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Pulse 1 is the independent local radio station for Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.

Beginning life as Pennine Radio 235, it was one of the first UK commercial radio stations to go to air, and, as many stations of its time did, contained specialist programming including a brass band programme (Tops 'n' Noils), asian-language programming and religious output.

Originally just broadcasting to Bradford, it gained an additional franchise area of Kirklees (Huddersfield) and Calderdale (Halifax). As part of the Yorkshire Radio Network, it was then bought by the Metro Radio Group. In research, Pennine Radio was perceived as an old-fashioned Bradford-only station, and its name changed in August 1991 to "The Pulse", with a mostly new set of presenters and innovative marketing. It was a success, with the station eventually becoming the most listened-to station in its area.

The station had to be sold when Emap Radio bought Metro in the mid 1990s due to its overlap with Radio Aire. It's now owned by Wireless Group, a part of News UK. The station was based in the haunted basement of a former wool mill in the Little Germany area of Bradford. It moved to newer premises in 2015.

Former presenters include BBC Radio 1's Paul Burnett, BBC executive Roger Mosey, and media.info's founder and owner, James Cridland (broadcasting under the name James Andrews).

Editorial areaBradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
FormatTop 40
Most playedCharlie Puth, CNCO & Little Mix, Rita OraRadiomonitor
Audience figures109,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2017
Launched16 September 1975
OwnerWireless Group
National salesFirst Radio Sales
Former namesPennine Radio
Pennine FM
The Pulse of West Yorkshire

Contact Pulse 1

Postal address1 St James Business Park
New Augustus Street
Bradford
BD1 5LL
Telephone:
reception
+44 1274 203040
Telephone:
studio
+44 1274 200200
Official website
Wikipedia
Main emailgeneral@pulse.co.uk
Personal emailfirstname.surname@pulse.co.uk

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Latest news stories

NWB: Neil Morrison Pulse 107.7 | Mark Burley CKUR 106.3
Airchecker - published 12 August 2017, 1.57am edt

People

Becky Holmes Journalist
Danny Mylo Presenter
Jacqui Blay Head of Music
James Crossling Journalist
Jason Thornton Football Commentator
Martin Smith Sales Director
Matt Wilkins Presenter
Paul Foster Presenter
Paul Griffiths Presenter
Rosie Madison Presenter
Saeed Atcha Presenter
Sam Harper Ard Presenter
Tony McKenzie Programme Director

…at Wireless Group

Andy Parry Digital Content Manager
Francis Currie Group Content Director - Music Radio
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

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