Communicorp UK

British media companies

Facts and stats

Founded in 2014, Communicorp UK is the fourth largest commercial radio group in the UK. It owns regional radio stations across many parts of the UK, which licence brands and national programming from Global. Global also represents the stations on a national level, while Communicorp UK sells advertising locally. Communicorp UK produces local programming for the stations, mostly confined to breakfast and drivetime shows.

Comunicorp UK also owns one local radio station in Manchester called XS.

It is owned by the Irish media company Communicorp, which was formed by Denis O'Brien in 1989. Communicorp is also present in a further seven countries.

Audience figures3,449,000 weekly listenersRAJAR December 2018
Launched1 April 2014
Members ofRadiocentre

Titles owned

Capital Scotland
Central Scotland
Capital South Wales
Cardiff and Newport
Heart North Wales
North and Mid Wales
Heart Yorkshire
South and West Yorkshire
Ministry of Results
Smooth Radio: East Midlands
East Midlands
Smooth Radio: North West
North West England
Smooth Radio: North East
North East England
XS Manchester

Contact Communicorp UK

Postal addressLevel 7
XYZ Building
2 Hardman Boulevard
M3 3AQ
Telephone+44 161 886 8800
Official website

Social media

Twitter@CommunicorpUK (924 followers) compare
FacebookCommunicorp UK (341 likes) compare

Latest news stories

Communicorp UK launches staff podcast platform
RadioToday - published 18 December 2018, 6.11am est
Global raises more than £4million for Make Some Noise
RadioToday - published 5 October 2018, 6.24pm edt
Manchester radio ups game as Hits Radio arrives
RadioToday - published 4 June 2018, 4.51am edt
Communicorp partners with live music service
RadioToday - published 14 February 2018, 8.41am est
Doing the DAB radio event travels to Cardiff
RadioToday - published 19 August 2017, 5.50am edt


Alison Forshaw Managing Director
Clare Liddell Head of Marketing
Gavin Bruce Managing Director
Grace Hannah Director of People
Heather Kane Group Head of News and Programming
Katie Mackenzie Communications & Culture Executive
Keith Crane Business Development
Mark Lee Chief Executive

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