New sports, rock, talk station to launch

A new DAB radio station is set to launch in Central Scotland offering sports talk and rock music all rolled into one.

eklipseGoing under the name of Eklipse Sports Radio, the new station will be run by Spencer Pryor, an ex ILR, ITV and BBC broadcaster and sponsorship manager and aims to employ up to 13 staff.

“It’s an opportunity we’ve been looking at for some time”, Spencer told RadioToday.

“Initially we thought of purchasing one of the Scottish stations that are going to have to be divested from the Global/Real and Smooth combine to satisfy Competition Commission ownership criteria. However the sums involved made it a bit of a non-starter for a wee company such as ours. So we’ve done a deal with SwitchDigital and taken an option on some capacity being freed up by Bauer shifting their stations onto their own muxes”.

Eklipse Sports Radio will broadcast from studios in the South East of Glasgow and will offer a “tightly formatted rock station interspersed with sports news, actuality, and interviews”.

The station is taking part in RAJAR to gain official listening figures and has set a provisional launch date of July 22nd.

Read more about Eklipse Sports Radio in the next edition of eRADIO.

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 7:00 am by RadioToday UK

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