BRMB on FM and DAB across Birmingham : Originally established in 1974, the initial BRMB broadcast almost 50 years ago, until undergoing a transformation into Free Radio over a decade ago.
BRMB Birmingham on FM and DAB
A group of original BRMB team members from Birmingham have resurrected the radio station’s name within the city, in conjunction with the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, to create BRMB on FM and DAB across Birmingham
BRMB Returns to the Airwaves
Some of the original team behind Birmingham-based radio station BRMB have brought the name back to the airwaves and it sounds great. The station broadcasts on 89.1 FM and DAB on the north and south DAB local multiplexes since September 4.
The name change for Big City Radio to BRMB was approved by Ofcom in 2023. Big City Radio has now moved to online only to make way for the new service.
BRMB heading back to Birmingham
The new BRMB launched at 11:52am on September 4 on FM and DAB across Birmingham. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street took part in the opening program.
The original BRMB started broadcasting in 1974 and became Free Radio in 201. The new BRMB is aimed as the “go-to” local station for Birmingham with a mix of popular music and local news.
The new logo is also styled on the BRMB old station logos. The on-air identity is using the BRMB Radio Jingles that were aired on the old station over 30 years ago and were created by the current station owner’s jingle company MMI
Ofcom granted approval for a name change from Big City Radio to BRMB on FM and DAB across Birmingham, which will broadcast on the frequencies 89.1 FM and DAB across the north and south DAB local multiplexes.
Full article on Radio Today : https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/08/brmb-name-returns-to-birmingham-after-10-years-away/
Radio Today reported that Muff Murfin, the station’s owner, has enlisted the expertise of Paul Ellery, who serves as the Programme Director at Wyvern in Worcester. Together with Andre Stewart Daniel, Mikey Faulkner, Phil Oldershaw, Olly Nelson, and Luke Crawford, who are revitalising the current on air identity.
BRMB is back
Paul Ellery, the Programme Controller, emphasised that the revamped BRMB is once again Birmingham’s primary local station, delivering local news and music for the entire city. Ellery expressed excitement, which has been in the works for a significant portion of 2023. BRMB is on FM and DAB across Birmingham.
BRMB’s schedule, DJs and output and broadcasting mirrors the output on neighbouring station Radio Wyvern, and is therefore believed an amount of the output broadcast will be coming from the St Johns Youth Centre studios in Worcester with a local system playing adverts, news, reports and travel for Birmingham.LISTEN: BRMB Birmingham 2023
LISTEN: Free Radio Birmingham
And now, the BRMB name is resurrected.
More discussions on the new BRMB in Birmingham can be found on the following website.