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We broadcast an amazing mix of music – and we mean mix. From the Stones to Tom Odell and Yazoo to Little Mix, we play a bit of the old with the new sprinkled on top.
You can also hear a huge amount of local music, as well as a choice of over two-dozen specialist music shows each week. From jazz to soul, love songs to classic rock and Northern Soul to urban and many more genres besides.
Something very close to our hearts is being your number one station for everything to do with grass-roots Black Country sport. We regularly broadcast live matches from Stourbridge FC, Halesowen Town and Stourbridge Rugby Club alongside heightened coverage of the Cradley Heathens speedway team. We also offer the best in Premier League and Football League coverage with reporters at all the big matches.
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We're proud of the fact we're based in the area we broadcast to because the simple truth is - nowadays so many stations aren't. We don't begrudge those broadcasters; there's definitely a place for national radio. However we think that should be in conjunction with, not at the expense of, local equivalents.
One thing we LOVE to do is get out and about in the community and broadcast from around the Black Country. We've invested in a software called ipDTL, which allows us to do just that. In the past, stations relied on expensive ISDN connections, or pricey online streams to be able to broadcast from an external location. It meant that stations without that sort of budget missed out on interviews and content that other stations could feature.
ipDTL allows us to get around that, giving us access to high quality ISDN calls as well as an online solution that means anybody with Google Chrome and a microphone can be heard on air in seconds!
It means we can get out and about as much as we want to - you'll hear us live at events like the Black Country Festival and the Black Country Road Run as well as sports coverage at local football and cricket matches. It also gives us the chance to speak to a huge range of people, both local stars and national celebrities too.
Our technical director, Tom Walker, can't get enough of the service. He said:
"What a great solution this has brought to our station. Funds are always tight and using top end kit isn't normally an option. We carried out a simple, but effortless, trial using ipDTL and the quality was seamless throughout.
"We're always busy when it comes to outside broadcasts and, after the test run, we now know have a new platform to take us into the community."
You can find out more at ipdtl.com.