West Midlands listeners unhappy with the loss of Absolute Radio on 105.2 FM

Listeners in the West Midlands woke up to a Christmas jukebox on Monday morning instead of their usual service from Absolute Radio.

The frequency, 105.2 FM, has been broadcasting Absolute Radio from London since 2015 and listeners expecting to hear Dave Berry’s breakfast show instead got non-stop festive tunes with messages from Dawn French saying a new service, called Greatest Hits Christmas, was now on-air until January 7th.

After that, a new quasi-national service called Greatest Hits Radio will launch by Absolute Radio’s owner Bauer Media.

The frequency has not had a steady past, with a number of changes since KERRANG! Radio was removed and replaced with Planet Rock in 2013 Two years later it became Absolute Radio and again from 2019 will change again.

The station is advising listeners to listen on DAB or online, but the service is also available on 1215 AM across the West Midlands.

Listeners took to social media to voice their opinion on the latest change for the frequency, with some choice language:

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