The Radio Authority has awarded the local digital multiplex licence
for Tyne and Wear to Emap Digital Radio. The station, which is
wholly-owned by Emap Radio, plans to broadcast a total of eight
services, including contemporary hits, easy listening, dance, country
music and modern rock.
The services should commence in November 2000, and will reach 87 per
cent of the Tyne and Wear population. Emap Digital Radio was the sole
applicant for the licence.