Demonstrators outside the headquarters of Global Radio in Leicester Square demanded the return of airtime for specialist black music after Choice FM was replaced with Capital Xtra.
Artists from the Reggae, Soca and Gospel music industry voiced their protests with performances of their songs. The demonstration was organised by The Voice, the black community’s weekly newspaper and the media and entertainment union BECTU.
Choice FM had won its licence on the basis of offering broadcast time to black music for at least 21 hours a week. Last October, Global Radio, owners of Capital, re-launched Choice FM by calling it Capital Xtra and immediately changed its music format by dropping Reggae, Soca and Gospel music. BECTU has formally complained to Ofcom the broadcast regulator who say they are assessing the situation.
Ofcom are still “assessing the situation”.
Watch the first Choice FM rally that took place in late 2013.
I think I speak for many when I say ‘LET IT GO’.
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