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)
BrandingAbsolute.
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
Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20110728111055/http://www.absoluteradioextra.co.uk:80/

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.

Presenters[edit]

Frequencies[edit]

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]

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