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Wireless is a radio broadcasting company with local and national stations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It's owned by News Corp, who bought the company for £220m in June 2016. The company is operated as a sub-brand of News Corp's British newspaper publisher News UK.

The Wireless Group was founded by former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie, and purchased local radio companies The Radio Partnership in 1999 and Forever Broadcasting in 2004. It was purchased by television operator UTV Media in 2005, and was known as UTV Media until 2016, when ITV purchased UTV's television franchise in Northern Ireland.

The company rebranded as Wireless in 2018.

OwnerNews UK
Former namesUTV Radio Ireland
UTV Radio (GB)
UTV Media (GB)
Wireless Group PLC

Titles owned

C103
Cork
Cork's 96FM
Cork
FM104
Dublin
The Hit Mix
Live95
Limerick
LMFM
Louth and Meath
Dublin's Q102
Dublin
Scottish Sun 80s
Central Scotland
Scottish Sun Chilled
Central Scotland
Scottish Sun Hits
Central Scotland
Sport
talkRADIO
UK
talkSPORT
UK
talkSPORT 2
UK
Times Radio
UK
U105
Greater Belfast and surrounding area
Virgin Radio Anthems
UK
Virgin Radio Chilled
UK
Virgin Radio Groove
UK
Virgin Radio UK
UK

Contact Wireless

Postal addressThe News Building
1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
Telephone+44 20 7782 3000
Official website
Main emailinfo@wirelessgroup.co.uk

Social media

Twitter@NewsUK (15,995 followers) compare
FacebookNews UK (153 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

talkSPORT to offer two commentaries for England v Scotland
RadioToday - published 15 June 2021, 10.56am edt
James Whale returns to the late show on talkRADIO
RadioToday - published 7 June 2021, 10.42am edt
talkSPORT Euros presenters get covered in yellow paint
RadioToday - published 7 June 2021, 7.10am edt
Wireless launches LGBTQ+ station Virgin Radio Pride UK
RadioToday - published 3 June 2021, 3.46am edt
Trisha Goddard to join talkRADIO for weekend show
RadioToday - published 1 June 2021, 12.02pm edt

People

James Cheal Chief Technology Officer
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio - Speech Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer

…at News UK

Rachael Clarke Video Journalist & Creative Producer
Rebekah Brooks Chief Executive

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