From November 2017, our DAB transmissions in London are changing!
Until now, we’ve broadcast using standard DAB, but we’ll be changing to a newer system called DAB+. This means that we’ll be able to broadcast in stereo rather than mono, and we’ll sound better than ever! However, we’re keen to make sure you’ll still be able to hear us.
How to keep listening to Thames Radio
You might have to press “retune” or “rescan” on your radio if we disappear. This will check for all radio stations in your area, including us.
However, there are some radios that might not be able to get us though. Nearly all new DAB sets include DAB+ in them, but some entry-level radios and older sets might not get us. This is because some were manufactured before stations were planning to use DAB+.
To check, rescan your radio, and look through the list of stations for us. All car radios should continue to be fine.
Buying a new radio?
If you’re planning to buy a new DAB radio at any point, check that it has the DAB tickmark on it, which looks like this:
All tick-mark radios are DAB+ compatible. Plus, if a radio specifically says that it can receive DAB+ radio stations, everything should be fine. Look for markings like this:
I’m not in a DAB area
That’s ok – there are plenty of other ways to listen to Thames Radio, including our website, plus you can listen on any device that uses TuneIn, including Sonos, Amazon Echo, smart TVs, and internet radios. Plus, if you have CarPlay, the RadioPlayer app means you can listen to us there too.
Thanks for your support, and for listening to Thames Radio. We realise that changes like this can be confusing, and we’re keen to be on the air in as many places as possible!