Pirate 2 launches on DAB digital radio

Pirate FM’s new sister station Pirate 2 has launched on DAB, iTunes and online, replacing the simulcast of Pirate FM.

The UKRD station takes contributions from other companies and produces specialist programmes each day. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Cornwall Innovation, The Learning Partnership and Truro and Penwith College are all involved for the launch.

All the shows will be broadcast on DAB Digital Radio at 7pm each weekday evening. After that, the shows will also be made available on demand at Pirate2.co.uk

Pirate FM’s Managing Director Mark Peters: “This is really us taking the local heritage of Pirate FM to a brand new and really exciting level, where we can deliver huge amounts of new content to our loyal listenership and new listeners as well.

“The great thing about this new platform is that we’ve got award winning presenters on our radio station. We’re incredibly proud of this, so you’re still going to hear all of your favourite presenters and all of your favourite shows: Neil and Tina, Scott, JD – they’re all going to be there on our brand new baby.”

Isha Pit, Pirate 2’s Programme Controller shared a few of the subjects which are going to be featured: “We will have The Business Hub which will air every Monday, focusing on helping everyone in business succeed – in particular the local community.

“We also have The Farming Show, which of course will be very important for the local area. We have The Health and Wellbeing Show, The Homes and Gardens Show and The Education and Training Show. All the shows will be available as podcasts. So, as soon as they have aired, the shows will be available to listen to online. They will also be available on iTunes as well.”

Photo: The Pirate FM team celebrate the launch of Pirate 2 on Monday morning, with a special cake in the shape of the Pirate 2 logo at their studios in Redruth. Holding the cake are Pirate 2 Programme Controller Isha Pit, and Pirate FM Managing Director Mark Peters.

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 7:23 pm by RadioToday

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