Absolut Classic Rock Radio

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Absolut Classic Rock Radio

Post by PFM907 » 02 Feb 2019 10:35

This is a new network belonging to Bauer Media, which took over the Free 80's Radio frequencies.
Currently operating on:

990 AM, Sedgley (90 watts)
1017 AM, Shrewsbury (630 watts)
1152 AM, Langley (3000 watts)


1017 has good chances to come through here in Germany, fading from 0 to S=3 with 50 % of an hour audible, sometimes in good, but mostly in fair to poor quality. frequency is almost clear hear apart from Spain (only Burgos tx.) on different direction and on some evenings also Iran. best choice for me.

990 is there, heavily fading and behind GreatestHits most of the time. But music can be compared to 1017. Spain is also there with Bilbao tx. The two LPAM from the BBC do not reach me, as well as Cyprus does not (is it active at all??? Radio Sawa was supposed to be shut down completely on AM and turns into a web-channel). The new Z-100 can not be heard here, although other LPAM from N. Italy are (Radio Milano on 1602 was strong last night e.g.)

1152 is a mess with two different local ad versions of GreatestHits, but music is the same as on 990.Romania is a daytimer. Spain is pretty strong here with at least 3 (possibly 4) of the listed sites giving a useless signal. I guess, Smooth is also here. No chance to identify the (stronger) tx of Absolut Classic Rock in this bucket of signals.

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Re: Absolut Classic Rock Radio

Post by Tim Bucknall » 18 Nov 2019 08:56

The playlist doesn’t look bad at all, a bit like the excellent classic 21 in Belgium

1017 used to be an excellent signal here before the noise hell
When it was WABC I used to be a fan
I still remember the adverts for car dealerships “wadham-kenning!”
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Re: Absolut Classic Rock Radio

Post by PFM907 » 23 Nov 2019 22:23

yes this is nice music but the reception is a bit difficult over here on the mainland. reminds me of Virgin 1215.
I was hoping BauerMedia would re-organzite its AM facilities with as a result 1215 or 1242 carying Classic Rock.

until then, I enjoy Caroline North on 648 + 1368 this weekend :geek:

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