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Wireless Group plc

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Wireless Group plc 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 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)
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Titles owned

IE flagCork 
IE flagDublin 
IE flagLouth and Meath 
Peak FMPeak FM
GB flagChesterfield 
Pulse 1Pulse 1
GB flagBradford, Kirklees and Calderdale 
Pulse 2Pulse 2
GB flagBradford, Kirklees and Calderdale 
Signal 1Signal 1
GB flagStaffordshire and Cheshire 
Signal 107Signal 107
GB flagWolverhampton, Telford, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Kidderminster 
Signal 2Signal 2
GB flagStaffordshire and Cheshire 
Swansea SoundSwansea Sound
GB flagSwansea and South West Wales 
107.4 Tower FM107.4 Tower FM
GB flagBolton and Bury 
GB flagGreater Belfast and surrounding area 
Radio Wave 96.5Radio Wave 96.5
GB flagBlackpool, Wyre & Fylde 
96.4 The Wave96.4 The Wave
GB flagSwansea and Surrounding Areas 
107.2 Wire FM 107.2 Wire FM
GB flagWarrington, Widnes & Runcorn 
102.4 Wish FM 102.4 Wish FM
GB flagWigan and St Helens 

Contact Wireless Group plc

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

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Latest news stories


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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