Corey Taylor helps launch TeamRock Radio
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Corey Taylor helps launch TeamRock Radio

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.

0 4 615 17 June, 2013 Digital Radio News, Station News Monday, June 17th, 2013


  1. Radio Geordie

    Listened to the launch – sounds promising.
    Just a pity that it’s in mono.

    Just a word of note – it can be heard in stereo via the radio player.

  2. Seen It

    I love to way that the future of radio seems to be either mono or a lower than FM sound quality.

    Please tell me that people are not seriously scratching their heads wondering why DAB is not catching on to the point of ditching FM.

    DAB will be leapfrogged in favor of Internet delivery.

    Government and some radio groups are seriously backing the wrong house!!!!!!!!

    1. MB

      The FM listening share is going down by around 3 to 4 percentage points each year, while digital is increasing. You cannot get TeamRock on FM in stereo, that’s the point here.

      They could decide not to go on DAB and just be an internet station but the vast majority of digital listening is DAB. Digital 1 is crowded because everyone is trying to get on there.
      Digital 2 please Ofcom.

      1. Seen It

        Where did you obtain the breakdown of how people are listening to digital radio?

        Who is measuring how people are listening across DAB, TV, Internet or mobile?

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