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1458 kHz Manchester (which I think was Fortune 1458?) is to be axed at the end of April.
 

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is that the Indian station?
It comes out pretty strong at night here...was Sunrise it then changed name
 

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is that the Indian station?
It comes out pretty strong at night here...was Sunrise it then changed name
Its currently one of the few remaining Gold radio services.

1458 in Machester seems to have had a complicated history. Starting off with BBC R Manchester it was then removed from the BBC & handed over to ILR

Fortune 1458
Lite1458
Big AM
Capital Gold
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All R4 MW transmitters had the programming removed & moved over to retune loops from mid morning onwards. Carlisle & Plymouth seems to have been the last two to be done.
 

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I used to have Gold on 1548 and a Bangra style station on 1458 for years,at night while driving.
too bad they re gone,Radio Nostalgie is nowhere as good.:(
 

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I used to have Gold on 1548 and a Bangra style station on 1458 for years,at night while driving.
too bad they re gone,Radio Nostalgie is nowhere as good.:(
The Bangra station would have been Lyca Radio in London. Its still going - the Asian stations seem reluctant to shut their MW transmiters down.
 

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Good people! it s fun to drive in the dead of night listening to old Bollywood tunes!!
 

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Saw this old doc about the closure of AM Radio Luxembourg in 1992.. they announced that they would now broadcast in digital stereo from the Astra satellite. Was it actually digital then?
 

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well,Radio Luxemburg continued on long waves(234)...in French,until last year. Just a kind of boring "talk radio"-with-ads.
Continues on FM ,it s a very old station,it started round 1930. For grumpy old (French)men!:D:D
Known as "RTL" nowadays.



Edit! it s even older ,Wiki says
"En 1925, François et Marcel créent l'Association Radio Luxembourg et commencent à diffuser de la musique. Les programmes s'étoffent au fil des mois et sont présentés à la fois en luxembourgeois, français, allemand et anglais. En 1927, la radio associative diffuse deux à trois heures de programmes par semaine.
A multilingual precursor of a united Europe!!

The German version of RTL continues,I guess,on FM in the German Sprachraum for its Liebhabern!https:// www.rtlradio.de/
 
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nah, too late. ADR launched in 1995, this was 1992

Does seem odd it being referred to as "digital"! The only reference I can see to it on satellite in 1992 is as a good old analogue stereo pair on Astra 1A transponder 13 7.38+7.56 -

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13 TV RTL4                NL  du 11.391  H PAL    6.50 M            y/n
                                                  7.02 M + 7.20 M
13 R  RTL Intern'l        L   -     "             7.38+7.56 S
13 R  RTL 4 Radio         NL  du    "             7.74+7.92 S

(Archived newsgroup post from February 1992 - https://www.nic.funet.fi/index/astro/textdoc/news/eurosat.txt )
 

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nah, too late. ADR launched in 1995, this was 1992
Radio Luxembourg was piggybacked on the Astra RTL channel after programme closedown, it might be the crossover from one transponder to another at the uplink station was in digital format.
 

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RTL Radio (Germany) was on DSR (16 channels, uncompressed, 48ks/s, 16 bit) on DFS Kopernikus 1 and TV Sat 2 from 1992 to Jan 1999 when DSR transmissions ended. As far as I know, DSR was never on Astra.
 

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RTL Radio (Germany) was on DSR (16 channels, uncompressed, 48ks/s, 16 bit) on DFS Kopernikus 1 and TV Sat 2 from 1992 to Jan 1999 when DSR transmissions ended. As far as I know, DSR was never on Astra.
Correct, never broadcast from Astra 19E, but the content could have been digital from the studio to the uplink station.
Perhaps somebody from the commercial side of things (at the time) can provide the answer.
 

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Correct, never broadcast from Astra 19E, but the content could have been digital from the studio to the uplink station.
Perhaps somebody from the commercial side of things (at the time) can provide the answer.
yes, could be digital at some earlier stage of the journey, a bit like how fibre to the cabinet is sold as fibre
 

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The Radio 4 Medium Wave transmitters appear to have been all switched off sometime before noon on 30 April. 756 kHz BBC Radio Cumbria, and 1449 kHz BBC Asian Network from Peterborough area now have those frequencies to themselves in England.
 

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The Radio 4 Medium Wave transmitters appear to have been all switched off sometime before noon on 30 April. 756 kHz BBC Radio Cumbria, and 1449 kHz BBC Asian Network from Peterborough area now have those frequencies to themselves in England.
It would be interesting to retune a modern vehicle radio in this area to find these stations.
 

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14 transmitters turned off today:


603 - ex Invicta R (Kent)
603 - R4 Newcastle
720 - R4 London
720 - R4 Belfast
720 - R4 Londonderry
756 - R4 Cornwall
774 - R4 Eniskillen
774 - R4 Plymouth
1170 - ex R Victory
1242 - ex Invicta R (Kent)
1149 - R4 Aberdeen
1458 - ex BBC R Manchester / Fortune 1458 etc
1485 - R4 Carlisle
1557 - ex Ocean Sound


Not much left now.
 
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