Local radio stations rebranding in UK

September 21, 2008 at 7:43 am 2 comments

UK radio company Global Radio Group is the biggest radio group in the UK, having recently acquired Chrysalis Radio and GCap Media. Global Radio is now axing the names of 29 local radio stations as part of the biggest rebrand in commercial radio history. The current three-strong Heart radio stable is to be transformed into a national network of 32 stations. The new Heart network of stations will retain their own breakfast and drivetime shows, but much of the rest of the content will be syndicated across the entire network as owner Global Radio, the UK’s biggest commercial radio group, attempts to take on the BBC.

Rebranding as Heart:

  • 2-Ten FM (Reading)
  • Champion/Coast (north Wales)
  • Coast (north Wales)
  • Chiltern Radio (Bedford)
  • Chiltern Radio (Dunstable)
  • Essex FM
  • Gemini FM (Exeter)
  • Gemini FM (Torquay)
  • GWR Bath
  • GWR Bristol
  • GWR Wiltshire
  • Hereward FM (Peterborough)
  • Horizon Radio (Milton Keynes)
  • Invicta FM (Kent)
  • 2CR (Bournemouth)
  • Lantern FM (north Devon)
  • Marcher Sound (Wrexham)
  • Northants 96
  • Orchard FM (Taunton)
  • Plymouth Sound
  • Fox FM
  • Q103
  • Radio Broadland
  • Severn Sound
  • SGR FM (Colchester)
  • SGR FM (Ipswich)
  • South Hams Radio (Devon)
  • Southern FM (Brighton)
  • Wirral’s Buzz

Rebranding as Galaxy:

  • Power FM (Hampshire)

Staying the same:

  • Capital 95.8
  • Trent FM (Nottingham)
  • Leicester Sound
  • Ram FM (Derby)
  • Mercury FM (Crawley)
  • Red Dragon (Cardiff)
  • Ten 17 (Harlow, Essex)

Being sold off:

  • BRMB (Birmingham)
  • Beacon (Shropshire)
  • Beacon (Wolverhampton)
  • Mercia (Coventry)
  • Wyvern FM (Worcester)

(Guardian and other sources)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Willy on Wheels  |  October 5, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    What a bloody idiot the Global people are!

  • 2. pete smith, ( pete grooves )  |  March 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Hi There, any chance of a job????? im a proffi dj, with a world record under my belt.


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