Big switch on for Town 102
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Big switch on for Town 102

The new local radio station for Ipswich, Town 102 has gone live this morning at 7:30am, with the Nick Morrell breakfast show.

The station is owned by Tindle Radio and won the licence in December 2005 after fighting off competition from seven other applications, including bids from UKRD and The Radio Business.

Town 102 is playing "just great songs for Ipswich", and has promised live programming 24 hours a day and provides [i]high quality news, information and entertainment — a dynamic mix of intelligent speech and great music from the past to the best of today,[/i] according to the station website.

Tindle Radio’s Chief Executive, Kevin Stewart launched the station: "The award of the licence and the launch of Town 102FM is a culmination of years of hard work. We are passionate about local radio and we will be giving people in Ipswich their own station. We have made a significant investment into the launch of Town 102FM with state-of-the-art technology which will bring a unique sound to Ipswich.”

Singers Simon Webbe and Steve Brookstein also helped launch the station by singing live at the launch party this afternoon.

Programme Controller David Rees said: “Both Simon Webbe and Steve Brookstein attract listeners of all ages. Being the new radio station for Ipswich we similarly hope to attract listeners from all ages. We will bring the best of new music and classic tracks to Ipswich. Simon Webbe and Steve Brookstein are artists our listeners will enjoy.”

Missed the launch? Registered users can click [link=]here[/link] to listen.

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0 0 471 19 October, 2006 Industry News 9:04 am 200610 Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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