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BBI45915 posts since 2 Aug 2015
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.
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Markymark7,334 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South 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.


Presumably you can only receive the BBC mux in your part of Derbyshire ?
BBI45915 posts since 2 Aug 2015
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.


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.
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dvboy9,935 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) 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.


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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BBI45915 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

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.
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Hatton Cross3,329 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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"
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
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