UKRD launches Encore Radio

UKRD Group Ltd

12:25pm 24th October 2016

If you love songs from the musicals then you’ll be in Musical Theatre heaven this week with the launch of Encore Radio. Broadcasting 24-hours, 7-days-a-week playing songs from your favourite musicals.

Encore Radio will launch at 1pm on Monday 24 October, presenting a mix of West End and Broadway favourites from shows loved by millions of theatregoers across the UK.

In addition to the music Encore Radio will provide showbiz news, weather, competitions and great conversation from a host of well known presenters, including “Hollyoaks”, Blue and West End Star Duncan James, Jamie Crick and TV and radio broadcaster Liz Wickham.

Duncan James said: “I can’t wait to get to share three hours every Sunday morning on Encore Radio from 10am with other Musical Theatre fans across the country. I love musicals and have been lucky enough to have had leading roles in “Chicago”, “Legally Blonde” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” both in the West End and on tour. I’ll be playing my favourite tracks - Miss Saigon has to be my all-time favourite show, it was probably the first musical I saw live - and I’ll have lots of my showbiz friends dropping in to chat. It’s going to be great fun!”

The UKRD operation will broadcast on DAB multiplexes in Surrey & North Sussex, Hertfordshire, Beds & Bucks, Essex, Kent and Cambridge covering London and much of the home counties.

Chairman of the Encore Radio board, Gregory Watson, said that he was delighted with preparations for the launch and that “this station fills a real gap in the marketplace and, for lovers of musical theatre, it doesn’t get any better."

UKRD Group CEO William Rogers added: “We are delighted to be working with some really excellent people on this project and we can’t wait to get this launched and underway so that anyone who likes and enjoys listening to songs from musical theatre can start tuning in.”

Encore Radio launches at 1pm on Monday 24th October 2016 and is available on DAB, Online and in App.

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