Monocle 24 launches this week and is a mix of speech and music audio. It has four live shows a day, hourly foreign news from provided by Sky and ABC Australia, and global weather reports.
Brûlé founded Monocle just over four years ago. Today it has a monthly circulation of 76,000, including 17,000 subscribers. He has now invested in a full studio suite and hired 22 people to staff the radio station.
The studios are housed alongside the magazine’s office in Midori House, in central London. Hosting duties will be met by Monocle’s existing writers, who are based around the world, although news bulletins be read by several ex-BBC World Service broadcasters including Nick Kelly and Emma North.
Highlights will include The Urbanist, which is to be hosted by Andrew Tuck, Monocle’s editor, and examines the world’s great cities. The Entrepreneurs will meanwhile look at innovators across a range of industries, while The Menu will focus on the best eateries and bars around the world.