A vast improvement. I had thought it surprising that talkRADIO had such a pokey affair considering the money behind it.
That's because their old premises at Hatfield (just round the corner from The London Studios) came a long time before Mr Murdoch came along. When they moved into it there was just one station - Talk Radio which then became TalkSport. It was owned by a group headed up by Kelvin Mckensie then, they moved out of their old Oxford Street studios after they bought the station
Then a few years ago they expanded and launched Virgin and its spinoffs, Talk Sport 2 and Talk Radio so they crammed in new studios for those. I seem to remember Iain Lee say that their studio was built in the corner of an office. It did look very temporary, I think there was a rush to get them ready. It was only now that Wireless is owned by News UK that they've taken them into their building
At one point installed multiple small studios to fulfil a contract for multi language Premier League commentary, I'm not sure if that's still going
In fact the other commercial stations buildings in London have had a similar history - both Golden Square, home of Bauer and Leicester Square, home of Global were originally occupied by one station, now they both have loads coming out of them (although a lot of Bauers stations coming out of 1 Golden Square are just automated jukebox style stations, there are just as many that have proper studio presentation, either live or pre recorded. It's launched two of these this year
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