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Viking FM

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Winning its franchise under the name "Humber Bridge Radio", Viking Radio started broadcasting in 1984 from studios in the Hull Marina. One of the first to split output between FM and AM, the station was the home of Yorkshire's networked Classic Gold service in the late 1980s, while the station was owned by the Yorkshire Radio Network, and the output of "Pennine, Hallam and Viking", sustaining services to YRN's FM services.

The station's board room is an opulent wood-panelled room dating from the building's previous life as a marine insurance company. Directions to the station from anywhere in the North of England are relatively simple: "Get on the M62 and turn right at the second set of traffic lights". The station once had a mascot in the form of Erik the Viking, who was also heard on-air in the company of presenter Steve King, who still works for the wider Bauer group.

Editorial area:
East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
Format:
Contemporary hit radio, Classic hitsFreebase
Weekly listening figures:
230,000 listenersRAJAR September 2014
Launched:
17 April 1984
Ofcom licences:
AL000101 (Analogue local)
Former names:
Viking Radio

Contacts

Postal address:
The Boathouse
Commercial Road

Hull
East Yorkshire
HU1 2SG
Telephone - reception:
Telephone - studio:

Online contacts

Official website
Main
reception@vikingfm.co.uk
Personal
firstname.lastname@vikingfm.co.uk

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Alex Duffy Presenter
Alex James Presenter
Ant Arthur Producer
Ant Arthur Presenter
Boogie Presenter
Dave Kelly Presenter
Debbie Mac Presenter
Dingo Presenter
James Robinson Producer
James Barr Presenter
John Harding Content Controller
Kate Lawler Presenter
Kelly Hinch Presenter
Marvin Humes Presenter
Mike Cass Regional Content Director
Paddy McGuinness Presenter
Pete Egerton Presenter
Steve Jordan Presenter
Stu Tolan Presenter
Stu Elmore Presenter

...at Bauer Media Group

David Board Broadcast Engineer
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
Owen Ryan Bauer City Network Group Content Director
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director

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