MEDIA: MEDIA BRIEFS - Capital wins Welsh digital radio licence

Capital Radio Digital has been awarded the local digital multiplex licence to serve Cardiff, Newport and south east Wales by the Radio Authority.

Capital Radio Digital has been awarded the local digital multiplex

licence to serve Cardiff, Newport and south east Wales by the Radio

Authority.



It was the only applicant. The service will include eight channels, six

of which are music-driven, including the Xfm and Capital Gold brands, as

well as the existing BBC radio stations, Radio Wales and Radio

Cymru.



All will carry news services. Capital plans to begin transmission of the

digital services in October 2000.



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