A RADIO station which focuses on dance music has turned itself from a pirate station to a DAB license holder broadcasting across the county and beyond.

Release Radio, formerly Release FM, has studios based in Bracknell and launched during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The station has recently been awarded an Ofcom license to transmit on the DAB + frequencies across London, Surrey and Berkshire.

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The station’s manager, Matt, said: “With this new platform we are now able to bring a new and exciting opportunity to reach a wide range of demographics.

“As dance music has evolved and grown into an immense global phenomenon in the last 30 years.”

He explained the station was started by “a group of very talented and knowledgeable DJ’s, who just happened to also be radio enthusiasts”.

Between them there is more than a century of experience in providing underground dance music and internet radio broadcasting.

He continued: “The access to consumers is unrivalled in its breadth.

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“Not many stations will have the 35 to 55 demographics turning to listen to their favourite dance music as well as the 18 to 30 demographic.”

He added: “Release believe in showcasing the very best upfront, forthcoming and classic dance music, tailored towards the clued up and musically intelligent listener, who crave something that isn’t being covered by mainstream stations.”