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Boom Radio Goes Live


DAB Radio for Baby-Boomers

All You Need is Love! 

Phil Riley and David Lloyd’s radio station, Boom Radio, has officially launched with breakfast host Graham Dene welcoming listeners. The first song? All you need is Love, by The Beatles. The service is aiming to attract half a million listeners using digital-only transmission, starting with DAB multiplexes in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth.


Former Capital breakfast presenter Graham Dene is joined on the line-up by former colleagues Nicky Horne – and the person who hosted Capital’s first-ever programme in 1973 – David Symonds. Also on the roster announced in January are David Hamilton, Jane Markham and Les Ross. 70s Magpie TV host Jenny Hanley hosts a weekend show alongside ‘Kid’ Jensen and Anna Raeburn. The Boom Radio team enjoyed a pre-launch zoom call last night to celebrate.

(Sources: RadioToday, The Times)

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