spin was licenced to cater to the audience younger then fm104 and 98 fm. The licence was known as and assumed to be by many including me to have been a dance licence when awarded, but actually it isn't, but a youth licence like the others.drumandbasshead010 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:53 pmI personally think no matter what licenses the BAI offer/advertise dance music belongs to the pirates. Look at Spin1038 for example. Weren't they given what was called the 'dance' license? Look at them now, just another youth station like Beat, iRadio etc. Any attempt the BAI make to give out a dance license will end up nowhere because most likely the station will be forced to play all commercial dance and completely ignore the underground styles, or become another youth station like Spin did.
There was no dance licence. I agree it is best to leave dance music to the pirates and online, unless the BAI go down the route of licencing more community of interest stations. I can imagine a station like power fm on the radio right now. Their temp licence back around 2010 was rather successful and hugely received i believe. They have been on the go in various forms since 1992 and play everything likely to be covered by a pirate. Or someone like opentempo in waterford if they were interested in such a licence if it existed. won't happen though as the BAI are only interested in protectionism rather then improving listening choice.