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April 29th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. GO Radio Glasgow was running without an audio stream. The UK regulator had approved the addition of this service to the regional ensemble Central Scotland with a requested implementation date of April 17th. As of yesterday's observations, this had not happened.

April 28th
Sound Digital, the operator of the UK's second national commercial ensemble SDL National is seeking expressions of interest from prospective service providers to use the space soon to be vacated by Share Radio. A replacement does not need to be in the same genre as the one that is closing. On offer is capacity for a mono service running at 64 kbit/s.

April 28th
A Private Members' Bill, "Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill 2016-17" received the Royal Assent this week. It permits the UK regulator to create a licensing regime for future minimuxes. Trials are currently being conducted in ten areas in England and Scotland. One of these became the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble earlier this year. [Each territory has its own term for such ensembles. The UK regulator calls them "Small-Scale DAB". Switzerland refers to them as "digital islands". Wohnort uses the term "minimux" for brevity and because it translates well for an international readership.]

April 28th
Snapshots updated of the Italian ensembles Trentino DAB1, MUX DAB+ TAA and DAB+ TAA DIG.

April 27th
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble in Oslo, Lokalradio.

April 27th
In the Netherlands, LOA Ameland has popped up on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

April 27th
In Norway, the main FM transmitters in Hedmark and Oppland have closed. Some local services will continue to use FM. In Tr√łndelag/Møre and Romsdal, commercial broadcasters closed their FM transmitters on April 21st, following the NRK shutdown on February 8th.

April 27th
In Norway, two new services have popped up on the local ensemble for Trondheim Lokalradio 1. Kristenradio and Radio 3,16 (a reference to John's gospel, chapter 3 verse 16) are broadcasting in DAB+ with 64 kbit/s each.

April 27th
On Trial Manchester, Radio Dead has, somewhat poetically, replaced Forever FM.