1990 in British radio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of events in British radio during 1990.
- 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.
- 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.
- January - BBC CWR
- 22 January - Radio Borders
- 4 March - 102.2 Jazz FM
- 14 May - Buzz FM
- 9 July - Magic 105.4 FM
- 27 August - BBC Radio 5
- 28 August - Radio Harmony
- 1 September - Kiss FM
- Unknown - Red Rose Rock FM
- Unknown - Red Rose Gold
Closing this year
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (March 2013)|
- "Entertainment | Jazz FM goes for new smooth title". BBC News. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- Graham, Stephen (9 September 2010). "Jazz breaking news: Jazz FM To Air Ella Fitzgerald Historic Albert Hall Broadcast". Jazzwise Magazine. Retrieved 11 February 2012.