Bye Bye Absolute FM. 105.2 changing again.

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Bye Bye Absolute FM. 105.2 changing again.

Post by midlandsfirst » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:11 am

(copied from DS as I'm on phone and have fat fingers...)

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests relating to three analogue commercial radio licences in the West Midlands and Shropshire which are ultimately owned by Bauer Radio Limited.

A commercial radio station’s Format describes the type of programme service which it is required to provide, and forms part of the station’s licence.

The proposed changes are as follows:

West Midlands FM licence (currently Absolute Radio) – request to change from a ‘rock-orientated’ service to a ‘classic pop hits’ service, with local production and content.
Birmingham AM licence (currently Free Radio 80s) – request to change from a ‘classic pop hits’ service to a ‘classic rock’ service with no local production or content.
Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury & Telford AM licence (currently Free Radio 80s) - request to change from a ‘classic pop hits’ service to a ‘classic rock’ service with no local production or content.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/ ... quests.pdf

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Re: Bye Bye Absolute FM. 105.2 changing again.

Post by midlandsfirst » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:13 am

Questions...

Does this mean Absolute Classic Rock or Planet Rock to AM.

Free 80s to be dropped altogether?

Will they brand 105.2 as Free or another brand they own.



105.2 is now matching 102.2 for changes...

105.2 Kerrang>Planet Rock>Absolute>???.
102.2Buzz>Choice>Galaxy>Capital

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Post by midlandsfirst » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Yup never really any doubt it would be approved.

Absolute Classic Rock to AM. Fm to have a (as yet unnamed) greatest hits service.
Only other question remaining is with Free 80s off AM, are they going to continue with it on DAB. Possibly remove it and replace with the 105.2 greatest hits service...

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