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Wireless Group 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.

show_chartAudience figures4,549,000 listeners per weekRAJAR December 2016
businessOwnerNews UK
historyFormer namesUTV Radio Ireland
UTV Radio (GB)
UTV Media (GB)

Titles owned

C103
Cork
Cork's 96FM
Cork
FM104
Dublin
Limerick's Live 95FM
Limerick
LMFM
Louth and Meath
Peak FM
Chesterfield
Pulse 1
Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
Pulse 2
Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
Pulse Christmas
Dublin's Q102
Dublin
Signal 1
Staffordshire and Cheshire
Signal 107
Wolverhampton, Telford, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Kidderminster
Signal 2
Staffordshire and Cheshire
Signal Christmas
Sport
Swansea Sound
Swansea and South West Wales
talkRADIO
UK
talkSPORT
UK
talkSPORT 2
UK
107.4 Tower FM
Bolton and Bury
U105
Greater Belfast and surrounding area
Virgin Radio
UK
Wave Christmas
Radio Wave 96.5
Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde
96.4 The Wave
Swansea and Surrounding Areas
107.2 Wire FM
Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn
102.4 Wish FM
Wigan and St Helens

Contact Wireless Group

Postal addressWireless Group PLC
Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 1EB
Telephone+44 28 9032 8122
Official website
Main emailinfo@wirelessgroupplc.com

Social media

Twitter@NewsUK (5,991 followers) compare
FacebookNews UK (83 likes) compare

Latest news stories

What’s the point of a radio conference?
radioinfo.com.au - published 26 March 2017, 6.30am edt
What’s the point of a radio conference?
Asia Radio Today - published 26 March 2017, 6.30am edt
Carswell Quits UKIP
Guido Fawkes - published 25 March 2017, 9.02am edt
News UK launches Wireless Academy competition
RadioToday - published 24 March 2017, 5.05am edt
James Rea wins Gold at the IRN Awards 2017
RadioToday - published 23 March 2017, 3.22pm edt

People

Alice Furse Press Officer
David Dunne Group Music Scheduler
Iain Fowler Director of Local Radio
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer
Terry Underhill ILR Group Programme Director

…at News UK

Rebekah Brooks Chief Executive

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