1990 in British radio

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List of years in British radio (table)
In British television
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
In British music
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
In British film
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

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.