Improved DAB+ indoor and in-car Revival reception across Glasgow

Improved DAB+ indoor and in-car Revival reception across Glasgow

Nation Broadcasting has successfully upgraded its DAB digital radio multiplex in Glasgow, with the launch of a second transmitter located in Glasgow city centre on Thursday 6 June 2019.

The new signal now synchronises with the first transmitter to create a Single Frequency Network (SFN). The improvement will boost coverage in and around the city centre, as well as to the north and west.

Ash Elford, DAB Platform Manager at Nation Broadcasting, said: “In a short space of time, Nation has turned around the fortunes of the Glasgow DAB trial multiplex. We’ve invested behind the scenes in new equipment and new telecoms. This included switching to the world leading Factum Radioscape Enmuxa platform for DAB multiplexing in November 2018. Nation is now realising its ambition of giving Glasgow a DAB multiplex it deserves, with improved coverage and an improved choice of stations.”

The multiplex currently broadcasts 21 services, including Revival FM and a range of Glasgow community radio stations and several special interest services. The multiplex now has a waiting list, with more services planned, subject to Ofcom approval.

Revival is carried on the DAB digital radio multiplex with transmission at 24 kbts DAB+ stereo codec HE-AAC v2. For manual tuning: Block 10B frequency 211.648 MHz

Portables and in-car have auto-tune functions, so simply press or select Auto tune or Scan for services. Some sets require to hold the Auto Tune/Scan for a couple of seconds to do a full scan of all services available in the area.

Listen to Revival on DAB+ for a better listening experience.

Revival now on DAB digital radio across Glasgow

Revival now on DAB digital radio across Glasgow

From Thursday 2 May, Revival FM commenced broadcasting on the DAB digital radio waveband across most of Glasgow city.

Some DAB digital radio do not require a retune or rescan and will automatically display Revival on the receiver or in the car. If not, select “Rescan” or “Retune” and in the alphabetical list of radio station services, select Revival when it is displayed.

Revival is being carried on the Ofcom Trial Glasgow Small-scale DAB digital radio multiplex which is transmitting on Block 10B, frequency 211.648 MHz from a single transmission site close to the Cathkin Braes.

A second transmitter to improve reception in Glasgow city centre and surrounds is awaiting clearance from regulator Ofcom. When that transmitter goes to air, that will form a Single Frequency Network (SFN). This will then provide a robust Glasgow city wide DAB+ service from the multiplex.


This is the display on a Roberts portable DAB/DAB+/FM radio. You may have to do a full scan or auto scan for the radio to pick-up and display Revival. Once available and on display, please select and save as a pre-set favourite.

Revival FM is transmitting using the improved DAB+ digital radio AAC codec system in stereo.

This DAB+ transmission joins the existing Revival 93FM Glasgow service which commenced programming at Easter.


As an example, Revival on display on a Vauxhall Corsa car.
Some cars auto tune and when you go to the station list, scroll down until you see Revival and select and then make Revival on DAB as a pre-set favourite.
Otherwise, you may need to tune in manually to Block 10B / 211.648 MHz by using Seek, Tune or use the Menu. Most car displays have these functions.
You can then listen to Revival in crystal clear stereo.
When out of range of the DAB reception area, the car radio will automatically tune to the 93FM analogue frequency for continuity of service.

Easter Celebration 2019 success

Easter Celebration 2019 success

The Easter Celebration 2019 at The Glasgow Royal Concert was “another fantastic concert” says Revival FM director and Celebration Choir leader Andrew Polson.

On a warm and sunny Easter Sunday, the Arts Performance Theatre within the Concert Hall was filled to capacity to enjoy an evening of Easter praise and celebration with the Celebration Choir and Orchestra.

The Easter Celebration also launched officially the Revival 93FM service to the Glasgow city area. If you live in and around the Glasgow area, retune your radio to 93.0 FM and listen to Revival in super stereo.

Revival FM on 100.8 to Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch areas continues as normal.

Also, coming soon, Revival will be available across Glasgow on DAB+ digital radio. Details to follow!

Here are a few photos of the Easter Celebration within the Arts Performance Theatre, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. Pictures: Graeme Hewitson Master Photographer, Monument Photos, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.http://www.monumentphotos.co.uk

View from the rear of Arts Performance Hall within The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for the Easter Celebration 2019 on Easter Sunday.


Easter Celebration 2019 – tickets now on sale!

Easter Celebration 2019 – tickets now on sale!

Join the Celebration Choir and Orchestra this Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, as they return to the beautiful New Auditorium at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY.

Come celebrate Ressurection Day with the presentation “He Lives!” and join in some of the great hymns old and new, as together we worship the Risen Saviour!

Special Guests include The Gospel Heirs and others to be announced.

Tickets can be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment. Front Stalls are £22.50 and Rear Stall seats are £19.50

Visit Eventbrite here for tickets. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-celebration-2019-he-lives-in-glasgow-tickets-56627670888?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Tickets are also available from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Booking Office at 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY.

Purchase here from the Concert Hall. Or call 0141 353 8000.