21 Mar 2010 20:59
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Ok so here is some basic research I have done on Radio stations. I have tried to identify the key stations and DJs in London and areas close to us in Coventry. The list is very selective and narrow. More suggestions are welcome. I have also suggested some questions that I can think of that might be worth asking the interviewees we approach. Let me know what you think? Could you also forward these to Sharon.
Good luck with the meetings on Thurs. I will be there in spirit and thinking of you all!
Let me know how it goes.
23 Mar 2010, 10:48
National: BBC Radio
National Radio Serving the whole of the UK, national stations include BBC Radios 1-5, Absolute Radio, Classic FM and TalkSport.
Regional stations There are currently 17 of these in the UK, covering multi-county areas, including BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, Galaxy (North East and West Midlands), and Kiss (East Anglia)
Local radio There are 40 BBC local radio stations, and over 250 commercial stations (known as ILR – Independent Local Radio stations). This number includes town-sized stations (once known as Incremental stations).
Community radio A growing number of “Not for profit” radio stations (Over 100 in 2008), that started following the Government’s Access radio pilot scheme. For more, see Community Media Association.
RSL Short-term restricted service licenses (for temporary low-powered radio services). These typically run for no longer than 28 days continuous broadcasting.
DAB Digital Radio Pure ONEDigital Audio Broadcasting, is the new type of radio service available in the UK. DAB offers a range of extra channels not available on FM. You’ll need a special DAB radio to receive Digital Radio – there are a range of DAB radios now available, including kitchen radios, hi-fi tuners, in-car radios and battery-powered portable devices. For more on DAB radio, see our DAB page.
Internet radio There are a number of Internet radio stations out there, and a high number of UK stations broadcast on the Internet… the Internet has worldwide coverage. You can also run your own. There’s also the new phenomenon… Podcasting. For more on Internet radio and online broadcasting, see our Internet Radio page
Satellite radio Stations broadcasting on satellite, including Sky. See Radio Now’s Satellite station page
Hospital radio Over 230 of these up-and-running in hospitals around the UK. See www.hbauk.co.uk
Student radio Stations serving a number of colleges and universities. See the Student Radio Organisation
23 Mar 2010, 10:50
UK National Radio Tuning Frequencies
BBC Radio 1
(FM 97.6 – 99.8 MHz). Light, popular and chart music.
BBC Radio 2
(FM 88-90 MHz). Easy listening music and magazine programmes.
BBC Radio 3
(FM 90.2 – 92.4MHz). “High brow” classical music, plays, features and
BBC Radio 4
(FM 92.4 – 94.6 MHz and LW 198 KHz)
News, documentaries, plays, interviews and magazine programmes.
BBC Radio 5
(MW 693 and 909 KHz). “Talk” radio – news, discussion, phone-ins, interviews.
(FM 100-102 MHz). Non-stop 24 hr classical music programmes.
(MW 1053 & 1089 KHz)
Non-stop 24 hour sports reportage, live matches and discussion.
Has an Indie/Rock section.
BBC 6 Music
Steve Lamacq is the DJ between 16:00-19:00 Mondays- Fridays on. (peak time slot)
Steve plays new and classic tracks from established artists, young groups and unsigned bands
Shawn Keaveny is DJ between 07:00-10:00 weekdays BBC6 Music
Irreverent music lover Shaun serves up music, features and entertainment
The Chris Moyles show 08:30-12:00 Mon-Fri
Regional radio stations:
New and alternative music, music news, gig guides & live sessions
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
(Not sure about DJs for this one??)
Johnny Vaughn and Lisa Snowden – Weekdays 06:00-10:00.
BRMB –Radio station in Birmingham
BRMB broadcasts a mix of chart, contemporary and classic hits
Foxy & Guiliano, on air 4pm to 7pm
Mercia (formerly Mercia Sound) is an Independent Local Radio station serving Coventry and Warwickshire.
The station, owned and operated by Orion Media broadcasts from studios in Hertford Place, just outside Coventry City Centre.
Andy Goulding Breakfast show.
Ian Roberts = Breakfast show
Magic 1152 Radio Manchester
(formerly Piccadilly Radio Limited)
Castle Quay, Castlefield, Manchester M15. Tel: 0161-288 5000.
Student Radio Association
I’m the SRA Music Officer for 2009-2010. I act as a link between industry and student radio stations and compile the weekly SRA chart. This year we’ll also be picking one single a week from an unsigned act or independent label to mail round to all our member stations.
So there you go, whether you’re a record company looking for station contact details, an artist looking for some promotion, or a student radio station needing a few more tunes, get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also features with Steve Lamacq from BBC6 every Friday night.
East Midlands Talent Radio – Online radio station promoting unsigned bands and musicians.
Broadcast music for free.
What do each of OUR identified radio stations require to adopt digital switchover?
How are these requirements coherent with Radio promotion overall (i.e. Physical and digital radio promotion) e.g. BBC demands need to be similar to other radio station demands as this will form industry norm and fair competition?
What are the perceptions of the identified interviewees on the digital providers identified by AIM?
How do radio stations intend to manage the digital system should it be used?
Sorry for the break in messages… It only lets me comment up to 4000 characters. I need blog training! (please help)
23 Mar 2010, 10:52
nice research ! good job.
Would you collect them together and put them in one entry? That would be much more convenient for us to use.
Have a nice holiday there ~
23 Mar 2010, 19:03