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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 figures23,192,000 weekly listenersRAJAR December 2017
LaunchedJune 2007
Members ofRadiocentre
IAB UK
Former namesGCap Media
Chrysalis Radio
Capital Radio Group
GWR Group
GMG Radio

Titles owned

The Arrow
UK
The Bay
North Lancashire & South Cumbria
Capital Birmingham
Birmingham
Capital Cymru
Anglesey & Gwynedd
Capital East Midlands
East Midlands
Capital London
Greater London
Capital Liverpool
Liverpool
Capital Manchester
Greater Manchester
Capital North East
North East England
Capital North West and North Wales
North Wales Coast, Wirral & Wrexham & Cheshire
Capital South Coast
South Hampshire
Capital TV
UK
Capital XTRA
UK
Capital Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Chill
UK
Classic FM
UK
Gold
UK
Heart 80s
UK
Heart Cambridgeshire
Peterborough and Cambridge
Heart Cornwall
Cornwall
Heart East Anglia
Norfolk, Suffolk
Heart Essex
Essex and East Herts
Heart Extra
UK
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
UK
Heart West Country
West Country
Heart West Midlands
West Midlands
Heart Wiltshire
Swindon,Trowbridge, Highworth
Lakeland Radio
The Lake District
LBC
UK
LBC London News
Greater London
PopBuzz
UK
Radio X
UK
Smooth Extra
UK
Smooth Radio
UK
Smooth Radio: Scotland
Glasgow
Smooth Radio: Wales
Wales
Smooth Radio: West Midlands
West Midlands

Contact Global

Postal address30 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7LA
Telephone+44 20 7766 6000
Official website
Main emailinfo@thisisglobal.com
Personal emailfirstname.surname@thisisglobal.com

Social media

Twitter@global (24,262 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@GlobalsNewsroom (4,049 followers) compare
FacebookGlobal (7,986 likes) compare

Latest news stories

Julie Walters to host Classic FM radio series
RadioToday - published 14 February 2018, 5.18am est
Liam Gallagher to perform on Radio X rooftop
RadioToday - published 30 January 2018, 6.14am est
ABC dismantles sound libraries and axes staff to improve budget
The Guardian - published 29 January 2018, 5.55pm est
'The Blair Stitch-Up Project'
radioinfo.com.au - published 23 January 2018, 7.31pm est
Three new DJs join the Capital XTRA schedule
RadioToday - published 18 January 2018, 6.15am est

Mobile apps

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People

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andy Jones South Regional News Editor
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ben Poor Creative Technologist
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Charlotte Winfield Journalist
Emma Corsham Tech Op
Graham Sarath Commercial Director
James Rea Group Head of News
John Wilson Head of Commercial and Digital Design
Joshua Coupe Journalist
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Stephen Clarke Broadcast Engineer
Stuart Mays Director of Commercial Strategy
Zach Watson Social Media Producer

Other information

Global logo archive

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