UK’s Capital Radio launches in UAE
UK radio brand Capital Radio has relaunched in the UAE, playing hits from the 1960s to 1980s, plus a selection of contemporary easily listening.
Roger Paine, a former station manager and breakfast show presenter of the original Capital Radio UAE, is behind the relaunch. He said: “Capital Radio has a strong reputation for producing quality programmes along with an entertaining blend of great DJs and fantastic music, both tailored specifically for the UAE professionals aged over 35. We all enjoy a bit of nostalgia but currently none of the other 11 English radio stations based in the UAE plays any of the music from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Hollies, Simon & Garfunkel, Abba etc.”
The station will initially only be available online and through apps, but Paine says it will be the first UAE station to broadcast on DAB by late November, and on two FM frequencies later in the year.