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UK NEWS: PROTEST/RALLY AGAINST CAPITAL XTRA (FORMALLY CHOICE FM) “REBRAND” SET TO TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE GLOBAL HQ

Last month it was reported that there were plans to protest and march against the controversial Choice FM (now Capital Xtra) “rebrand” and the decision to rid the station of its Reggae, Soca and Gospel programming. Well it has been announced via the No Choice FM Facebook page that this protest/rally will take place on Saturday 30th November, outside Global Radio (owners of Capital Xtra) headquarters in Leicester Square (London) from 2-3pm. Since the Choice FM “rebrand” broadcast regulator OFCOM has received a sea []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: RADIO PRESENTER KOJO TALKS ABOUT THE “REBRANDING” OF CHOICE FM

In a new interview with ‘Young Voices’ Capital Xtra breakfast show host/comedian Kojo talks about the demise of Choice FM and the birth of Capital Xtra. He also talks about his recent involvement with the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT). For me, it was hard being the face of the station and a brand that I had grown up with to all of a sudden get told that all this change is happening and it’s going to happen next week. That was []

UK RADIO NEWS: DJ JIGS LEAVES CAPITAL XTRA (FORMALLY CHOICE FM)

Veteran DJ Jigs has announced today that he has decided to leave Capital XTRA (formally Choice FM) after 24 years of service. After 24 years at Choice Fm I today decided that the time was right for me to move on, thanks to everyone that ever listened !! — Jigs (@JigsDJ) October 8, 2013 @JigsDJ The respect I have for you is immense king trust me. A true champion of the airwaves ! — Martin Jay (@Martinjay) October 8, 2013 And big []

THE VOICE NEWSPAPER FRONT COVER (OCTOBER 3RD – 9TH 2013) – ‘GOODBYE CHOICE FM?’

For those of you who missed the news on the recent changes over at Choice FM – CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE .  I had a feeling that the brutal sacking of long time Choice employee DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) and the hiring of Tim Westwood was just the beginning. The word on the streets is that they plan on changing the station’s name to ‘Capital Extra’. Hmmmm….. If the rumours are in fact true then I look forward to reading []

UK RADIO NEWS: DJ 279 TALKS TO ‘THE BRITISH BLACK LIST’ ABOUT CHOICE FM AXING / MY THOUGHTS

Last week DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) officially announced that he had been “let go” by Choice FM (Click Here to read if you missed it). On Saturday night his replacement (rival/nemesis) Tim Westwood  “blasted off” with his first ever Hip Hop/Rap show on Choice FM. In response to his axing DJ 279 spoke exclusively to The British Black List . I took a couple phone calls (on September 14) and people were like ‘Westwood’s gonna be joining Choice…”. Numbers received []

UK RADIO: DJ 279 “OFFICIALLY LET GO” BY CHOICE FM / TIM WESTWOOD TAKES OVER POPULAR HIP HOP DJ’S POSITION

Choice FM radio personality DJ 279 has officially announced that he has left the station. 4 the record I have officially been let go from @choicefm. I've enjoyed doing my thing, and wish the @choicefm family the best of luck #279 — DJ 279 (@DJ279) September 20, 2013 It was obvious that long time Choice employee DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) had lost his job when it was announced that his nemesis/rival Tim Westwood was joining the station. Check out the []

UK RADIO NEWS: FORMER CHOICE FM PRESENTER AND HEAD OF MUSIC KIRK ANTHONY DIES

It has been reported that former Choice FM presenter Kirk Anthony has died in Lagos, Nigeria. Earlier today radio station Smooth 98.1FM posted the following messages: With very heavy hearts, @Smooth981FM announces the passing of our dear friend & colleague, Kirk Anthony, who passed away yesterday. #RIPKirk — Smooth98.1FM (@Smooth981FM) June 1, 2013 Words cannot express the magnitude of this loss. He was truly an amazing man who did what he loved with so much passion. #RIPKirk — Smooth98.1FM (@Smooth981FM) June 1, []