Spectrum wants to change Format to all talk

London AM station Spectrum Radio has applied to Ofcom for a major change in Format and would like to be known as Spectrum Talk.

It wants to move from a service aimed at various different ethnic minority communities in London to an all-speech service for Londoners focussing on “business and finance, sport, entertainment, current affairs and essential information”.

Spectrum Radio originally launched in June 1990 and has a Measured Coverage Area of 10,433,014 adults (aged 15+). It currently identifies itself as Europe’s Leading Ethnic Radio Group.

Ofcom has opened a consultation on the request, which closes at 5pm on Thursday 10 August 2017.

Posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 12:37 pm by RadioToday

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2 Comments

  1. Chris says

    So basically Spectrum wants to be another LBC and R5 Live!

  2. Chris Reardon says

    An excellent idea. When you go to the States & Australia, there are hundreds of talk stations. Here, we have a choice of around 3. The more the merrier. Even if they are doing the same thing, the presenters will be different. I’d like to hear more “characters” talking about their lives, rather than just politics & news all the time. Go for it.

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