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Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer with Texas, has mentioned Angel Radio in Waitrose Weekend Magazine.
Sharleen had previously talked about Angel Radio in an interview with The Cork Echo newspaper "I absolutely love listening to Angel Radio. The presenters are all pensioners, and I love it. It’s like a real comfort.”
Angel Radio donates 20 retro design DAB radios to older people in Norwich
Following several letters to the Eastern Evening News from older people bemoaning the lack of their type of music on the radio in the Norwich area Angel Radio's station manager wrote to the newspaper and explained that Angel Radio can be heard on digital radios in Norwich and offered free, brand new DAB radios to the first twenty people, aged over 65, who wrote in with their age, name and address. Letters started arriving within a couple of days and retro design digital radios were sent to the first 20 older people who wrote in.
Angel Radio expands its FM coverage
Angel Radio has changed its FM frequency from 89.3 to 98.6 and has moved its FM transmission site from Fort Purbrook, on the lower slopes of Portsdown Hill, to a commercial radio tower at Fort Widley, on of the highest parts of Portsdown Hill. We are now sharing Heart FM's antenna system and we are using a brand new 1000 watt transmitter, which is currently running 200 watts.
The new FM signal is a vast improvement over anything we have had in the past. We are still awaiting news of an exchange of contracts for our new FM service, which will be on 94.8MHz and covering Chichester & the surrounding area.
Angel Radio closes its Channel Islands coverage
Angel Radio has ceased coverage of the Channel Islands on DAB.
Station Manger, Tony Smith, explained "The annual cost of broadcasting to the Channel Islands has risen considerably, but income from those broadcasts are remaining very low. If we had donations, sponsors or advertisers on the Channel Islands we might have been able to cover the costs. Unfortunately we have none of those.
Angel Radio would like to sincerely thank Nation Broadcasting for enabling Angel Radio to join the Channel Islands DAB for a year.
Angel Radio extends DAB+ coverage
Angel Radio has used the funding saved by coming off the the Channel Islands on DAB to instead broadcast to newly opened digital multiplexes covering Newcastle, Gateshead, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Station Manger, Tony Smith, explained "While it may appear strange to come off the Channel Islands DAB as a money saving exercise only to then go on DAB in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sheffield and Rotherham. The simple fact is that the cost of covering those four cities is about half the cost of covering the Channel Islands. Angel Radio is a registered charity and we need to be sure that we are using our finances to the greatest advantage"
Angel Radio extends DAB+ coverage
Angel Radio has expanded its DAB+ coverage to Southern Ireland on digital transmitters in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, and Waterford.
Angel Radio will soon also be on-air in Northern Ireland on DAB transmitters which are due on-air later this year and located in Belfast and Lisburn.
Station Manger, Tony Smith, explained "This is yet another super leap forward at being able to supply our unique memories and music programmes to the nostalgia starved older people in Ireland."
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