If Gold is on the way out then its quite a sad, but understandable demise for the format and the station. I remember Capital Gold in the early 90s when it was a very well produced proper station with big name DJs and live football commentary. Around the country each ILR station had its own 'gold' format station too.
Now there's just one, in a few areas of the country and it is just a jukebox.
I suppose the big issue the format has is that it's range of music is very limited. If you consider popular music as starting in the late 50s then in the late 80s a gold station's playlist was a third of all popular music. 30 years on and now it's a niche. Those who remember the 60s don't necessarily just want to listen to music from that era.
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 4 June 2019 10:35pm