Downtown goes ‘Country’ and digital in first for UK radio

Stuart Banford, Kirstie McMurray and Big T (Trevor Campbell), who will be riding out into the new digital radio frontier as presenters on Downtown Country.
Stuart Banford, Kirstie McMurray and Big T (Trevor Campbell), who will be riding out into the new digital radio frontier as presenters on Downtown Country.

Downtown Radio is set to launch the UK’s only 24/7 digital country music radio station ‘Downtown Country’ within the next few weeks.

The new station will cover an eclectic mix of American and local country music, showcasing a plethora of talent right across the spectrum of contemporary and classic genres. The new station is another major milestone for Bauer Media’s Downtown which made history nearly 40 years ago by becoming Ireland’s first commercial radio station. Downtown Country, is set to tap into the enormous popularity of the Country Music genre which has been growing across the UK with listeners young and old alike. It will offer an impressive array of music talent including the biggest names in country both current and traditional as well artists like Taylor Swift. Downtown Country will initially launch on the digital multiplex which will be accessible to a potential 1.5million adults across Northern Ireland over the next two years. Listeners across the UK will also be able to tune in via the Downtown Radio app for mobile or tablet and online at downtown.co.uk.