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We are getting a new radio station.

(15 Posts)
PamelaJ1 Thu 11-Feb-21 19:14:59

It’s called Boom and is for us.
Well those of us that loved the music of the 60’s, it’s aimed at the 54-75 year olds. Diddy David, Nick Horne and Kid Jensen will be among the DJ’s.
I’m looking forward to it. Unfortunately it’s a commercial station so we will have to listen to the ads trying to sell us funeral plans and incontinence pads but let’s hope it’s worth it.

Ashcombe Thu 11-Feb-21 19:26:01

Sounds great! (The music, if not the ads!) Do you know the wavelength?

PamelaJ1 Thu 11-Feb-21 19:29:29

I don’t know how to do links but if you google boom radio it does explain how to access it. It’s. You can get it via Alexa.

PamelaJ1 Thu 11-Feb-21 19:29:49

It comes on line on the 14th.

FarNorth Thu 11-Feb-21 19:42:31

It sounds appalling! grin

I used to like hearing music from my youth, as it wasn't played often.
In recent years, tho, I seem to hear it all the time and I'm pretty fed up of it.

The ads sound cool, tho. (not)

Kim19 Fri 12-Feb-21 00:00:19

Thought you were going to be referring to the new news one that Andrew Neil is involved with but maybe that will be on telly.

Elrel Fri 12-Feb-21 00:21:36

What about us over 75s?! In the 1980s or ‘90s there was a station playing the music of the 1950s and ‘60s which was great but declined, for lack of use I think. Does anyone remember it?

FannyCornforth Fri 12-Feb-21 01:32:56

Elrel that would have been Radio 2 surely?

FannyCornforth Fri 12-Feb-21 01:44:57

Kim - I'd not heard of the Andrew Neill thing, thank you - it's called GB News and is on the TV. Starts next month apparently.
David Hamilton is 82.

tanith Fri 12-Feb-21 07:34:51

I’m listening to it while I’m browsing GN it’s not bad so far it launches on 14th they are running test programmes at the moment.

PamelaJ1 Fri 12-Feb-21 09:08:32

I haven’t heard of the Andrew Neil either.
It seems to be like buses, I wonder when station no.3 will turn up?

Jaxjacky Fri 12-Feb-21 09:58:57

Not for me, I like music from many years, including now.

FannyCornforth Fri 12-Feb-21 10:15:26

Same here Jaxjacky.
The 80s are very much my era, and the first few years of the 90s. But objectively I think that the 70s were by far the best decade, as it had so many different active genres.
When I listen to The Sounds of the 60s on Radio 2, which I regularly do, I'm often taken by how similar many of the songs sound very alike.

StatenIsland Fri 12-Feb-21 10:20:03

Thanks PamelaJ1. I've downloaded the phone app. I was a huge fan of Nicky Horne's Your Mother Wouldn't Like It on Capital Radio in the 70s and 80s. I'm hoping he'll be playng the same kind of music.

kircubbin2000 Fri 12-Feb-21 11:12:26

The 30s was a good time for music, wish it would make a comeback.