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Thursday, 2 July 2015

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The BBC have announced their plans for a brand new taxpayer-funded radio station to hit the British airwaves.

The station, BBC Radio 0, will broadcast absolutely nothing but dead air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

And the station's manager, Martin Barron, could not hide his delight after securing a broadcasting permit.

He said: "I am really excited to announce that I will be the manager of a brand new radio station that will broadcast absolutely nothing across the entire country.

"We don't even need a studio, we can just switch on our transmitters and we will broadcasting our format immediately."

Radio 0 will be announcing its broadcast frequencies and official launch in the coming months and plans state they will first carry out test transmissions across London and the South East using the Crystal Palace and Wrotham transmitters before being made nationally available on FM, DAB Digital Radio, Online and via Satellite and Cable TV platforms.

Radio 0 was awarded a 12-year FM radio licence from Ofcom, which is the industry regulator.

Mr Barron has many years experience in radio and masterminded the successful launch of a radio station in his back garden shed which broadcast 24 hour automated Latino Salsa music on an FM signal that travelled no more than 10 meters.

However he claimed that during atmospheric enhancement conditions, his radio station could be heard over his entire street and was regularly listened to by a Peruvian immigrant family down the road, a claim that was never actually proved.

His most recent appointment was managing director of Atlantic 252, which shut down in December 2001 about a week after he took over after changing the radio station to a 24 hour automated format of Tibetan monks throat singing.

The new station has said it will feature no music, no commercials, no DJs and will simply broadcast nothing all day and all night.

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