THC Radio - DAB

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THC Radio - DAB

Post by Ewok » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm

I noticed a new station appear 2 weeks ago on the London2 DAB Multiplex - THC Radio. Considering is costs around £10K a month to be on this Multiplex along side the likes of LBC, BBC London and Jazz Fm, I’m baffled as to how a station with hardly social media presence, presenters or adverts can be affording such a huge sum of money each month.

Coincidentally, I’ve noticed Kool Fm have suddenly bounced back after a long time off air, is that because this new THC station seems to be mainly drum and bass?

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by teckniqs » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:44 pm

10 grand a month???? ...What have you been smoking tonight?

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by Bton-FM » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:57 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:44 pm
10 grand a month???? ...What have you been smoking tonight?
THC... :smoke

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Post by teckniqs » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:09 am

Bton-FM wrote:
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THC... :smoke
Exactly... :D

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by mpx » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:26 am

April 1st was 2 weeks ago, you're a bit late :lol: we do need a decent d&b station though

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by cocksock » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:31 pm

To all of you “experts” I wouldn’t be so quick to comment, when I inquired for costs on the London MUX recently it was circa £8-10k a month for rental, arquiva STL costs and VAT.

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Post by famefm » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:55 pm

I agree I know that a station not for central London is paying about a 3rd of the mentioned figure above

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Post by sparkypaul » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:55 pm

On DAB you can broadcast at very low bit rates normally for talk radio.
Centreforce and other music stations use this for playing music and I'd imagine it's much cheaper this way.

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Post by cocksock » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:39 pm

sparkypaul wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:55 pm
On DAB you can broadcast at very low bit rates normally for talk radio.
Centreforce and other music stations use this for playing music and I'd imagine it's much cheaper this way.
The quote I was given was for 32kbps ACC+ stereo which is the lowest option. THC Radio are 32kbps.
The London MUX is big money whichever way you look at it.

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by purehouse » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:14 pm

so on their site its s aying dab+...london and surrounding counties

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Post by Ewok » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:40 pm

So this THC station has been on for 5 months now and sounds like quite an amateur pirate set up… Even broadcasting One Nation tape packs sometimes when I’ve tuned in… Pretty mad to be honest considering who all their radio neighbours are on the London MUX… I also listened to them just recently from SW London practically all the way to Northampton… The London MUX that they are on BANGS out…

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Post by fmuser877 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:58 pm

I can see a live DJ at the mo https://thcradio.london/

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Post by bravedaveyboy » Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:44 am

THC Radio has ceased on London 2.

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Post by Sparki » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:48 pm

Rumour has it they cant afford to keep going and will be off air soon, shame really! its always good to see something different pop up on DAB.
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Post by WEBB-TECH » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:01 pm

Its a huge shame as they played some good music. The show quality was a bit hit and miss. I used to try and listen in my wife's motor as she has DAB and I dont. I stream in my car and THC weren't on TuneIn which was a bit of a pain in the arse

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by Albert H » Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:35 pm

Tune-In is a complete pain. They keep dropping stations from their menus, and if your station is on there, they frequently put it in the wrong classification. They seem to be getting ever more inept!
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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by famefm » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:10 pm

Albert H wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Tune-In is a complete pain. They keep dropping stations from their menus, and if your station is on there, they frequently put it in the wrong classification. They seem to be getting ever more inept!
It also makes you listen to adverts before playing a station unless you subscribe and pay. Simple radio is what I use instead now but they still don't have every station

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Post by WEBB-TECH » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:30 pm

famefm wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:10 pm
Albert H wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Tune-In is a complete pain. They keep dropping stations from their menus, and if your station is on there, they frequently put it in the wrong classification. They seem to be getting ever more inept!
It also makes you listen to adverts before playing a station unless you subscribe and pay. Simple radio is what I use instead now but they still don't have every station
Don't get this issue on an Amazon Echo.

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Re: THC Radio - DAB

Post by famefm » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:36 pm

Maybe you are right but if you only use a smartphone amazon echo isn't as easy

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