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Friday sees the shutdown of the Main TX at Bookman's park on 1215khz 247m as we all know but interestingly the item below gives the channels history of station usage. But even more interesting is the part where it says the percentage of listeners to the whole band! ie just 2% So food for thought if you are a Mr Moore for instance and with he's fantastic listener grabbing Music and Format to boot what a winner it will / must be NOT.
However far more importantly is although not many of us old Anoraks appreciated the Light service, and the super fantastic wonderful much better than all of the free stations perfect replacement forced upon us Radio one! Then slightly more acceptable Virgin and Absolute it as in the frec / signal and its having been there prior to our being born all ends and so for that and that only it is a little tiny bit sad I guess to find the channel being dead come Friday.
Mind You those Spanish will soon steal the channel as they have done every time a channel has / becomes clear within Europe! But Hey Ho it dose kind of make them pirates of a sort. Any way thats enough from me have a read of the statement below.
Bauer is removing Absolute Radio from Medium wave this month as it turns off all AM frequencies for the station across the country.
Absolute Radio launched exclusively on AM (as Virgin Radio) 30 years ago in 1993 using predominantly 1215 kHz along with fill-in relays on 1197, 1233, 1242 and 1260. Some of these have been turned off in recent years in places such as Devon, Merseyside and Tayside.
Whilst this is a historic milestone for the radio industry, it shouldn’t affect many listeners as just two percent of all radio listening currently takes place on AM.
Absolute Radio also lost its FM frequency in London in 2021 in favour of the ever-expanding Greatest Hits Radio network.
The move makes Absolute Radio a digital-only service, broadcasting nationally on DAB and online.
1215 kHz – or 247 meters, was previously used by BBC Radio 1 when it launched, and later, BBC Radio 3. Prior to 1967 it was used by the BBC Light Programme.
In addition, Bauer has also announced licenses carrying Greatest Hits Radio in Staffordshire and Cheshire, Bradford & Huddersfield and Teesside will also be turned off.
GHR is available on FM in West Yorkshire and will soon be available on FM in Staffordshire and Cheshire.
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