A new Internet radio service called UK Light Radio has started test broadcasts 24h a day. UK Light Radio is an associate station of Scottish-based Radio Six International. It describes its format as “a menu of mainly light music from dawn to dusk and throughout the night for “all ages across the ages”. UKLR aims to enlighten and reach new audiences, young and old, with music from many eras. Presenters include the former presenter of the Letterbox programme on BBC World Service, Margaret Howard. Other names well-known to older UK listeners are Pete Murray, Bob Holness and Paul Hollingdale.
The schedule is reminiscent of the old BBC Light Programme prior to its relaunch in 1967 as Radio 2.