242 Radio is part of the 1 Alfa Bravo Communications group of stations . It broadcasts from Edinburgh, Scotland and several satellite studios across the world. It is named in tribute to the former offshore radio station Radio Scotland, which broadcast on 242 metres medium wave and which closed on Monday 14th August 1967 due to the introduction of the Marine Offences Act coming into force. 242 Radio, which launched at 1200 (UK time) on 1st April 2017 and broadcasts 24 hours a day via the internet, has listeners in over 100 countries.
Since it's launch, 242 has aired many interviews, including several with ex-members of the original Radio Scotland team, There have also been interviews with both established and new recording acts, such as The Shires, Albert Hammond, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Jimmy Webb and Junior Campbell. Interviews tend to be broadcast as part of "AJ on your Radio" show. 242 Radio plays a varied mix of music and broadcast a number of specialist music shows, including "The Jazz Mash", "The '80s Experience", "Between The Tracks" (60s/70s music) and "The Lee Williams Show" (country music).
Among the station's presenters are Alan Kidd, AJ (nicknamed the station's music professor due to his knowledge of popular music), Bionic Bob, Keith John, Simon J, award winning country dj Lee Williams, Peter Anthony (ex-Luxy) and ex-Radio 1 legend Emperor Rosko.
The station website is www.242radio.com. the station is on Twitter, @242RadioUK, and Facebook, where it has two pages, the station page and it's popular 242 Radio Users Group. The email address for 242 is email@example.com.
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