Podcast Radio starts carrying live coronavirus news updates (London, DAB)

Podcast Radio, the London all-podcast DAB station, is giving over three hours a day to Health Info Radio, a coronavirus-focused DAB multiplex station. Podcast Radio will link into it 10am, 1pm, and 5pm London time each day.

Health Info Radio started Monday.

Podcast Radio CEO Gerry Edwards says: “We’re really impressed by the inspired team that have created Health Info Radio so quickly to put over science-based prevention information without speculation, discussion or opinion. As a new station, we have the format flexibility to react quickly and provide a DAB+ platform for the new station throughout the crisis.”

Consultant Paul Chantler, who is also a director of Podcast Radio, says: “We broadcast across much of London and Surrey on DAB+ and we felt it vital that we play our part in helping to relay Health Info Radio to listeners in the capital. Clear and authoritative public service information is essential to helping fight the pandemic.”

Brad Hill