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Communicorp UK

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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.

show_chartWeekly listening figures:
3,323,000 listenersRAJAR June 2016
1 April 2014
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Titles owned

97.4/103.2 Capital FM97.4/103.2 Capital FM
GB flagCardiff and Newport 
105-106 Capital FM105-106 Capital FM
GB flagCentral Scotland 
Heart North WalesHeart North Wales
GB flagNorth and Mid Wales 
Heart YorkshireHeart Yorkshire
GB flagSouth and West Yorkshire 
Smooth Radio: North WestSmooth Radio: North West
GB flagNorth West England 
Smooth Radio: North EastSmooth Radio: North East
GB flagNorth East England 
XS ManchesterXS Manchester
GB flagManchester 

Contact Communicorp UK

placePostal address:
Laser House
Waterfront Quay

Salford Quays
M50 3XW
webOfficial website
emailMain email
[email protected]
emailPersonal email
[email protected]

Social media

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Latest news stories


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

…at Communicorp

Andy Ashton Group Programme Director

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