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More of UK radio becomes less than ever before...
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston February 5
    Not jingles directly, but there will be even less in future for UK collectors/fans to be interested in, as Germany's Bauer
    buys up BOTH the long-holding-out Lincs FM Group and also more recent Celador Radio Group..

    Details over at sister website Radio Today.
    https://radiotoday.co.uk/

    UK "independent local radio" was never intended to become this level of deep "consolidation."
  • mbmb February 5
    At least it will be cheap and easy to roll out that bland FM imaging to another XXXXX stations
  • IanFIanF February 8
    Wireless Group stations now bought out.....
  • scotronscotron February 8
    It will soon be just one big national radio service. Bring back local radio.
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston February 8
    Only just caught this story. Bad enough Celador and Lincs, but I didn't see this one coming just a couple of days later.

    To think that once upon a time a small Glasgow "community" station got in deep merde from Ofcom for its
    owners selling it to someone else without Ofcom "approval", yet a foreign magazine group can buy up FIFTY_EIGHT
    "ILR" commercial stations in one week, and "that's OK then" !!!

    I suspect Original in Aberdeen might be in the next sweep of miscellaneous "filler" stations for Bauer, and UKRD targeted
    as the next group for Global (which may prove "interesting" for a certain "gentleman" domiciled in the Channel Islands;^[ )