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    Default If 1xtra was on terrestrial radio, would it be more popular than Radio 1?

    Whenever the subject of Radio comes up, the same theme always arises, 'if I had 1xtra in the car it'd be on'...or something similar.

    Even my 51 year old, white Northern Irish mother listens to 1xtra, by choice, on the DAB kitchen radio.

    And although a lot of my friends haven't much awareness about specific genres, they too find 1xtra to be their station of choice if putting on the Sky radio channels or internet radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deccy J View Post
    Whenever the subject of Radio comes up, the same theme always arises, 'if I had 1xtra in the car it'd be on'...or something similar.

    Even my 51 year old, white Northern Irish mother listens to 1xtra, by choice, on the DAB kitchen radio.

    And although a lot of my friends haven't much awareness about specific genres, they too find 1xtra to be their station of choice if putting on the Sky radio channels or internet radio.
    Most Definatly, KISS FM would be good aswell.

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    I always forget Kiss is only in london

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    1xtra wouldnt be as big as radio 1 if it was on terrestrial. however, i reckon it would compete with Kiss in london
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    1xtra wouldnt be as big as radio 1 if it was on terrestrial. however, i reckon it would compete with Kiss in london
    Why just London?

    Unlike grime, black music in general is Number 1 worthy, and popular nationwide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Starks View Post
    I always forget Kiss is only in london
    There are three different Kiss's on FM. When the specialist shows come on like Logan Sama they all broadcast from London. In Cardiff we used to have DJ Zink in Logans place on Monday nights but now they all broadcast Logan's show.
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    I normally listen to Kiss in the car, only listen to 1xtra in the car when there's a dnb show on tbh, 1Xtra could easily overtake Radio 1 if it was made terrestrial.
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    Only Fm station I listen to is Peace Fm (Manchester),but it would always be 1Xtra if it was terrestrial. It must a lot of listeners anyway,so I doubt they would change now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    1xtra wouldnt be as big as radio 1 if it was on terrestrial. however, i reckon it would compete with Kiss in london
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    how can you make something more popular by widening the range?

    a fanbase is a fanbase

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe >>> View Post
    how can you make something more popular by widening the range?

    a fanbase is a fanbase
    na they're talking about expanding into another market (fm) so they could increase popularity. If people have the choice to listen to 1xtra in the car (where there's less choice for black music if your on FM) then maybe that would become a station they listen to more (e.g. get to know presenters, get used to the playlist)

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    lol 1xtra aint some kind of underground station its extremely easy to get hold of in the car / home / radio if the listener really wanted to.

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    1xtra is just like radio 1 but an urban version of it
    hence why i dont really like it much
    choice is better imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deccy J View Post
    Why just London?

    Unlike grime, black music in general is Number 1 worthy, and popular nationwide
    i didnt mean it would flop nationwide.

    i just gave kiss as an example as a comparable station.

    i dont know how listening figures look outside of london so dont want to make misleading statements.

    the thing with becoming terrestrial is that it would cost the BBC a lot more money as PRS rates would increase. It would also attract negative attention from the likes of Kiss and Choice etc... who (despite playing chart playlist crap) will complain that it will compete with the services that they provide. To avoid negative press (about competing with kiss etc..and also about increased prs costs whilst playing some similar tracks to Radio 1) before the licence fee agreement is announced in 2012, the BBC trust would block any proposal to make 1xtra a terrestrial station.

    Also as Rinse keep finding out, there is limited space on the terrestrial dial.

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    lol 1xtra aint some kind of underground station its extremely easy to get hold of in the car / home / radio if the listener really wanted to.
    how easy?
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    every new car will have wifi in 5 years anyway so people will be able to listen then
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    I always have the ability to listen to 1xtra and never do really. Once in a while i'll see it meantioned on the BBC homepage but apart from that its exposure isnt as much as i would imagine for a station that been goin on for so long.

    More so i get the impression its a where the bbc stick shows they don't really care about.
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    I'm close enough to London to get Kiss FM luckily, 1xtra would be good but tbh I rarely listen to the radio if it aint on my laptop. Even driving I just listen to my ipod

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe >>> View Post
    lol 1xtra aint some kind of underground station its extremely easy to get hold of in the car / home / radio if the listener really wanted to.
    Yea definately but DAB radio isn't the standard at the minute, it's still got a couple of years at least.

    And, even cars being produced now do not have DAB radio as standard.

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    still listening 2 radio 1 in '010<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    but tbh radio on the whole is dead, the way internet has taken over all forms of media is just a madness.
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