Choice to become Capital XTRA from Monday

Global Radio has today announced that its urban music station Choice will become Capital XTRA from Monday and go national on DAB digital radio.

The station broadcasts in London on FM and across the UK on digital satellite and cable services, including Freesat channel 720, where the station has already been re-labelled Capital XTRA. Choice recently hit the headlines when it hired former BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Tim Westwood to present a new show on the station.

The station will return to DAB across the UK; the station is replacing Smooth Radio 70s on national DAB - previously Choice FM was available on regional DAB in the North West, South Wales and West Midlands but was removed following changes to the service in these regions.

With Choice's change of name to become more closely aligned with Capital FM, parallels to BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra have been made: both networks now have their own urban music station sister station.

The news to replace Smooth 70s with Capital XTRA on DAB comes on the week Smooth Radio moved into Global Radio's studios in London as part of the takeover of GMG's former radio assets. The full scope of the takeover is yet to clear regulatory hurdles - so some regional Smooth stations and sister station Real continue to be operated separately. Smooth 70s was launched at the end of 2011.
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