TeamRock Radio, a new station featuring all rock genres has launched across the UK on digital radio, at Two Minutes to Midnight on Sunday.
The launch was accompanied by a special message of support and poetry reading from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
After visiting TeamRock’s Download Festival HQ Taylor aptly recited Edgar Alan Guest’s famous ‘It Couldn’t Be Done’ and finished with the words “I belong. Do you?”
The station is the brainchild of Billy Anderson, a former exec for GMG Radio in Scotland, and his former boss and CEO John Myers.
Hugh Evans, former Controller at Rock Radio in Manchester and Real Radio XS is running the station and will host the breakfast show. The schedule also features Nicky Horne, poached from Planet Rock and a daily two hour show dedicated to a mix of unsigned, underground and rising bands.
TeamRock Radio is part of a new content, creation and distribution business for rock fans around the world. It owns the rock titles, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog, Blues, and AOR Magazine as well as the brand extensions of the magazines alongside internationally famous branded events, The Golden Gods, Prog Awards, and The Classic Rock Roll of Honour
On its first day of broadcasting today it will make the Metal Hammer Golden Gods event available exclusively through PlayStation Home, from the Indig02 in London.
Ian Williamson, TeamRock Commercial Manager, says: “It would be an understatement to say a large majority of our readers are also passionate gamers.
“To join the two through the amazing PlayStation Home virtual environment is as natural as Lemmy in a cowboy hat.”
And the first song played? Two minutes to midnight, of course.