Radio X launches new radio station dedicated to classic rock music

Sunta Templeton on Classic Rock
(Image credit: Press)

Radio X have announced the launch of the new radio station, Classic Rock (no relation).

The station, which debuts today (February 16), will be “dedicated to the greatest classic rock music of all time from across the decades" and presented by music journalist Sunta Templeton.

Classic Rock will feature the music of a host of veteran rock bands including Guns N’ Roses, Blondie, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy, and more.

Listeners can tune in to the station across the UK via the Radio X website, as well as on DAB Digital Radio, the Global Player app and on smart speakers.

According to a press release, the launch follows Radio X's report of hosting two million listeners a week.

Speaking of the new station, Templeton says: “This is an actual dream come true. To quote Joan Jett, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll! So I can’t wait to blast out the biggest iconic rock anthems on Radio X Classic Rock every day.”

While Ashley Tabor-King OBE, founder and executive president of Global, says: “Radio X is going from strength to strength and we’re so pleased to launch its natural sister station. Hats off to [managing editor] Matt Deverson and the team for bringing our much appreciated listeners more of what they love.”

Deverson adds: “I’m delighted that we can bring our listeners a station dedicated to the A-Z of Classic Rock… that’s from AC/DC to Led Zepplin! Sunta is the perfect host – a regular festival DJ, Sunta has interviewed some of the biggest rockstars across the world… she knows her stuff and I can’t wait for her to guide us through the greatest rock ever. So for those about to rock…we salute you.”

Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.