Listeners react to Kerrang! 105.2 closure
As Planet Rock arrived in the West Midlands, complete with a different genre of rock and national travel news, listeners have been sounding off on Facebook.
Most of the comments are negative and include the likes of “Planet Rock Sucks” and “Having to listen to Free Radio instead it’s that bad.”
Kate Lawler, who hosted the drive show for the last four years from Birmingham will now present breakfast. Her last update on Facebook gave a huge thanks to everyone who got involved with her show: “I’ve had such an amazing adventure and have been so lucky in working with the most amazing people here at Kerrang, whom many we’ve said goodbye to today as our Birmingham home closes.
“I love you all & am looking forward to presenting the Breakfast Show on Kerrang! as of Tuesday. Love & Light. x”
The station will re-launch this week with a new schedule of presenters from London and only be available on digital platforms.
Other comments include: “You’ve now become just another London station. You have left your real home. Why would I want to listen to someone that took away local jobs?”
“Bauer you owe me £150 for my sanity.”
“I have a subscription to a couple of Bauer magazines. I am cancelling the subscriptions today. They will not have any more money from me. Ever.”
“Can’t take planet saga rock anymore. Got to get DAB in the car. Who’s stupid idea was it to take Kerrang off FM?”
“Which fuc*ing moron in accounts thought this was a good idea?”
“Dump them n go to TeamRockRadio”
“Cant listen to that shite planet rock in the car!!! Its like listening to smooth fm!!!”
For the sake of fairness, we searched for positive comments to share but unfortunately we couldn’t find any at the time of publishing.
If anything, it’s doing great business for mobile phone operators who will see an increase in data packages, and listening figures to DAB in the West Midlands are expected to be higher in the near future.