Today they would simply shut them down….. The concept of a legal radio station playing black music 24 hours a day was not an easy sell when we began. And in 1994, after further campaigning, we won our Birmingham licence and then in 2000 the 107. If they say they had a good audience etc on the tv, then why cut it and why should we listen to the radio stations either?
In May 2000, Capital finalised its acquisition of Border Television, which added three radio stations to the company's portfolio - the Century group in the north west, the north east and the east midlands. Similar Stories.
Ofcom's decision to assess the new format, following complaints, is not enough. Up until this point black people had previously tuned in to local pirate stations to fill the cultural void they often felt growing up in the UK. It was a great opportunity for black or "urban" radio, but it was a costly investment.
Dan Dean says 5 months ago. Many of these local services are provided by the alternative music station Xfm, which Capital is building into a national digital network. It took more than seven years of continuous campaigning before we won our bid for the 96. Pat Sharp joins Greatest Hits Radio weekends.
The radio with pics, back to SPN now. Even with the limitations of having a far lower maximum signal strength than other stations in London , we amassed followers and awards alike. Most popular.
Topics Global Radio. We are the capital of hit music, that's how we view the brand. The new quasi-national Capital will be relaunched as the "UK's No 1 hit music station" and will replace six Galaxy stations broadcasting in Scotland, Manchester, Birmingham, Yorkshire, the north-east and the south coast of England.
It left us needing funds to pay for our digital expansion for the next five years without any return, because digital radio generated little advertising revenue.