Absolute Radio to switch off all AM transmitters across the UK

Interesting they say they were the first legal independent radio station in the UK

(26-06-2023, 08:16 AM)Stooky Bill Wrote:  Interesting they say they were the first legal independent radio station in the UK

I think they mean 'licensed'.

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Just an update to say that Bauer Media, owner of Absolute Radio, intends to switch-off all of its medium-wave frequencies carrying sister brand Greatest Hits Radio in Scotland, Ireland, and across northern England. This will happen imminently (i.e. within the next few weeks). Frequencies affected include:

Quote:990 Doncaster, South Yorkshire (was Hallam)
1035 Ayr, Prestwick, Irvine & Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (was West Sound AM)
1107 Inverness, Highland (was MFR)
1152 Newcastle, Sunderland & County Durham (was Metro / GNR)
1152 Glasgow (was Raio Clyde)
1161 Dundee & North Fife (was Tay)
1305 Barnsley, South Yorkshire (was Hallam)
1548 Edinburgh, Lothians & South Fife (was Forth)
1548 Sheffield, South Yorkshire (was Hallam)
1584 Perth, Perth & Kinross (was Tay)
Radio Today reports:

From what I can tell, Greatest Hits Radio (Glasgow and the West) is the UK's longest-serving AM station on the same frequency*, LBC and Capital having moved from where they started. 

Their licence runs out on the 30th of December - one day short of 50 years since the good ship Radio Clyde was launched. I hope, like Absolute, they let the anoraks give her a proper send-off.

* If you accept the move from 261m to 260m as a rounding error

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