Bang Radio UK Becomes The Beat London 103.6FM

By March 30, 2016News


London’s First urban community radio station BANG Radio, has changed its name to The Beat London 103.6 FM on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016.

The Beat London will continue to fly the flag high for British youth culture and music as the award-winning BANG Radio has done for over 10 years.

Nurturing DJs and presenters with their ears close to the ground, and championing the best in UK music, The Beat London team will be led by Ivor Etienne, a broadcast executive and presenter with over 30 years experience, working in radio alongside the finest broadcasters and producers, who is recognized for having catapulted Britain’s first ‘Black music radio station,’ Choice FM into the mainstream arena.

Ivor Etienne confirms; “we are incredibly proud of what BANG Radio and Life FM (previously known as) has achieved, but we are excited to introduce a new era for the station; The Beat London 103.6FM – representing and providing a voice for young Black urban London to the world.

Music will remain at the core of our programming, and we look forward to becoming recognized as a space for the talents, opinions, views and ideas of the under-25s community. We are very proud to team up with The Beat 99.9FM in Nigeria as they play an important role in closing the gap between the media industries across Africa and the world. We look forward to future collaborations, adding a global element to our work and joining the dots between the UK and Africa!”

Chris Ubosi, CEO of THE BEAT 99.9FM Nigeria says,

“We are excited to expand THE BEAT FM’s passion to develop music talents and the energy of young people from Africa to the World, beginning with the UK. This is a great opportunity to further demonstrate the potential that music and media have to unite youths across the world”


The new station will continue to work synonymously with youth charity BANG Edutainment.

The Beat London 103.6FM will provide the freshest in urban sounds, broadcasting live from its North-West London home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via 103.6FM in the London area, across the globe on and via its app TheBeat1036 (available on iTunes and Android) and TuneIn App. You can also interact with the station via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat through its handle @thebeat1036


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