NME’s two audio channels are now available to listen to on DAB Radio in London.
Now, the station can now be heard on DAB via the local DAB multiplex in parts of central London. This is in addition to the service launching on DAB in both Brighton and Norwich earlier this year.
NME 1 and NME 2 have also launched their own Alexa skill providing direct access to the stations via Amazon voice-activated devices, such as the Amazon Echo, by simply saying “Alexa Play N M E 1”.
Both stations can also be found on all mobile and connected devices, including SONOS, Google Home, wi-fi radio sets, smart TVs, connected car dashboards and various game consoles through the UK Radioplayer and TuneIn Radio app.
“Going fully digital has allowed us to dedicate ourselves to serving an unbelievably massive, bigger-than-ever audience of music lovers in the places they connect with us: on social media, on screen, and in the palm of their hands,” said acting NME Editor Dan Stubbs. “And since the launch of NME 1 and 2, we’ve been streaming sweet music to them non-stop, too. NME hitting DAB airwaves in London is a significant milestone in the life of the UK’s newest (and greatest) radio stations.
“A celebratory dab is in order.”
NME station manager Sammy Jacob added: “Being available on DAB+ in central London and having dedicated Alexa skills is a further step forward, providing additional opportunity to listen to the stations via increasingly popular platforms.
“The developments benefit the bands and artists we support too – both established and emerging.”
The two channels curate the best tracks from the indie and alternative worlds, as well as leftfield dance, grime, hip hop and everything in between, with weekly playlists hand-picked by the NME team.
NME 1 plays the classics, ranging from ’60 Garage to ’90s grunge, alongside modern day anthems and a selection of the finest new material.
NME 2 plays the best tracks of the past decade and today, covering everything from indie to grime, with a higher proportion of the exciting new tracks selected by team NME. Both stations will play a proportion of tunes from the three audio playlists which are updated weekly, to ensure listeners are brought the most exciting emerging talent alongside the biggest tunes of the week.
To tune in now, head to the NME Audio radio player.