New national commercial radio station launched on DAB

Global Radio has launched a new national DAB radio station. Capital XTRA is the first commercial urban dance music station to be broadcast nationally across the UK and will replace Smooth Radio 70s on the national multiplex.

"Kojo & Jade with XTRA in the morning" will officially launch the new station on 7 October at 6am. Carrying the strapline, DANCE.URBAN.UK., the new station will play new music and break urban dance acts first.  

Illustrating Global's commitment to Capital XTRA, the company has made a huge investment of over £1 million in the station, covering everything from new signings, including big name presenters Tim Westwood, Craig David and Avicii and up-and-coming talent, through to new state of the art studios at the group's headquarters in London's Leicester Square.

Ashley Tabor, founder and executive president at Global said: "The launch of Capital XTRA is a great moment for listeners, for commercial radio, for the DAB platform and for our team here at Global.  People right across the UK will now get to enjoy a truly national station in Capital XTRA - the only commercial station to play urban dance music nationwide.  We're taking the best presenters and shows and building on that by adding even more new talent to the line up and we believe Capital XTRA has a very bright future."

Capital XTRA will supersede Choice FM, the company's current urban music platform which is currently limited to London, and will build on the heritage of the station. The new station also replaces Smooth Radio 70s on

Click here to visit Capital XTRA's new website

03.10.2013 | General, Stations

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