TTBA Album of the Month : Pink – Hurts 2B Human

TTBA Album of the Month :  Pink – Hurts 2B Human

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer Pink which was released in the spring of 2019 on RCA Records. The CD album features guest artists Wrabel, Khalid and Cash Cash as well as Chris Stapleton.

Hurts 2B Human received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics.

Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 115,000 CD album-equivalent units sold, of which 95,000 were pure CD album sales. It is Pink’s third consecutive US number-one album. In its second week, the album dropped to number six on the chart, earning an additional 36,000 album-equivalent units that week.

In the United Kingdom, Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart, outselling its closest competitor. It became her third chart-topping album there.

Ian Arbuckle will feature tracks from the Hurts 2B Human album on his Turn The Beat Around programme on Revival on Wednesday evening from 8.00pm and Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm.

Revival FM takeover to aid mental health counselling service

Revival FM takeover to aid mental health counselling service

Rookie Rockstars will be taking over Revival FM for 25 hours on Friday 28 June. The Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld base teams will be joined every hour of the ‘takeover’ with live acts, interviews and co-hosts.

Founder and CEO, Dave Brackenridge says: “This crazy event is all in aid of our mental health counselling service Rookie Minds. We need to raise £12,500 before September and we believe we can do this in one 25 hour stint with the help of you lot!”

Rookie Rockstars is a registered charity in Scotland who aim to improve children and young persons mental health and wellbeing.

Rookie Rockstars School of Music offers individual music lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals every day. Music lesson start from beginner level, regardless of age, right through to completing Grade 8 exams.

The school of music can even help young persons prepare for SQA examinations giving them the best chance of success. All tutors are fully qualified with a degree in music, so students can be sure they will get the best quality tuition!

Improved DAB+ indoor and in-car Revival reception across Glasgow

Improved DAB+ indoor and in-car Revival reception across Glasgow

Nation Broadcasting has successfully upgraded its DAB digital radio multiplex in Glasgow, with the launch of a second transmitter located in Glasgow city centre on Thursday 6 June 2019.

The new signal now synchronises with the first transmitter to create a Single Frequency Network (SFN). The improvement will boost coverage in and around the city centre, as well as to the north and west.

Ash Elford, DAB Platform Manager at Nation Broadcasting, said: “In a short space of time, Nation has turned around the fortunes of the Glasgow DAB trial multiplex. We’ve invested behind the scenes in new equipment and new telecoms. This included switching to the world leading Factum Radioscape Enmuxa platform for DAB multiplexing in November 2018. Nation is now realising its ambition of giving Glasgow a DAB multiplex it deserves, with improved coverage and an improved choice of stations.”

The multiplex currently broadcasts 21 services, including Revival FM and a range of Glasgow community radio stations and several special interest services. The multiplex now has a waiting list, with more services planned, subject to Ofcom approval.

Revival is carried on the DAB digital radio multiplex with transmission at 24 kbts DAB+ stereo codec HE-AAC v2. For manual tuning: Block 10B frequency 211.648 MHz

Portables and in-car have auto-tune functions, so simply press or select Auto tune or Scan for services. Some sets require to hold the Auto Tune/Scan for a couple of seconds to do a full scan of all services available in the area.

Listen to Revival on DAB+ for a better listening experience.

Gospel Blues Train global special

Gospel Blues Train global special

This Friday, 31 May, from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman will be a truly global affair.

Stopping off at as many different countries as possible, this week’s show will feature gospel blues music from acts originating from Finland, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, USA, Canada, Ghana, Holland and Austria to show that blues and gospel is an international language shared by many nations.

In addition, all four corners of the United Kingdom will make an appearance with Scottish trio the Simon Kennedy Band, England-based, Jamaica-born soul singer Ruby Turner, Welsh outfit the Tim Crahart Blues Band and Northern Irish troubadour Brian Houston all flying their respective home flags.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman ‘Around the World’ special, Friday 31 May at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 1 June at 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 10.00pm plus Catch Up anytime. Tune in on 93FM in the Glasgow area and 100.8 in Cumbernauld area plus DAB+ digital radio in Glasgow.