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Global launches 24hr rolling news station

WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Not TV related as such but pertinent with the presentation line up.

Just been announced:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/10/global-to-launch-24-hour-rolling-news-radio-station/

2 familiar faces will be fronting the station lineup, Lisa Aziz (who's already a newsreader with LBC) and a certain Martin Stanford.
Last edited by Worzel on 19 May 2020 10:53pm - 3 times in total
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
This explains why Chris Moyles has just announced Radio X is going DAB+ stereo.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Is this just a relaunch of (and national carriage for) the rolling news service on 1152MW in London?
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Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is this just a relaunch of (and national carriage for) the rolling news service on 1152MW in London?


It would appear so - in the same way as LBC was repositioned as a national brand a few years ago.
BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Whilst I am happy to see this happening, as it has been something I've been wanting for a while, I will admit that it is quite annoying for me that the station is going on the D1 multiplex. Whilst I understand that Global has no involvement, it is frustrating that I'll only be able to listen online. The joys of living in Derbyshire, I guess.
And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
The main LBC station in London still opts out for local travel news and commercials on FM, so I'd expect some opt outs on 1152 and the London DAB multiplex the station is currently on.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
BBI45 posted:
Whilst I am happy to see this happening, as it has been something I've been wanting for a while, I will admit that it is quite annoying for me that the station is going on the D1 multiplex. Whilst I understand that Global has no involvement, it is frustrating that I'll only be able to listen online. The joys of living in Derbyshire, I guess.


Presumably you can only receive the BBC mux in your part of Derbyshire ?
BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBI45 posted:
Whilst I am happy to see this happening, as it has been something I've been wanting for a while, I will admit that it is quite annoying for me that the station is going on the D1 multiplex. Whilst I understand that Global has no involvement, it is frustrating that I'll only be able to listen online. The joys of living in Derbyshire, I guess.


Presumably you can only receive the BBC mux in your part of Derbyshire ?

I can get the BBC Mux, and the local Derbyshire Mux. However, I can't get any commercial national multiplexes. What annoys me is how some Bauer stations are broadcast on local multiplexes. As a result, I can get Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, despite not being in an area where you could get the predecessors to these stations.
And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Personally the online streams from Global are of better quality than the DAB versions. I'd expect LBC News will sound metallic if it's at a low DAB+ bitrate.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
BBI45 posted:
BBI45 posted:
Whilst I am happy to see this happening, as it has been something I've been wanting for a while, I will admit that it is quite annoying for me that the station is going on the D1 multiplex. Whilst I understand that Global has no involvement, it is frustrating that I'll only be able to listen online. The joys of living in Derbyshire, I guess.


Presumably you can only receive the BBC mux in your part of Derbyshire ?

I can get the BBC Mux, and the local Derbyshire Mux. However, I can't get any commercial national multiplexes. What annoys me is how some Bauer stations are broadcast on local multiplexes. As a result, I can get Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, despite not being in an area where you could get the predecessors to these stations.

I don't understand the argument re the Bauer stations. Surely more choice is good?
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BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
dvboy posted:
BBI45 posted:

Presumably you can only receive the BBC mux in your part of Derbyshire ?

I can get the BBC Mux, and the local Derbyshire Mux. However, I can't get any commercial national multiplexes. What annoys me is how some Bauer stations are broadcast on local multiplexes. As a result, I can get Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, despite not being in an area where you could get the predecessors to these stations.

I don't understand the argument re the Bauer stations. Surely more choice is good?

You have slightly misunderstood my point (although I certainly didn't make it as clear as it could have been). It is good that there is more choice, but it's the fact that Bauer opts to expand coverage of some stations via local multiplexes in areas which weren't covered previously. Whereas with Global, whilst they do have some station on the Derbyshire multiplex, they've all been on FM or AM in the area before, as opposed to providing additional services.
And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Not TV related as such but pertinent with the presentation line up.

Just been announced:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/10/global-to-launch-24-hour-rolling-news-radio-station/

2 familiar faces will be fronting the station lineup, Lisa Aziz (who's already a newsreader with LBC) and a certain Martin Stanford.


The annoucement is entirly co-incidental to the BBC announcing a new station editor/controller for Radio Five Live a couple of weeks ago. Global puts a new national competitor on her lawn from the word go.

Personally, I'd like Global Radio to try and increase the advertising inventory on the national DAB LBC before rebooting LBC News 1152 for a national audience.

It does nothing for the station or the audience to hear the same 30" spots in consecutive ad breaks over the hour. Repetitive ads for scam bank account investment chasers, teef inplant surgery, and bottles of wine valuers.

I can't be the only one who wants to ring up that particular advertiser, and when they ask what wine I want valued, say "Blue Nun brought from Tesco Express, Boxing Day 2017"
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