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Absolute Radio Extra

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Absolute Radio Extra
Broadcast area United Kingdom:
National (AM);
National (DAB)
Branding Absolute.
Frequency 1215 kHz, AM Variants
(Digital One)
– 11D (England & Wales)
– 12A (Scotland)
Sky: 0107
First air date 16 July 2010
Format Part-time live football and concerts
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Absolute Radio
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 60s
Absolute Radio 70s
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio 00s

Absolute Radio Extra is a part-time radio service similar to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. The station was launched to broadcast the exclusive live coverage of the Premier League Games under the Rock n Roll Football brand, also broadcast on the main Absolute station and Absolute Radio 90s. The station is also used to broadcast live and pre-recorded uninterrupted sets from artists and bands under the Absolute Radio Live brand, In 2010 the station broadcast live sets from festivals such as V Festival. Also comedy sets are broadcast by Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman which presents weekend breakfast shows on Absolute Radio. When off air on DAB, 'Absolute R Extra' points to Absolute Radio 90s.



Absolute Radio Extra is available on Saturday afternoons on Absolute Radio's AM Frequencies between 1.30 and 6.30 In a number of areas, particularly in areas where the signal from the main 1215 transmitters overlap with each other, Absolute Radio Extra operates a number of filler transmitters on different frequencies :-

  • 1197 kHz – Brighton and Hove, Cambridge, South Devon, Dorset, South Essex, Gloucester, Oxford, Nottingham and Derby, Medway, Merseyside
  • 1233 kHz – Berkshire, North Essex, Northampton, Sheffield, Swindon, Gatwick
  • 1242 kHz – Teesside, Dundee, Peterborough and Lincoln and around the Wash (Boston transmitter), North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Stoke)
  • 1260 kHz – Guildford, East Kent

Absolute Radio 90s

When Absolute Radio Extra began, when the radio station was not broadcasting, the station was simulcasting its sister station Absolute Radio But on 25 August 2010, Absolute Radio 90s, which had launched earlier in June on DAB in London, Essex and along the M4 Corridor (Later Cardiff), Absolute Radio decided to simulcast the new Absolute Radio 90s station on Absolute Radio Extra's Frequencies on the Digital One multiplex, on a trial bases which was supposed to finish on 30 September 2010, but the sister station continues to simulcast on Absolute Radio Extra's frequencies, when the station is off air.