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Manchester’s Mini-Mux Complement of Stations Is Growing

Solar Radio and Rainbow Radio join the multiplex

MANCHESTER, England�Two more services are being added to the small-scale DAB trial multiplex in Manchester.

Rainbow Radio will serve Manchester�s migrant West African communities, and Solar Radio, the soul, jazz and blues station, will both be added. But Manchester Business Radio, which launched with the multiplex in September of last year, is closing down,�

Solar Radio will broadcast in DAB+.

�We are fully engaging in the technical aspect of the trial and have invested in the HE-AAC v2 audio codec which is the most efficient audio compression scheme available worldwide. Broadcasting at 48 kbit/s in DAB+ using the new codec Solar will sound amazing!� said David Duffy, its director of operations.��