FM Outside London

Discuss UK-based Radio outside the South East of England
e.g. Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds & Manchester
'Legal' radio topics often go here too.
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Re: FM Outside London

Post by radionortheast » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am

peterogerspirate wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:40 pm
More people would listen to a online stream than a fm frequency
if you established a station on fm and estabished it online, knew groups of people,
you have to be very good at social media, as an introverted person and not been very good at this internet stuff i’m not going to get anywhere, it would jingles music put togeather throught mixcloud, if noone knows about you. While there might be noone listening on fm either, at least I get some enjoyment out of it. You can’t go putting jingles throught the transmitter or upping the power...yes it can't be a proper radio station, as other radio stations in my area would no doubt complain.

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by peterogerspirate » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:56 pm

radionortheast wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am
peterogerspirate wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:40 pm
More people would listen to a online stream than a fm frequency
if you established a station on fm and estabished it online, knew groups of people,
you have to be very good at social media, as an introverted person and not been very good at this internet stuff i’m not going to get anywhere, it would jingles music put togeather throught mixcloud, if noone knows about you. While there might be noone listening on fm either, at least I get some enjoyment out of it. You can’t go putting jingles throught the transmitter or upping the power...yes it can't be a proper radio station, as other radio stations in my area would no doubt complain.
Maybe this shows the lack of a decent radio app for discovering new streams and stations

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by Casual » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:10 pm

So what's going on with radio activity in the other cities in the UK? Are stations like Distinct (was a pretty good listen at times), Kriss, Hot & Sting still on in Birmingham? Are stations like Fresh & Passion still on in Huddersfield? (It's been well documented what happened with Frequency in Leeds). Is there anything going on in Manchester? Has Brighton only got Codesouth? Are things still on in Southampton/Portsmouth? (Lush, Faze, UK Bass)

Are there any stations/places I haven't mentioned?

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by wazza » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:21 pm

Hot, Sting and Kriss still on in the west mids and consistent as ever. Skyline back on in Wolverhampton but low power.

Distinct have been back on since Christmas. There's also a station called BCMR which plays back to back pop music with no presenters, bit odd really but it's been going for years now.

That's about it for the midlands really, the odd thing pops up now and again elsewhere but nothing to write home about.

Oh, and I hear some of the shows on Sting mentioning Fresh FM in Leeds - sounds like they link up a lot. On that basis I assume they're still on air but haven't been to Leeds to verify that :D

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by pirateaddict » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:05 pm

OK wazza. Yes fresh is still on air on low power though from what radionortheast said.. Peoples fm in Leeds used to rebroadcast sting fm not long ago.. Nowt in Sheffield tbh apart from 106.8. 9 107.which seems to play nowt but John peel sessions from around 2000's, bit boring for me I'd rather hear John peel sessions from 86 onwards but that ain't gonna happen :tup

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by Casual » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:07 pm

Nice one guys 👍

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by thewisepranker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:50 pm

Casual wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Has Brighton only got Codesouth?
Unfortunately.

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by TimB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:12 pm

"You're right - it's easy to fire up a couple of Watts into an aerial on your rooftop and play radio to a half dozen of your mates in the neighbourhood, but that's not real radio."

its not a bad start though , right? :-)

what surprises me is the total lack of any activity in manchester

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by Effemm » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 pm

:roll:

Cambridge too. Uni city all over with nothing on FM since Fenz was around. Wasted

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by bristolpirates » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:07 pm

TimB wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:12 pm
what surprises me is the total lack of any activity in manchester

Is Irie gone now?

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by midlandsradio » Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm

Birmingham/West Midlands is seeing a few on air at the moment.

87.9 Citybeats
89.7 BCMR (Weekends Only)
92.0 Hot FM
94.2 Skyline (Very low power but on 24/7)
94.4 Sting
99.7 Distinct FM

The highest count we've had here in a few years.

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Re: FM Outside London

Post by teckniqs » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 am

midlandsradio wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Birmingham/West Midlands is seeing a few on air at the moment.

87.9 Citybeats
89.7 BCMR (Weekends Only)
92.0 Hot FM
94.2 Skyline (Very low power but on 24/7)
94.4 Sting
99.7 Distinct FM

The highest count we've had here in a few years.
Just seen the Sutton Coldfield receiver is back on Globaltuners and on this Thursday morning at 9am I'm receiving 92.0(weak), 94.4 (quite strong) and 95.1(weak).

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