Absolute Radio Extra

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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 Extra
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom:
National (AM);
National (DAB)
Frequency1215 kHz, AM Variants
(Digital One)
– 11D (England & Wales)
– 12A (Scotland)
Sky: 0107
First air date16 July 2010
FormatPart-time live football and concerts
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationsAbsolute Radio
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 60s
Absolute Radio 70s
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio 00s

Absolute Radio Extra is a part-time radio service similar to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. The station was launched to broadcast the live coverage of the Premier League Games under the Rock n Roll Football brand, also broadcast on the main Absolute station and Absolute Radio 90s. The station is also used to broadcast live and pre-recorded uninterrupted sets from artists and bands under the Absolute Radio Live brand, In 2010 the station broadcast live sets from festivals such as V Festival. Also comedy sets are broadcast by Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman. When off air on DAB, 'Absolute R Extra' points to Absolute Radio 90s.



Absolute Radio Extra is available on Saturday afternoons on Absolute Radio's AM Frequencies between 1.30 and 6.30[citation needed] In a number of areas, particularly in areas where the signal from the main 1215 transmitters overlap with each other,[citation needed] Absolute Radio Extra operates a number of filler transmitters on different frequencies :-

  • 1197 kHz – Brighton and Hove, Cambridge, South Devon, Dorset, South Essex, Gloucester, Oxford, Nottingham and Derby, Medway, Merseyside
  • 1233 kHz – Berkshire, North Essex, Northampton, Sheffield, Swindon, Gatwick
  • 1242 kHz – Teesside, Dundee, Peterborough and Lincoln and around the Wash (Boston transmitter), North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Stoke)
  • 1260 kHz – Guildford, East Kent

Absolute Radio 90s[edit]

The sister station Absolute Radio 90s simulcasts on Absolute Radio Extra's frequencies, when the station is off air.[citation needed]