Tyneside Community Digital Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit organisation, set up in February 2020 to support local community radio in the delivery of their social gain objectives.
Small-scale DAB is an innovative technology which provides a low-cost way for local commercial, community and specialist music services to take to the digital airwaves. Working closely with local community radio stations, Nova Radio, Pride Radio, Spice FM and Radio Tyneside, Tyneside Community Digital submitted an application to Ofcom for the licence to operate the Newcastle and Gateshead small-scale DAB (SSDAB) multiplex. In June 2021, Ofcom announced that our application had been successful and that we are to be awarded the licence.
Working with our technical partners, Viamux, we hope to be ‘on-air’ very soon bringing around 24 new DAB radio stations to Tyneside, increasing listener choice and enabling local participation in this exciting and growing medium.