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GB News to launch radio station imminently

GB News to launch radio station imminently
GB News announces plans to launch GB News Radio within weeks.

New news channel GB News has announced plans to launch a spinoff radio station as soon as next month.

The TV channel goes live this Sunday at 8pm across every major platform in the UK, with delivery being handled by transmission firm Arqiva.

GB News Radio will follow soon afterwards - potentially even next month - as the result of a deal with Arqiva to secure space on the national Digital One DAB multiplex.

"GB News is a digital start-up designed to bring greater plurality of voices to UK media so we're passionate about delivering our programmes on every platform we can, including live DAB digital radio," said the broadcaster's CEO Angelos Frangopoulos.

"It's a considerable challenge to expand into radio so quickly but this opportunity is too great to miss. It means we can serve more people by giving them the choice to tune in to us anywhere, any time."

Details of the programming for GB News Radio - including whether the service will have bespoke shows or merely simulcast audio from the TV channel - are currently unknown.

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