Viking FM

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Facts and stats

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 areaEast Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
FormatContemporary hit radio, Classic hitsFreebase
Most playedEd Sheeran & Justin Bieber, Mabel, Jonas BrothersRadiomonitor
Audience figures161,000 weekly listenersRAJAR March 2019
Launched17 April 1984
OwnerBauer Media Group (UK)
National salesBauer Media Group (UK)
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesViking Radio

Contact Viking FM

Postal addressThe Boathouse
Commercial Road
+44 1482 325141
+44 1482 226222
Official website

Social media

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Facebook96.9 Viking FM (50,431 likes) compare
TuneInViking-FM-969 (26,656 favourites) compare

Latest news stories

Emma Louise Jones joins Foxy at Signal 1 in Stoke
RadioAssistant Europe - published 2 October 2017, 7.37am edt
Viking FM’s Emma Louise Jones joins Signal 1
RadioToday - published 29 September 2017, 5.53am edt
Viking FM surprises local sportsman
Press Release - published 13 January 2015, 12.54pm est

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Alex Duffy Presenter
Ant Arthur Presenter
Dave Kelly Presenter
Debbie Mac Presenter
Ellie Brennan Presenter
Ivan D'Sa Presenter
James Barr Presenter
Kelly Hinch Presenter
Marvin Humes Presenter
Paddy McGuinness Presenter
Pete Egerton Presenter
Rebecca Lomas Journalist

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising
Alex Baker Editorial Director Bauer Adventure
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio Network
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations Director / Group Production Director - Bauer City Network
Dan Jennings Group Head of Production
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Drew Simmons Commercial Creative Director of Youth Brands Bauer Adventure
Frankie Bannerman Sales Co-ordinator
Gary Stein Group Programme Director Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kat Knapp Commercial Content Director for Absolute Radio and Magic Bauer Adventure
Kate Whitehorn Commercial Content Director Bauer City Network Bauer Adventure
Kelly Benjko Group Head of Commercial Production
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Lucy Dunn Editorial Director Magazine Media Adventure
Lucy Banks Executive Creative Director
Matt Rockley Engineer
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director Radio Bauer Adventure
Toby Mackenzie Head of Music - Bauer City 1 Network

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