Smooth Radio 70s to close after 21 months
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Smooth Radio 70s to close after 21 months

Smooth Radio’s younger sibling Smooth 70s will close this weekend less than a week after being under the new control of Global Radio.

Smooth 70s launched in December 2011 as a replacement to Smooth Christmas, but went on to attract an audience of 749,000 within a year by broadcasting on the national DAB platform.

The station was run by a small team based at Smooth Radio based in Manchester, headed by Group Deputy Programme Director Chris Stevens.

The Digital One space will be filled by Global Radio’s latest brand extension, Capital XTRA.

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  1. R. davis

    Still looking around in vain to find a station as easy to listen to as Smooth 70’s.
    Still `Gob smacked` they took it off air just for us to listen to the same old same old on every other station.
    Bloody ridiculous.
    Chris Stevens, please as the previous Deputy Programe Director can you not set up a team to re-instate this greatly missed station.

  2. Kev Aberdeen

    Disaster smooth 70s removed and replaced with tripe! Come on there must be another station willing to get this decade back on air daily. It was the only station worth listening too.

  3. asilum

    fucking knobs….i along with thousands of others tuned into 70s everyday…we are still here ….tossers nuf said

  4. Sally Giles

    WHY WHY WHY.? When so many of us loved this station do they pull the plug, recently they did something similar at our local “Heart” station the two presenters Rob Chandler and Chrissie Jackson were ousted after years and years presenting the breakfast programme, so I vote with my feet and turn over, exactly what I do now that smooth 70s has gone :(

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