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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.
|Former names||UTV Radio Ireland|
UTV Radio (GB)
UTV Media (GB)
Wireless Group PLC
|The Hit Mix|
|Scottish Sun 80s|
|Scottish Sun Chilled|
|Scottish Sun Hits|
|Virgin Radio Anthems|
|Virgin Radio Chilled|
|Virgin Radio Groove|
|Virgin Radio UK|
|Postal address||The News Building, |
1 London Bridge Street,
|Telephone||+44 20 7782 3000|
|@NewsUK (15,995 followers) compare|
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