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major frequency changes in Sweden

Post by PFM907 » 07 Jul 2018 21:05

from Aug, 1st, the commercial local / city networks will be removed and replaced by 3 national / regional ones.
furthermore, FM coverage among most of the towns will be improved from actually 3-5 up to 5-8 stations then.
remember that most of the frequency used at the moment will be changing the station carried-out from that date.
in other words: everything we have learned and experienced about S frequencies / stations names will be gone.
the old plan was valid for the past 15 years, the new one is supposed to bring more variety to the smaller cities.

http://www.thomasnilsson.eu/mediemakt/?page_id=2142
http://www.thomasnilsson.eu/mediemakt/?page_id=2249
https://www.ilikeradio.se/snart-flyttar ... rekvenser/
https://www.ilikeradio.se/powerhitradio ... -frekvens/

stations have now started announcing those changes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXlcnuA4mkg (RIX FM)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtrFWoPOkw0 (Megapol)

remember to keep in mind, that it will take some time until listings on onair.nu, radioguiden, fmlist, ukwtv.de .. will be upated after the switch-over

73+55 good DX

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Re: changes / closures in Sweden - 2018 plan

Post by PFM907 » 16 Jul 2018 07:58

Mix Megapol has now published first details:

https://www.radioplay.se/mixmegapol/kampanj/frekvenser

Also, two closedowns have been announced:

http://www.thomasnilsson.eu/mediemakt/?p=2528
However, NENT (MTG)'s fifth format, Lugna Favoriter, does not look like a continuation after August 1st.
http://www.thomasnilsson.eu/mediemakt/?p=2573
In connection with this, licensee NTM has also stated that they will put down their format East FM as of August 1st.
What a shame! Will be missing East FM.

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Re: major frequency changes in Sweden

Post by PFM907 » 18 Jul 2018 20:40

It is getting more and more serious, as time is passing by.
NENT (owner of Rix FM and others) has now also announced a place with all the upcoming information:

https://www.bytfrekvens.nu/om-bytfrekvens-nu/
On the 1st of August, the commercial radio channels in Sweden will get new licenses. In connection with the launch of the new frequency plan, most of the stations have to switch frequencies around the country. At Bytfrekvens.nu you will find all the information you need to find your favorite channel.

The radio channels RIX FM, MIX Megapol and NRJ have been granted national licenses, and another 7 channels share 35 local states in 21 regions all over Sweden. STAR FM has been granted permission in 18 of the 21 regions and will therefore be heard in almost the entire country. Other channels are mostly found in Stockholm.

In order not to interfere the on-going broadcasts, licensees must transmit on different frequencies. This means, for example, that RIX FM can not broadcast at the same frequency across the country, but has different frequencies at each location. Each channel also has a number of additional transmitters at additional frequencies (slavsenderen=fill-up frequencies) to be heard better in certain areas.
The first few days with all the little difficulties and problems will probably be the most interesting ones.

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