Absolute Radio 00s

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Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°08′13″W / 51.512248°N 0.136937°W / 51.512248; -0.136937

Absolute Radio 00s
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Frequency DAB: 12A (Greater London)
First air date 10 December 2010
Format Non-stop music from the noughties
Audience share 0.1% (December 2012, [1])
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Absolute Radio
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 60s
Absolute Radio 70s
Absolute 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio Extra
Website Absolute Radio 00s

Absolute Radio 00s, or Absolute Radio Noughties, is a spin-off service from Absolute Radio. In the same format as Absolute 80s and Absolute Radio 90s, the station is a rolling music service which airs music from the period 2000-2009, focusing chiefly on rock, alternative, 'credible' pop and hip-hop/urban crossover music. It launched on the 10 December 2010 on the Switch London DAB multiplex, replacing Absolute Radio 90s which moved permanently to the national Digital One multiplex following a trial period. (Absolute 90s had only launched in the London slot a few months prior to this, following Absolute 80s' move to Digital One.)[citation needed]

Simulcasts[edit]

As with Absolute's other digital spin-offs, Absolute Radio 00s simulcasts the Christian O'Connell breakfast show from the main Absolute Radio service. In a change to how the breakfast show is simulcast, as with the other sister stations, Absolute Radio 00s now only features music from the Noughties during the breakfast show. As a promotion for the new station, during December 2010 O'Connell would present an additional hour (10am to 11am) on the 00s station after the end of his main show.[citation needed]

Schedule[edit]

The current Absolute Radio 00's schedule:[citation needed]

Monday to Friday:

  • 00:00 - Non Stop Noughties
  • 06:00 - Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show
  • 10:00 - Vicki Blight
  • 13:00 - The Naked Lunch
  • 14:00 - Pete Allison
  • 17:00 - Non Stop Noughties
  • 20:00 - Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show (Monday - Thursday only)
  • 22:00 - Non Stop Noughties

Saturday:

  • 00:00 - Non Stop Noughties
  • 09:00 - Frank Skinner
  • 12:00 - Non Stop Noughties

Sunday:

  • 00:00 - Non Stop Noughties

The service is currently available to the Greater London area via the Switch London platform (12A - 223.936 MHz) via the following transmitter sites (transmitter power in brackets):

  • Crystal Palace (2.10 kW)
  • Bluebell Hill (2.00 kW)
  • Reigate (1.51 kW)
  • Guildford (1.00 kW)
  • Zouches Farm (0.35 kW)
  • Hemel Hempstead (0.25 kW)
  • Otford (0.17 kW)
  • Alexandra Palace (0.10 kW)
  • Arkley (0.10 kW)
  • Mount Vernon (0.10 kW)
  • Stoke D'Aberdon (0.01 kW)
  • Shooter's Hill - Thamesmead (0.01 kW)

The DAB slot currently occupied by Absolute Radio 00s was initially occupied by The Groove (later Virgin Radio Groove), then by Virgin Radio Xtreme from September 2005; this was renamed Absolute Xtreme in 2008 and closed in 2009, replaced by Absolute 80s; when the 80s service moved to Digital One, Absolute Radio 90s took the slot, and when the 90s service also went national, Absolute Radio 00s was launched.

In 2011 it was confirmed by Ofcom that to accommodate the launch of new sister station Absolute Radio 70s, the reduction of the broadcast bitrate of Absolute Radio 00s would be permitted, resulting in the station moving from stereo to mono broadcasts.[1]

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