Last November River Radio became the first station from Northern Ireland, and one of the first in the UK, to apply to broadcast regulator Ofcom for a small-scale DAB Radio Broadcast Licence to cover Derry, Strabane & surrounding areas. This will be the first area in the UK to be part of the government and Ofcom’s small scale DAB roll-out.
River Radio is a former pirate station who have been broadcasting on FM in Derry since 2018 on 104.2MHz FM.
In a statement released today, River Radio directors Gerard Doherty & Stephen Morrow said: “We are fully committed and focused on providing a youth-focused, modern music local radio station in the northwest and ensuring opportunity to the youth and people/business of Derry & Strabane, which doesn’t exist and has been ignored until now.
“February 2021 is a big month as we will be made aware if we have been awarded this licence. We thank you for all your support this far.”
The station’s application can be viewed by tapping here.
Listen online at- https://onlineradiobox.com/uk/theriverfm/