Capital (Global group) go national to hit BBC.

16 Sep

Jay notified me of an Evening Standard story about Capital Radio of London, owned by Global Radio group, competing with the BBC station known as Radio 1.

Capital will replace the six Galaxy stations operating in Scotland, South Coast, Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire and North-East as well as the current Hit Music Network stations Red Dragon, Trent, RAM and Leicester Sound.

From next year, the network will be known as “95–106 Capital FM, The UK’s No 1 Hit Music Station” in a move intended to unify the group’s brand and take the fight to the BBC.

Ashley Tabor, the boss of Global, made a statement to the news media:

Breakfast and drivetime shows will remain locally produced, with the rest of the day’s programmes produced nationally.

Some people will be surplus to requirement, but that is life. There is a whole new world waiting for you on the dole, guys and gals. Come and join us.

[Capital] is the third most popular commercial station in London with a weekly reach of 1.9 million listeners. It is aiming for a national audience of 6.3 million.

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One Response to “Capital (Global group) go national to hit BBC.”

  1. Vincent September 19, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Wow! Capital going NATIONAL – like ITV. Kenny Everett, Adrian Love and Roger Scott must be spinning in their graves!

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