NME Radio has ceased broadcasting , with programme provider Town and Country Broadcasting set to hand back its licence to Ofcom.
The station ran for five years and was closed out of the blue. It sends question marks over the future of digital radio. Does digital radio work? are people tuning in? what is the future of alternative radio? is there a future for alternative radio?
NME radio suddenly disappeared with its Twitter account and Facebook page both gone, whilst nmeradio.com now re-directs to the main NME homepage.
The service started as an extension of the NME Magazine in 2008 owned by IPC Media but the licence to run the station was awarded to DX Media. The first official listening figures gave it 215,000 listeners via digital only.