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Platformb - Brighton

Post by dxradiofan » 09 Oct 2018 02:25

Just noticed a very potent signal on 105.5 here, certainly doesn't sound like your typical pirate station, stereo with rds and radio text
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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by Tim Bucknall » 09 Oct 2018 07:51

https://www.platformb.org.uk/

must be a CR or RSL/LPAM

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by dxradiofan » 09 Oct 2018 19:04

I don't know what CR is but LPAM means AM only, this is FM of course and ofcom don't licence low power FM stations afaik...has to be a pirate imo....Code South was hogging 105.6 but the frequent occurrence of France Info perhaps forced them off air lol

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by Nick Gilly » 09 Oct 2018 19:37

It's not a pirate. It's a community station:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/07/six-ne ... -and-kent/

Sounds to me like it'll be well worth a listen.
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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by dxradiofan » 09 Oct 2018 21:36

Oh yes thanks hmm didn't realise. It's sure taken a long time though, that was from July 2016...

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by dxradiofan » 10 Oct 2018 21:29

Nick Gilly wrote:
09 Oct 2018 19:37
It's not a pirate. It's a community station:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/07/six-ne ... -and-kent/

Sounds to me like it'll be well worth a listen.
Er no it's dire, a complete waste of bandwidth imo. Juice was great very local etc for many years but it was bought up by capital a few months back so now a clone of all the others just like all the heart 'stations, awful

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by dxradiofan » 10 Oct 2018 21:44

dxradiofan wrote:
10 Oct 2018 21:29
Nick Gilly wrote:
09 Oct 2018 19:37
It's not a pirate. It's a community station:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/07/six-ne ... -and-kent/

Sounds to me like it'll be well worth a listen.
Er no it's dire, a complete waste of bandwidth imo. Juice was great very local etc for many years but it was bought up by capital a few months back so now a clone of all the others just like all the heart 'stations' awful

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by theme » 11 Oct 2018 20:57

Wait, so Code South wasn't legal?

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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by Nick Gilly » 11 Oct 2018 22:38

No. Code South is a pirate.

As for a waste of bandwidth, I coulldn't disagree more. Platform B is currently playing Afro disco/funk as I type this. Where on Heart/Smooth/Capital/More Radio would you hear this?
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Re: Platformb - Brighton

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Oct 2018 07:38

Sorry auto correct changed lpfm to lpam.
ofcom do license low power FM stations for certain buildings

See soundart radio etc

CR = community radio

Seems like a station offering something new as nick says , all the cr stations here are clones of 90s ILR, playing high school hits, guess the year etc etc
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