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Old 18-01-2013, 20:11
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Is there any chance of this station becoming a proper national network on DAB as apposed to a port of a London station? It's good listening, but don't like listening to Londons news and travel when I live elsewhere...
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:18
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Is there any chance of this station becoming a proper national network on DAB as apposed to a port of a London station? It's good listening, but don't like listening to Londons news and travel when I live elsewhere...
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Old 19-01-2013, 00:44
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An experiment for DAB as long as they have the funding... that is it. Kiss will always be a 'relay' London station... and no more. It could be here today... gone tomorrow... that is how DAB works at the moment unfortunately.
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Old 19-01-2013, 01:05
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They are able to split the London focused things.
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Old 19-01-2013, 07:15
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They are able to split the London focused things.
Guess a lot depends on the Global and GMG merger approval which means Capital and Heart will roll out on local muxes, also the MXR mux closure which Bauer and Global have a contract so Global stations will be on Bauer muxes, If Bauer buy Absolute and Planetrock the bandwidth on D1 might get rearranged, then Kiss might become a full national stereo station on D1.
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Old 19-01-2013, 08:43
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An experiment for DAB as long as they have the funding... that is it. Kiss will always be a 'relay' London station... and no more. It could be here today... gone tomorrow... that is how DAB works at the moment unfortunately.
Kiss won't be gone tomorrow from national DAB, they need 80% UK DAB coverage to qualify for dropping all of the local content on the East Anglia & Severn Estuary FM licences.
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Old 19-01-2013, 10:27
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i have heard national travel on kiss on sky, and different adverts to when i listen on 100fm
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Old 19-01-2013, 10:44
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i have heard national travel on kiss on sky, and different adverts to when i listen on 100fm
So maybe the D1 feed will be changed to the "national" Freeview/Sky feed later if it stays?
http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/news/d...=&year=&id=385
Test transmissions for dance music station KISS have recently started on Digital One's national commercial digital radio network.

More details will be announced in Q1 2013.
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Old 19-01-2013, 10:44
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i have heard national travel on kiss on sky, and different adverts to when i listen on 100fm
Kiss on DAB in Nottingham is obviously not the London feed - it does the old Galaxy DAB trick of dropping a 30 second version of an old song in when there's not enough advertising to fill it up (and the advertising it does have seams to be shared with Q).

I would be less grating if they just dropped the travel in the same way though! Still, at least it's not as bad as Xfm which is obviously the London feed complete with the constant TfL advertisements (they must single handedly keeping Xfm Afloat!)
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:54
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Kiss no longer does TRAVEL info on air.... You have gotta go online onto their website and check your area. Why don't they just do links for each kiss fm like capital does on their networked shows.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:23
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Kiss no longer does TRAVEL info on air.... You have gotta go online onto their website and check your area.
What a waste of effort that is then. Surely travel news needs to be delivered while you're in your car. If you're at home/office, you'd go directly to the AA, RAC or Highways Agency website.

What a bright lot they must be at Kiss HQ
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:33
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If Radio 2 can do it why can't they? Just the main routes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:29
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What a waste of effort that is then. Surely travel news needs to be delivered while you're in your car. If you're at home/office, you'd go directly to the AA, RAC or Highways Agency website.

What a bright lot they must be at Kiss HQ
They haven't had travel news on Radio 1 for years. Maybe it's just that under 30s are more likely to use the internet to find travel problems in their area.

If Kiss has stopped travel news it must have happened recently, as up until last year they were doing separate travel bulletins for the Severn Estuary during the breakfast show.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:31
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At least there on-air travel news is better than there real news - seriously why on earth do they need to get "trending" into each bulletin - 99% of the time the stories stand on there own without having to refer to Twitter - and if they don't they are more of a crock of junk than usual!
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:48
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If Radio 2 can do it why can't they? Just the main routes.
Radio 2.reads out travel news. Kiss doesn't read out ANY. Just telling you to go check out their website if you want travel news!
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:34
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They haven't had travel news on Radio 1 for years. Maybe it's just that under 30s are more likely to use the internet to find travel problems in their area.
What, like using their smartphones to surf the web while driving along ? I suppose some people are that dangerously dim, in fact I know they are, I've seen it being done
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:12
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Capital London were providing travel updates every 15 minutes during breakfast this morning due to the snow. I don't see why Kiss can't provide a 30 second travel update for their 3 stations. It's useful to have a travel update about the tube before I leave the house, I don't tend to check the internet before i leave so if there are delays then I'll only find out when getting to the station which is far from ideal really.
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Old 11-02-2013, 22:37
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Kiss has gone downhill in my books its not s patch on what it was. Shame capital can't come on fm here I would listen to that more. It's only on dab here but i listen via dab anyway.
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Old 12-02-2013, 00:18
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Kiss has gone downhill in my books its not s patch on what it was. Shame capital can't come on fm here I would listen to that more. It's only on dab here but i listen via dab anyway.
I listen to KISS quite a bit in the car, and i have to disagree i think it sounds slick and has good music... but each to their own i guess.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:08
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If Kiss has stopped travel news it must have happened recently, as up until last year they were doing separate travel bulletins for the Severn Estuary during the breakfast show.
Very recently, as last time I listened to the Michael and Clara prog in the afternoon (about 2 weeks ago) they were doing travel news (this is the Essex DAB version which is the straight rebroadcast of Kiss 100, labelled as Kiss Essex).
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:05
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So looks like the D1 slot is now permanent and the local mux slots will cease. Just need it to be in stereo now! http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/ne...b-channel.html
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:12
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Is there any chance of this station becoming a proper national network on DAB as apposed to a port of a London station? It's good listening, but don't like listening to Londons news and travel when I live elsewhere...
I wouldn't rule out 'more regional services' on FM though, Bauer may get Kiss into Scotland if Global sells Capital Scotland (CC issues) or anywhere in the north if an ex-smooth fm license is within Bauer's reach. I suppose they may separate Scotland from the rest of the network.
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:23
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It's still not clear what will happen to the 2 Smooth slots on D1, if one closes or D2 finally gets going, might give a chance for Kiss to go stereo?
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Old 20-02-2013, 22:37
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So we can hear the same 20 songs in stereo,nice I have capital for that thanks.
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Old 20-02-2013, 23:59
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It's still not clear what will happen to the 2 Smooth slots on D1, if one closes or D2 finally gets going, might give a chance for Kiss to go stereo?
If Bauer acquired TIML's Absolute Radio, they'd have enough space on D1 to up Kiss to stereo by either removing Absolute Radio 90s or decreasing the bitrate of 80s.

However, they may decide to reduce Planet Rock down to mono instead.
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