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

MXR Yorkshire
Licensed areaYorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire
Frequency12A (223.936 MHz)
Air date30 June 2003 [1]
Close dateJune 2015
OwnerMXR

Stations broadcastEdit

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 (East Riding of Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire)
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

HistoryEdit

  • 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]
  • Yorkshire Radio started test transmissions on MXR Yorkshire from 26 June 2006 and has replaced jazzfm.com.
  • 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.

TransmittersEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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