Radio X

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Radio X is an alternative rock music station from Global.

The station originally launched as Xfm in 1992 as a series of short term RSLs in the Camden area of north London. In 1996, Xfm was awarded the final London wide FM licence, beating Capital Gold.

Xfm launched on 1st September 1997, the day after Princess Diana's death, which led to a low key launch, which didn't help ratings, however the independent era of the station helped launched the careers of Ricky Gervais who was the Head of Speech and his assistant Stephen Merchant who went on to write The Office and Extras for BBC Two.

Capital Radio Group acquired the station less than a year later. They attempted to introduce an AOR format similar to Virgin Radio (which Capital also tried to acquire later); this was met by resistance from Xfm's small but loyal audience; and the station's original alternative format was mainly restored with a mainstream skew targeting twenty something men.

On 7th September 2015, it was announced that Xfm would close on Sunday 13th September and relaunch as a national digital station 'Radio X' which would feature mainstream presenters such as Chris Moyles, Vernon Kay, Ricky Wilson and Johnny Vaughan and more of a male focus than before.

Radio X launched on Monday 21st September at 6.30am with the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show. Unlike Xfm, Radio X breakfast and drive have a heavy amount of speech content.

Editorial areaUK
Audience figures1,717,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2018
Launched1 September 1997
National salesGlobal
Members ofRadiocentre
Former names104.9 Xfm
97.7 Xfm

Contact Radio X

Postal address30 Leicester Square
+44 20 7766 6000
+44 330 333 3100
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

Chris Moyles takes control of Radio X billboards
RadioToday - published 7 June 2018, 5.09am edt
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La Lettre.Pro Radio - published 26 April 2018, 1.20am edt
Toby Tarrant takes over mornings at Radio X
RadioToday - published 6 April 2018, 11.52am edt
Interview mit “Mr. Music” Wolfgang Kreh
Radioszene - published 3 March 2018, 3.20pm est
Liam Gallagher to perform on Radio X rooftop
RadioToday - published 30 January 2018, 6.14am est

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Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Chris Moyles Presenter
Dan O'Connell Presenter
Dan Gasser Presenter
Danny Wallace Presenter
Dominic Byrne Journalist
Elis James Presenter
Gordon Smart Presenter
Issy Panayis Presenter
James Robinson Producer
John Kennedy Presenter
John Robins Presenter
Johnny Vaughan Presenter
Lliana Bird Presenter
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
Matt Deverson Managing Editor
Matt Gray Broadcast Engineer
Matt Parkes-Smith Audio Producer
Mazin Tappuni Presenter
Michael Lavin Presenter
Mike Walsh Head of Music
Pippa Taylor Breakfast Producer
Rich Walters Presenter
Ross Buchanan Presenter
Russell Brand Presenter
Simon Conway Journalist
Sunta Templeton Music Journalist
Toby Tarrant Presenter

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andy Jones South Regional News Editor
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ben Poor Creative Technologist
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Charlotte Winfield Journalist
Emma Corsham Tech Op
Graham Sarath Commercial Director
James Rea Group Head of News
John Wilson Head of Commercial and Digital Design
Joshua Coupe Journalist
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Stephen Clarke Broadcast Engineer
Stuart Mays Director of Commercial Strategy
Zach Watson Social Media Producer

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