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Global launches classic rock Radio X spin-off

By | Published on Monday 20 February 2023

Sunta Templeton - Radio X Classic Rock

Having launched a new chilled out version of its Capital brand at the start of last week, radio firm Global then put live another new station later in the week, a classic rock version of Radio X.

Accessible via DAB digital radio and online, Radio X Classic Rock is – says Global – “a brand new radio station dedicated to the greatest classic rock music of all time from across the decades, fronted by presenter and music journalist Sunta Templeton”.

And if you want a bit more clarity on what that means, well, the artists name-checked in the official launch blurb include Queen, Guns N Roses, Blondie, Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and “the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen”.

Says Templeton: “This is an actual dream come true. To quote Joan Jett, I love rock n roll! So I can’t wait to blast out the biggest iconic rock anthems on Radio X Classic Rock every day”.

Adds Global boss Ashley Tabor-King: “Radio X is going from strength to strength and we’re so pleased to launch its natural sister station. Hats off to Matt Deverson and the team for bringing our much appreciated listeners more of what they love”.

Matt Deverson, by the way, is Managing Editor of Radio X, who has this to say: “I’m delighted that we can bring our listeners a station dedicated to the A-Z of classic rock – that’s from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin!”

“Sunta is the perfect host”, he goes on, “a regular festival DJ, Sunta has interviewed some of the biggest rock stars across the world. She knows her stuff and I can’t wait for her to guide us through the greatest rock ever. So for those about to rock… we salute you”.

The main Radio X channel was launched in 2015, of course, as a revamp of what had been Xfm.