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Global Radio 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.
|show_chartAudience figures:||23,014,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2016|
|historyFormer names:||GCap Media|
Capital Radio Group
|placePostal address||30 Leicester Square|
|phoneTelephone||+44 20 7766 6000|
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|Twitter: Newsdesk||@globalsnewsroom (2,669 followers) compare|
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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
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
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
Vicky Etchells Deputy Head of News
Zach Watson Social Media Producer
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