TalkSport in the UK are claiming a first with the novel idea of inviting listeners to record audio email messages through their website to be sent to the station for later broadcast.
BBC Radio 1’s sentimental feature “Our Tune” will be on TV on Sky One from next month. Simon Bates – the man who made it a ‘must-weep’ feature for millions of listeners – will present.
BBC Radio 1’s Simon Mayo show can once again be heard crystal clear on Dublin’s FM band courtesy of Freedom 92FM. In addition to Radio 1’s breakfast show, Freedom have extended relays of the UK national pop channel until 12 midday.
BBC Five Live have stopped broadcasting in analogue via the Astra satellite at 19.2E due to broadcasting rights restrictions.
The Irish cable service from ntl has also been affected. A company representative for ntl has said that they hope to restore the channel soon – even though he needed to be informed that Five Live was a radio – not a tv – channel and that it was offered as part of their their service.
Five Live is encrypted on Sky Digital but can be received on 990kHz, 909kHz and 693kHz on medium wave in many parts of Ireland.
Atlantic 252 is no more. Following on from the final live programming from the station just befpre Christmas, the automated music programming ceased at midnight last night and has been replaced with promotional programming for TeamTalk Radio – which is due to launch on 252kHz long wave on February 25th.