Listeners to Share Radio on DAB will need to go online instead from 7pm today as the station turns off its national channel.
The station says it’s a substantial change in its broadcasting strategy and that some of the regular programmes will continue.
“There’ll be national, international and business news on the hour, and a number of Share Radio presenters will continue producing output, including Simon Rose, Linda Lewis and Sue Dougan,” the station told RadioToday.
Overnight, Share Radio will simulcast with Share Music, the online station which plays instrumental folk music.
Gavin Oldham, founder of Share Radio, said: “The move to internet-only broadcasting will enable us to build a clear understanding of listener interest, something which has not been possible in quantitative terms from linear transmission such as DAB. This, combined with a very significant reduction in costs, will enable us to build a more listener-centric commercial model going forwards.
“We will continue to welcome those who have worked with Share Radio over the past 2½ years to use our studios for production of their funded programmes, which will continue to be streamed on Share Radio.”
Share Radio and Share Music are operated by Share Premium Ltd., a company also controlled by Gavin Oldham.