After a three year run, UK radio station Amazing Radio, will be ceasing digital radio operations in the UK on May 15th.

The station which played new music from emerging artists, is stopping its programming in the UK due to a contractual dispute with Digital One, the owner of the transmission network. However, the station will continue broadcasting online, on its mobile applications and is branching out to other parts of the world along with new stations planned for the USA later in 2012.

Amazing Radio went on air in 2009, replacing the birdsong channel which symbolized the previous failures of new digital radio stations to be commercially viable. In tribute, Amazing Radio's final hours will consist of birdsong.

"It seems appropriately palindromic" said "Amazing Radio" founder Paul Campbell. "When we launched, everyone expected us to last only a few months. They were wrong. We've grown enormously, created jobs, broken even, given thousands of musicians their first radio exposure and gained a passionate following all over the world. We're about to launch radio stations in America. We thought we might leave the UK airwaves (for now, anyway), with a few tweets."

"We loved being on digital radio in the UK and we will keep expanding globally but unfortunately we just couldn't agree on terms with Digital One. We'll still be broadcasting online and may be back on the air in UK. If you can't get online to listen to us, we highly recommend BBC 6Music instead -- it's our second favourite radio station!"