NME Radio has announced it is to launch on national DAB increasing the station's availability across the UK for an 8-month trial period from Tuesday 22 December.

"Since launch, NME Radio has strived to increase distribution with constant requests for the station to be made available nationally on DAB. We are therefore delighted with this development as it will significantly increase the opportunity to listen to the station across the country", says NME Radio managing and programming director Sammy Jacob.

"NME Radio is extremely passionate about the music it plays, especially the promotion of great new acts. Being able to share that passion with a wider audience will make it all the more worthwhile".

NME Radio, described as "a presenter driven 24/7 alternative music service incorporating various cutting-edge sub-genres", can also be found on Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and online via NME.com.