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Petition launched to get Amazing Radio back on DAB

By | Published on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Amazing Radio

Amazing Radio, the independent music radio station that has broadcast online and on the DAB digital radio network since 2009, has ended its DAB broadcasts because of contractual difficulties between it and the operators of the Digital One network. The specifics of those difficulties are not known, but a petition has already been launched to pressure the digital radio operator to get Amazing back onto its platform.

Although initially playing music from just unsigned acts, the Amazing station has grown over its three years on air to encompass a wide range of independently released music too, and has won a sizable fanbase for its eclectic, independent and ad-free approach.

The petition reads: “Amazing Radio plays just new music. If you got involved in the Save 6music petition then you’re probably aware of Amazing Radio which gives new artists their first play and could be said to act as a filter for 6music. The station is commercial free”.

It continues: “On 14 May 2012 the station pulled off air on DAB due to a contractual dispute with the platform provider. The station continues, as upbeat as ever, online and on apps. However, normal radios that you can just switch on in your kitchen or car are always preferable to online listening or apps with data limits. We therefore call upon the parties involved to resolve this impasse and for Amazing Radio to resume transmission on the DAB network”.

The petition is online at this web address, with more information on this Facebook page.



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