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Global is a British media company. As a commercial radio operator, it is the largest in the UK and owns many of the best-known brands. It is also a music publisher and talent company in the UK and US, operates music television channels, and owns and operates the Global Academy University Technology College in Hayes.

Global grew by purchasing the Chrysalis Radio group in 2007, then the merged operations of GWR Group plc and Capital Radio plc in 2008. It has since acquired other companies and stations. It sold a number of its stations to Communicorp UK to comply with competition law, though continues to own the brand, supply the stations with national programming, and represent the stations to national advertisers.

A family business, Global was initially financially funded by the businessman and racehorse-owner, Michael Tabor. His son, Ashley Tabor, has run the company since it started, and is currently Founder and Executive President.

Audience figures22,740,000 listeners per weekRAJAR December 2016
Launched:June 2007
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesGCap Media
Chrysalis Radio
Capital Radio Group
GWR Group
GMG Radio

Titles owned

The Arrow
95.8 Capital FM
Greater London
96-106 Capital FM
East Midlands
102 Capital FM
Greater Manchester
102.2 Capital FM
103.2 Capital FM
South Hampshire
103 Capital FM
Anglesey & Gwynedd
105 Capital FM
105-106 Capital FM
North East England
107.6 Capital FM
95-106 Capital FM
North Wales Coast, Wirral & Wrexham & Cheshire
Capital TV
Capital XTRA
Classic FM
Heart 80s
Heart Cambridgeshire
Peterborough and Cambridge
Heart Cornwall
Heart East Anglia
Norfolk, Suffolk
Heart Essex
Essex and East Herts
Heart Extra
Heart Four Counties
Milton Keynes, Northampton, Herts, Beds and Bucks, Bedford
Heart Gloucestershire
Gloucester and Cheltenham
Heart Kent
Maidstone, Medway and East Kent
Heart London
Greater London
Heart North East
North East England
Heart North West
North West England
Heart Scotland
Central Scotland
Heart Solent
South Hampshire and West Sussex, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch
Heart South Wales
South Wales
Heart South West
Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth, Barnstaple, Ifracombe, Bideford, South Hams
Heart Sussex & Surrey
Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, Reigate and Crawley
Heart Thames Valley
Berkshire, North Hampshire, Oxfordshire
Heart TV
Heart West Country
West Country
Heart West Midlands
West Midlands
Heart Wiltshire
Swindon,Trowbridge, Highworth
LBC London News
Greater London
Radio X
Smooth Christmas
Smooth Extra
Smooth Radio
Smooth Radio: Scotland
Smooth Radio: Wales
Smooth Radio: West Midlands
West Midlands

Contact Global

Postal address30 Leicester Square
Telephone+44 20 7766 6000
Official website

Social media

Twitter@global (20,985 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@GlobalsNewsroom (2,979 followers) compare
FacebookGlobal (7,193 likes) compare

Latest news stories

Global Academy officially opened by Royalty
RadioToday - published 20 April 2017, 3.11pm edt
Royal appointment for Global radio stations
RadioToday - published 10 April 2017, 11.30am edt
Russell Brand invades Katie Hopkins on LBC
RadioToday - published 9 April 2017, 1.29pm edt
More ReelWorld jingles for Heart stations
RadioToday - published 20 March 2017, 7.04am edt


Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andy Jones South Regional News Editor
Anna Harding Yorkshire and North East Regional News Editor
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ben Poor Creative Technologist
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Emma Corsham Tech Op
Graham Sarath Commercial Director
James Rea Group Head of News
John Wilson Head of Commercial and Digital Design
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Stuart Mays Director of Commercial Strategy
Zach Watson Social Media Producer

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