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In Scotland on the 23rd to the 30th November this year there was a new station on the DAB Dial.
MUSIC| We've launched! BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra is a go and we will be broadcasting for the next 8 days. #RSXtrapic.twitter.com/kSo3rwXBz0 — BBC Radio Scotland (@BBCRadioScot) November 23, 2016
Radio Scotland Music Extra was a pop up music service from BBC Radio Scotland, broadcasting for 8 days, showcasing new and not so new Scottish Musical talent. It’s always difficult to judge the numerical success of a station that's only around for a short period of time.
In these kind of cases, a good measure is the bounce back reaction, the most of which has been positive!
Here are some of my own personal highlights:
Had an amazing day@ #RSXtra@BBCRadioScot playing tracks from the new EP #InTheEarlyHours lovely ppl,great studio,incredible day #livemusicpic.twitter.com/Tl0A2bq27P — Jules&TheBlueGarnets (@blue_garnets) November 23, 2016
The Vault With Garry Innes
"Because of this station, Music Extra, we’re only beginning now to scratch the surface of our own popular culture. This should be something that runs and runs and runs."