Amazing Radio

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Amazing Radio
Amazing Radio logo
CityLondon, New York City, Boston
Broadcast areaWorldwide: DAB, online
SloganYou heard it here first
First air date1 June 2009
FormatNew & Emerging Artists
OwnerAmazing Media
Amazing Radio is located next to the Tyne Bridge in Gateshead

Amazing Radio is an international radio station first broadcast originally on digital radio in the United Kingdom.[1] The station plays new music from a number of music genres including pop, rock, indie, hip hop, electronica and jazz.[2] The station originally broadcast on the Digital One ensemble which replaced the temporary Birdsong test transmission which had been running for a year and a half beforehand.[1][3][4] The station discontinued its DAB presence in 2012 to become an Internet-only radio station,[5] but later returned to DAB in London and Dublin. The station subsequently decided it wasn't worth paying to be on DAB when so much radio listening is now online.

The station takes its music from its sister website and encourages its listeners to have their say as to which songs should make the station's playlist.[6][7]

Artists to have been played extensively by the station since their earliest recordings include Bastille, Nine Lies, Tom Odell, Haim, The 1975, Chvrches and London Grammar.

Since 2010, the station has broadcast a weekly chart on Sunday afternoons. The first chart-topper was 'Spider' by Tom And The Tides (an early recording by Tom Odell)


Previous notable presenters have included Simon Raymonde and Kathryn Tickell.


  1. ^ a b "Amazing – a new DAB station". Radio Today. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ Barnett, Emma (1 June 2009). "Amazing Radio launches on DAB, promoting unsigned talent". The Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Birdsong radio taken off the air". BBC News. 1 June 2009. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  4. ^ Welsh, James (1 June 2009). "Amazing Radio replaces birdsong". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.
  5. ^ Martin, Roy (18 May 2012). "Amazing Radio explains DAB disappearance". Radio Today. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  6. ^ Plunkett, John (1 June 2009). "Amazing Radio gives voice to unsigned bands – but silences birdsong channel". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
  7. ^ McCabe, Maisie (1 June 2009). "Amazing Radio launches on DAB". Brand Republic. Retrieved 1 June 2009.

Coordinates: 54°57′58″N 1°36′13″W / 54.966038°N 1.603667°W / 54.966038; -1.603667