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Ministry of Sound (MoS) is a nightclub in London. Officially opened in 1992 after weeks of 'secret' club nights, the Ministry had already been packed out through word-of-mouth. Ministry of Sound was one of the key locations in the development of house music and superclubs in Britain in the early 1990s.

Ministry of Sound Radio

A syndicated radio progamme "Ministry of Sound Dance Party" was produced in house from 1996 by Rob Sharp. At it's height it appeared on over 40 radio stations worldwide. This grew into an audio stream which was available on the MoS website from 1999. James Bethel led an application for a DAB radio licence in this year. The consortium called Switch Digital won the London 2 licence and Ministry of Sound Radio began test transmissions from a single PC in Bethels office, summer 2000 while a full studio was constructed opposite the MoS reception desk. The station was also simulcast on the web (where at one point it became the most listened to dance radio stream in the world).

From June 2001 it was added to the Switch Digital multiplex for Central Scotland though this was direct feed of the London service and no local programming was made.

In 2001 it won the right to broadcast the service to Central London on the FM band with a temporary Restricted Service Licence which ran on 87.7mhz during October of that year.

The station was awarded Gold as Digital Radio Station of the year at the InCar Magazine awards, 2002. In 2001 it broadcast live daily shows from the Ministry of Sound Hotel in Ibiza. The DAB service was closed in December 2002.

In 2005 it made a short-lived appearance on the Sky Digital platform.

Currrent MoS radios DJs include Lottie, Alistair Whitehead and Rob Roar, Mutiny, Hed Kandi residents David Dunne and Andy Norman, Matt Jam Lamont, Ross Allen, Jazzy M, Bill Brewster, Jon Gurd, Andy Farley, Darren Tate, Matt Darey, Above and Beyond, Adam White, BK, Guy Ornadel, J00F, and Graham Gold. From March 2007 the station expanded further launching two on-demand channels offering non-stop chill out and underground sessions.

The current team continues to syndicate radio shows around the globe as well as running the online stream and on-demand options.

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