2 Lincolnshire
Tapton Hill 2 Sheffield & Chesterfield
Bilsdale 2 North Yorkshire & Cleveland Hills
Clifton 1 Doncaster & Worksop
Idle 1 Bradford & Keighley
Cave Wold 1 Hull & Humber Estuary
Beecroft Hill 0.2 City of Leeds

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radiocentre Commercial Radio Pocket Booklet 2007
  2. ^ "Regional MXR digital multiplexes to close". Radio Today. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Radio Authority publishes assessment of local digital multiplex licence award for Yorkshire". Radio Authority. 2002-11-28. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
  4. ^ Radio Listenenrs Guide 2010