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Eagle Radio

Ofcom has today published a consultation on a request received from Eagle Radio Ltd to change the Format of its service Eagle Extra.

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Shock at discovering a Windows user

Ha Ha. Just met somebody so backward they still use Windows 8. I thought only third world countries still used Microsoft operating systems. Ha ha ha.

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Ad break: a Cancer Research warning, Alan Shearer’s first game and sex toys

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Ad break: Cancer Research, Royal Danish Ballet, Barclays, Fairtrade, Eis.de This week's Ad break has another combative film for Cancer Research; a stunning film advertising performances by the Royal Danish Ballet; a nostalgic Barclays ad with Alan Shearer remembering his...

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TalkTalk warning after data theft

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Steve Bell on Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks – cartoon

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Letter: Christopher Price’s protection of the Times Educational Supplement

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Theresa May urges media restraint in coverage of terror suspects

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Re: Ever heard of these London pirates?

Many thanks Graham. Found a letter from them which added some more info. They were also on VHF for a bit. Didn't know they continued so long. I guess so.

Re: Ever heard of these London pirates?

Radio Alison (1982) _ NO Aquarius FM (South East London, 1989)- NO Radio Argus (1988) - Continued for many, many years to SE Londonon various AM frequencies Back Street Radio ("punk station", 1977).

Ever heard of these London pirates?

Anybody know anything about these smaller unlicensed stations operating in London in the seventies or eighties?

Forthcoming London pirates book and exhibition

Since relaunching the amfm.org.uk website I've had good interest from people in putting together a book on the eighties FM pirate boom in London so now I'm doing just that.

Kenny Everett and Chris Morris compilations

Put these together years ago but never got round to bunging them on the web before so in case anyone's interested...

Trash Can Radio

Hey, guess what...there's a new kid on the block. Trash Can Radio is due to launch soon on DAB on the Sutton/​Surrey Multiplex. And guess who is at the helm!

Re: Eagle Radio

Regarding how many people will listen to AM radio - I think it depends where you are. In the area where I am , the south east of England , the answer is pretty close to nobody.

Re: Eagle Radio

Well, that's a bit like the 'potential' that Worldspace had. However, nobody bothered with it, and that's now the way of AM, hence why the panic to get general entertainment stations off of it.

Re: Eagle Radio

say, ten years ago. DAB listening outstrips AM hundred fold these days< I guess the point Alex was trying to make is the 'potential' for AM would far outweigh the DAB platform.

Re: Eagle Radio

That doesn't seem to be the case in these modern times, compared to, say, ten years ago.