Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Major London station closes

Ministry of Sound closes radio station 

The London-based  dance music station run by the Ministry of Sound has closed almost all its outlets.

 Although it can still be heard on Tune-In, where it has 480,000 followers, the station's other outlets are running a looped announcement telling listeners that "Ministry of Sound Radio is no longer broadcasting." The station was previously on DAB and online.  

Their web site diverts browsers to a page saying: "MoS Radio is taking some time off the air while we work on exciting new projects.  We look forward to sharing with you the next stage of Ministry of Sound and want to thank you for listening."

The station was launched in 1999, broadcasting solely on the MoS website. It then appeared on DAB in London and parts of Scotland from 2000 with live programmes. According to Akamai, it soon became the world's most listened-to dance radio station. The DAB service in London was closed after only two years in December 2002. The slot was then filled with a rebroadcast of Yorkshire's dance music regional station,  Galaxy FM.  Ministry of Sound Radio has been broadcasting on line continuously since 2002. 

Ministry of Sound also produces syndicated programmes for various places and it licences the Ministry of Sound brand in several countries.  

In Australia, Ministry of Sound Radio is hosted by Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet. The programme is heard every Saturday night / Sunday morning and is relayed by about a hundred radio stations throughout Australia.

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