Book Recounts Radio Station Transition

Posted on August 4, 2011


In 1989, British Pirate radio station KISS FM won a license to begin broadcasting legally. Two years later it boasted an audience of 1 million.

Now, a new book by station insider Grant Goddard brings the story of KISS FM’s transition “From Radical Radio to Big Business.”

Goddard is a radio specialist and consultant who, according to his website, was tapped to transform KISS FM from  a weekend pirate radio station into the successful youth radio station it became – Europe’s first.

He got his start in radio in the 1970s as a presenter on pirate stations. His biography says he has worked in a variety of capacities in the music, publishing and radio industries in Europe and he has authored numerous studies and articles on radio and music.

This is his second book published by Radio Books. His first is a compilation of articles on the UKs switch to digital radio titled “DAB Digital Radio: Licensed To Fail.

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