Two new Kiss stations to launch

By | Published on Friday 3 May 2013

Kiss FM

Bauer Media is launching two new radio services under its Kiss brand – KissFresh for new music and Kisstory for EDM classics, the latter expanding on an existing show on the main Kiss station.

The two new services will be available online via the station’s website and mobile apps, and also via KissKube, a new app service for Apple phones and tablets that will also enable users to ‘listen again’ to shows on all Kiss stations even when offline, in that recent programmes can be downloaded to the device for repeat listening.

Confirming the new spin-off services, Bauer Radio London MD Steve Parkinson told CMU: “Kiss was born as a dance radio station at a time when genres were very specific but fast forward to the present day and the evolution of music is so wide that one Kiss station alone cannot deliver everything. It’s the right time to launch KissFresh, Kisstory and a new KissKube app as brilliant new additions to the Kiss brand. We’re giving audiences more of what they want whilst attracting new audiences and commercial partners with what we know are fantastic music and content formats”.

The new Kisstory channel will also be available via Freeview, where it will replace Bauer’s Q Radio service, which is going offline. That development brings to an end the monthly music mag’s previous multi-media expansions, with the QTV channel being shut down last year.