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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.
|Audience figures||4,640,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2018|
|Former names||UTV Radio Ireland|
UTV Radio (GB)
UTV Media (GB)
Wireless Group PLC
|Limerick's Live 95FM|
|Scottish Sun 80s|
|Scottish Sun Greatest Hits|
|Scottish Sun Hits|
|Total Access Radio|
|107.4 Tower FM|
|Virgin Radio Anthems|
|Virgin Radio Chilled|
|Virgin Radio UK|
|The Wave 80s|
|Radio Wave 96.5|
|96.4 The Wave|
|107.2 Wire FM |
|102.4 Wish FM |
|Postal address||Wireless Group PLC, |
|Telephone||+44 28 9032 8122|
|@WirelessGSales (1,523 followers) compare|
|News UK (145 likes) compare|
Latest news stories
Christian Smith Group Head of Music - UK
Francis Currie Group Content Director - Music Radio
Iain Fowler Director of Local Radio
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Jo Bucci Chief Operating Officer
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio
Neil Sedley Technology Manager, National
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer
Terry Underhill ILR Group Programme Director
…at News UK
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