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Ministry of Sound Radio closes down

personBy James Cridland for media.info
access_timePosted 1 March 2016, 12.33am est

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Ministry of Sound LIVE, the radio service from the London-based dance group, appears to have closed. The service - still broadcasting on TuneIn - tells listeners that "Ministry of Sound Live is no longer broadcasting" in a short looped announcement.

All radio portions of the website are now diverting to a page saying...

Ministry of Sound LIVE will be taking some time off the air while we work on exciting new projects. We have a big year ahead of us and we can’t wait to show you all the amazing things we have coming up. We look forward to sharing with you the next stage of Ministry of Sound and want to thank you for listening.

The closure page also allows listeners to join their mailing list. Ministry of Sound has also been removed from Radioplayer.

Ministry of Sound Radio started in 1999, broadcasting on the MoS website. It then broadcast live on DAB in London from 2000. It became, according to Akamai, the world's most listened-to dance radio station. The DAB service was closed in December 2002 (making way for a rebroadcast, in London, of Yorkshire's Galaxy); and the station continued online since then.

Ministry of Sound LIVE has over 480,000 followers on TuneIn, making it one of the top 20 UK services on the platform.

Ministry of Sound also produces syndicated programming and licences its brand overseas. In Australia, Ministry of Sound Radio is presented by Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet. It airs late Saturday night (from 1.00am to 3.00am) on over a hundred radio stations in the country.

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James Cridland — James is the Managing Director of media.info, and a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. His website is at james.cridland.net, where you can subscribe to his weekly newsletter.

Comments

1 year ago

AHERM!!!! It broadcast on DAB in London AND Central Scotland and Aberdeen! Likewise it was replaced with Galaxy Yorkshire on those other multiplexes.

I do hope that you're not suffering from Little England mentality James. LOL!

1 year ago

I was shocked when I heard, hence why I bounced you guys a Tweet to let you know.

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