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Parker90 posts since 16 May 2019
Seems there is another 'Great' radio station.

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There was also a plan to launch Great Manchester Radio on the Manchester DAB mini-mux, although it’s been ‘coming soon’ for over three years now.


The more I dig into this the stranger it gets. Its all a bit mysterious with one of these stations receiving money from the National lottery but from a different area from which it is based ->

GREAT DRIFFIELD PEOPLE
£9,770 to GREAT DRIFFIELD RADIO LIMITED on 1 March, 2018

The group will deliver broadcasting workshops, to include interview techniques, research and recording, for individuals and community groups who are interested in promoting and publicising local events and activities and becoming actively involved in the local community. View full grant details
Location
Filey, Thirsk and Malton, Scarborough
Grant Programme
National Lottery Awards for All

All the above towns are hardly local to, or even in the same county as Driffield. The station seems to be registered to a flat in a pair of semis in Filey opposite a chip shop!

Application details here>
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/106116/Great-Driffield-Radio_application_form.pdf

Ive asked a few contacts in the area and no one seems to heard it or of it.

Interestingly the presenters on the Driffield station seem to be the presenters on the Yorkshire one.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
Parker90 posts since 16 May 2019
Hang on there is another one...

Everyone seems to be a director/secretary of the others - a strange little empire.

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Last edited by Parker on 15 August 2019 5:35pm
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
08tom698 posts since 24 Nov 2007
Global are apparently going to launch five new radio stations. They are not confirmed but it will likely be;

Heart 70s or Heart Disco
Heart 90s
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Smooth Chilled
Smooth Country

This might be why Heart 80s has moved to DAB+.
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bilky asko5,606 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Seems there is another 'Great' radio station.

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There was also a plan to launch Great Manchester Radio on the Manchester DAB mini-mux, although it’s been ‘coming soon’ for over three years now.


The more I dig into this the stranger it gets. Its all a bit mysterious with one of these stations receiving money from the National lottery but from a different area from which it is based ->

GREAT DRIFFIELD PEOPLE
£9,770 to GREAT DRIFFIELD RADIO LIMITED on 1 March, 2018

The group will deliver broadcasting workshops, to include interview techniques, research and recording, for individuals and community groups who are interested in promoting and publicising local events and activities and becoming actively involved in the local community. View full grant details
Location
Filey, Thirsk and Malton, Scarborough
Grant Programme
National Lottery Awards for All

All the above towns are hardly local to, or even in the same county as Driffield. The station seems to be registered to a flat in a pair of semis in Filey opposite a chip shop!

Application details here>
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/106116/Great-Driffield-Radio_application_form.pdf

Ive asked a few contacts in the area and no one seems to heard it or of it.

Interestingly the presenters on the Driffield station seem to be the presenters on the Yorkshire one.


I hadn't heard of it until just now, but it appears to be Barry Robinson's latest venture.

If you change the imaging dates of the Street View of the registered office address, you'll see the various branded cars parked in the drive, such as for Vale Radio, Scarborough TV News, and West Hull Community Radio.
08tom698 posts since 24 Nov 2007
Smooth Chilled


Uhhhhhhh... isn’t Smooth’s thing about being, well, relaxing?


I guess Global would say;
Smooth = your relaxing mix
Smooth Chilled = your chilled mix

I think Global own a station called chill. I don’t know if Smooth Chilled is just a rebrand of that or a new station to run along it.