DAB sales uplift, Absolute 80s starts chart show plus Juice to be sold? ~ Behind the Mic
Apr 2015 Behind the Mic
Absolute 80s to introduce Sunday night chart
The first radio station to announce a reaction to the end of the BBC Radio 1 Sunday night chart show is Absolute 80s. The digital station will broadcast a classic chart from the 80s each Sunday 4pm till 7pm, hosted by Martyn Lee, starting in May.
MKFM is leading a bid for a local DAB multiplex trial to operate six radio stations in the area. And with new type of multiplex ownership comes new ways of financing them – MKFM is offering free space to stations in return for three minutes per hour of commercial airtime which will be used to support the operating costs and marketing expenses for the duration of the nine-month trial.
UTV close to deal for sale of Liverpool station Juice to Global Radio
talkSPORT parent UTV Media is understood to be in the final stages of a deal to sell its Liverpool station Juice FM to Capital owner Global Radio. UTV confirmed in January it was exploring a possible sale of its local stations following the New Year’s Day launch of UTV Ireland, the TV channel expected to make losses of £6m this year. Sources suggested the sale of the Juice station could net UTV up to £10m.