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Pulse 2 began life as Pennine Radio's AM service, which broadcast some sports optouts before being officially launched as Classic Gold in the late 1980s; the first voice on-air was Pennine Radio's Roger Kirk, though the service was mainly networked from Viking in Hull.

It's had quite a few name changes since. Under new owners Metro Radio Group, the station changed to Great Yorkshire Radio - broadcasting from Sheffield); then Great Yorkshire Gold. New owners Emap were forced to sell their Bradford station, though Great Yorkshire Gold continued on the Bradford frequencies until Emap launched Magic on those frequencies, whereupon the plug was pulled, and the station was known for a time as 1278/1530 AM,before being rebranded as Classic Gold once more, taking a service from GWR. The station's purchase by UTV ended this arrangement, and a networked service called Big AM was followed by a station change to Pulse Gold and then Pulse 2. It's entirely possible that this station is one of the most rebranded in UK commercial radio history.

mapEditorial area:
Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
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show_chartWeekly listening figures:
30,000 listenersRAJAR June 2016
16 September 1975
Wireless Group plc logo
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storeNational sales:
historyFormer names:
Pennine Radio
Classic Gold
Big AM
Great Yorkshire Radio
Great Yorkshire Gold
1278/1530 AM
Pulse Gold
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placePostal address:
1 St James Business Park
New Augustus Street

phoneTelephone - reception:
phoneTelephone - studio:
webOfficial website
emailMain email
[email protected]

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Chris Johnson Presenter
Chris Stevens Presenter
David Jensen Presenter
Ian "Big Stix" Ormondroyd Presenter
Jacqui Blay Presenter
Marc Henry Presenter
Mark Brow Programme Manager/Controller
Paul Carrington Presenter
Tim Thornton Presenter
Wes Stakes Presenter

…at Wireless Group plc

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 Operating Officer GB
Terry Underhill ILR Group Programme Director

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