Dozens of individuals have reacted to the information that widespread station Sign 2 is to be kicked off the airwaves.
The radio station is being re-branded as Best Hits Radio whereas Sign 1 faces being left with simply its flagship native breakfast present after being swallowed up by Hits Radio.
Broadcast big Bauer Media has made the announcement only a yr after buying the 2 Shelton-based stations.
Now it has began a session course of with affected employees and freelance contracts are being reviewed. The modifications shall be launched from September.
StokeonTrentLive readers have taken to social media to specific their views – with many saying they might be unhappy to see the modifications.
Judy Howland stated: “I am gutted. I’ve listened to Sign Radio for over 30 years and unhappy that the stunning DJs are shedding their jobs..
“However I am positive they are going to all get work.. Thanks Sign for a lot of blissful years of listening and good luck in getting work Dave Johnson and Stu Haycock.”
Adam Durber stated he was ‘genuinely gutted’. He stated: “I began to hearken to Sign 2 extra as soon as we started lockdown, and it is so neighborhood primarily based, however I feel it is the issues just like the Flashback and three songs from 1 yr that make it really feel extra enjoyable.
“Additionally discovered some new songs that I would by no means heard earlier than. A real disgrace to see what is probably going the start of the tip for radio station.”
John Williams agreed saying: “One other native station gone to get replaced with a nationwide station. This isn’t the enterprise that so many individuals fell in love with all these years in the past.
“There may be so few choices left if you wish to hear native industrial radio. With this being the case I really feel it’s everybody who loses due to this aside from the large corporations that could not care much less in regards to the individuals who shall be out of labor and even much less in regards to the listener to the station you have got invested a lot of your time listening to.”
And Karen Bowcosk stated: “I beloved sign 2 for years- so unhappy for the DJs which have felt a part of the household for a few years. Good luck to all of the DJs. Seems like I shall be in search of a brand new radio station.”
The modifications will see:
- Sign 1 retain its native branding and turn out to be a part of the broader Hits Radio community. Hits Radio ‘delivers a music proposition which is a soundtrack of the most important hits and nostalgic throwback tracks and native breakfast exhibits;
- Sign 2 re-branded as Best Hits Radio. Best Hits Radio ‘provides traditional hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s alongside regional drive-time and networked breakfast exhibits’.