1990 in British radio

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This is a list of events in British radio during 1990.

Events[edit]

  • 4 March - London's Jazz FM, a station playing mainly soul and jazz music, launches with an Ella Fitzgerald concert at the Royal Albert Hall.[1][2]
  • 27 August - The BBC's long awaited fifth national radio station, BBC Radio 5 is launched on the old Radio 2 mediumwave frequency. The station mainly carries sports, children's and educational programmes. It was closed and replaced by the national news station BBC Radio 5 Live in 1994.
  • 1 September - Official launch of Kiss FM. The station had previously operated as a pirate broadcaster.
  • Unknown - Red Rose Radio, which was transmitted on 97.4 MHz and 999 kHz, is split into two stations - Red Rose Rock FM using the FM frequency and Red Rose Gold on the medium wave frequency.
  • Unknown - Frances Line replaces Bryant Marriott as controller of BBC Radio 2.

Station debuts[edit]

Closing this year[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entertainment | Jazz FM goes for new smooth title". BBC News. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Graham, Stephen (9 September 2010). "Jazz breaking news: Jazz FM To Air Ella Fitzgerald Historic Albert Hall Broadcast". Jazzwise Magazine. Retrieved 11 February 2012.