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release fm

Post by mixfm » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:42 pm

granted dab https://www.releaseradio.net/dab/ good look guys,

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Re: release fm

Post by SOTS 87 7 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:04 am

Absolutely. They deserve it. I have a couple of mates who DJ on there so its Fantastic news.
On the down side, Knowing Ofcom they'll only allow them the lowest possible bitrate 64kbs is it? and only in mono, but hey, its something.
Good luck fellas.

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Post by Polecat » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:05 am

SOTS 87 7 wrote:Absolutely. They deserve it. I have a couple of mates who DJ on there so its Fantastic news.
On the down side, Knowing Ofcom they'll only allow them the lowest possible bitrate 64kbs is it? and only in mono, but hey, its something.
Good luck fellas.
Yes good luck to them.

DAB+ bitrates are confusing. 48kbps is equivalent to 128kbps so Release may find their sound quality isn't too bad, though it certainly won't be great.

If there's one reason to stick to FM it's sound quality!
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Re: release fm

Post by Electronically » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:55 pm

64kbps sound will be like your on AM radio no treble at all. But good luck to them on that they did well.

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Re: release fm

Post by g33ky » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:12 pm

Fair dos to them, I can see some other stations in the future doing the same thing. I would say I wish Centreforce or something would come to SDL National but with the fees it would just turn into another garbage commercial station like every other station on D1/SDL. I'll stick to quality over quantity, and one FM pirate is a million times better than 100 Global or Bauer clones.
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Re: release fm

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 am

According to the London bandscan post, they're still operating away on FM. Surely not a wise idea?

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Re: release fm

Post by g33ky » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 am
According to the London bandscan post, they're still operating away on FM. Surely not a wise idea?
Weren't Flex and Rinse also still operating until the day they got their license?
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Re: release fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 am
According to the London bandscan post, they're still operating away on FM. Surely not a wise idea?
They haven't been on FM for at least 3 years.

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Re: release fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 am

g33ky wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 am
drumandbasshead010 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 am
According to the London bandscan post, they're still operating away on FM. Surely not a wise idea?
Weren't Flex and Rinse also still operating until the day they got their license?
No Flex weren't still on they handed 99.7 straight over to Raw radio

...Yes Rinse still continued on for a short while longer as a pirate on 100.4 after they were granted their licence.

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Re: release fm

Post by famefm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:34 am

For about a week just long enough to let the people know and very soon after house came on 100.3 and the stations guide now is hopelessly out of date at the moment

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Re: release fm

Post by mixfm » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:49 am

sounding fine online,, realease dab,

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Re: release fm

Post by Sparki » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:49 pm

I speak to someone on FB who's fella either runs it or plays on there, not had chance to properly listen but see she was raving about it on FB getting a DAB license thats great news! think it plays mostly house dont it?
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Re: release fm

Post by Mr Mac » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:36 pm

House, Soul, Funk Boogie.....

Bit of a mix up...

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Re: release fm

Post by g33ky » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:54 pm

Wish we got some pirate-style DAB stations on our local mux, only got bauer and global crap here :(.
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Re: release fm

Post by teckniqs » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:19 am

Mr Mac wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:36 pm
House, Soul, Funk Boogie.....

Bit of a mix up...
I told you my feelings about DAB radio but in all fairness I hope it works out for you and wish you all the very best with it. :tup

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Re: release fm

Post by Mr Mac » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:23 pm

Too old for pirate nonsense after 25 odd years it's time to rest and not have to sleep with one ear open 😉

Early days but going well so far ..

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