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Angel Radio to reach London Pensioners with new service

Angel Radio, the radio station that started life with a small group of old folk broadcasting vintage 78rpm records from the top of a tower block in Portsmouth, has taken the biggest leap in its 17-years on-air and can now be heard inside London on DAB+ digital radio.

For the next fortnight, ahead of a full launch on 10th December 2016, the radio station is broadcasting test transmissions featuring clips of their various programmes and announcements urging younger people to buy their parents or grandparents a new digital radio for Christmas so that they can enjoy Angel Radio's reminiscence therapy every day.

With its entirely unique sound, Angel Radio will be providing nostalgic entertainment, relevant information, and mental & physical stimulation to hundreds of thousands of the capital’s pensioners.

As well as programmes presented by pensioners, Angel plays music from the 1920s to the early 1960s.

Angel Radio is part of the capital’s so-called small-scale DAB service, an ultra-local DAB multiplex carrying local and niche stations to listeners primarily in central London and surrounding districts. Listeners with a DAB+ compatible radio should rescan their sets to receive the station. The multiplex is on VHF Block 9A.

Fundraising to secure long-term availability in London
Ahead of its full launch in London, and to help the community station cover long-term costs in providing the service in the capital, Angel Radio has been appealing for donations via its website, www.angelradio.co.uk

Angel Radio is already available in Aldershot, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, London, Norwich, Woking and West Sussex on digital radio.