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Bauer to Close 49 Radio Stations

Written by on May 27, 2020

Article Published on Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:16 PM by


Bauer to Close 49 Radio Stations


Bauer has today announced the news that they will be closing 49 local, commercial radio stations across the country to replace them with nationally-networked content broadcast from their London Studios under the ‘Greatest Hits Radio‘ banner.

This follows a similar move by Global earlier this year that saw the sad loss of Rugby FM.

A limited number of stations will keep their names but will broadcast networked content outside of 6-10AM Weekdays.

Many job losses are sure to accompany this sad news.

The loss of this ‘Local-ness’ will deprive listeners of truly local radio presented by local people who care and have an interest in local issues.

The opportunities that this will present to progressive local community radios such as ours with aspirations to broadcast on FM and DAB has not gone unnoticed.

We are in a great position to ‘pick up the baton’ to allow those listeners that Love Local to enjoy a viable alternative, but for now we mourn the loss of these 49 stations and the on/off air talent that have lost their jobs as a result.

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https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/05/most-of-acquired-bauer-stations-to-become-greatest-hits-radio/?fbclid=IwAR2WqDIo7aMZFBXgybCUf_GnbmSTBKwCkO7cZNc0Weddz3rjZkSQHC15-ck

Original Story Reported by Radio Today.

Licences rebranding as Greatest Hits Radio
The Beach (Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft)
The Breeze (Alton, Petersfield, Haslemere & Bordon)
The Breeze (Andover)
The Breeze (Basingstoke)
The Breeze (Bath)
The Breeze (Bridgwater & West Somerset)
The Breeze (Bristol)
The Breeze (Cheltenham)
The Breeze (Newbury)
The Breeze (Reading)
The Breeze (Shaftesbury)
The Breeze (Torbay)
The Breeze (Warminster)
The Breeze (Weston super Mare)
The Breeze (Yeovil)
Compass FM (Grimsby)
Dearne FM (Barnsley)
Dream 100 (Tendring)
Eagle Radio (Guildford)
KLFM (Kings Lynn)
Minster FM (Northallerton)
Minster FM (York)
Mix 96 (Aylesbury)
North Norfolk Radio (North Norfolk)
Peak FM (Chesterfield)
Pulse 2 (Bradford & Huddersfield)
Radio Norwich (Norwich)
Ridings FM (Wakefield)
Rother FM (Rotherham)
Rutland Radio (Rutland)
Sam FM (Swindon)
Signal 107 (Kidderminster)
Signal 107 (Shrewsbury & Oswestry)
Signal 107 (Telford)
Signal 107 (Wolverhampton)
Signal 2 (Stoke-on-Trent)
Spire FM (Salisbury)
Spirit FM (Chichester)
Stray FM (Harrogate)
Swansea Sound (Swansea)
Tower FM (Bolton & Bury)
Trax FM (Bassetlaw)
Trax FM (Doncaster)
Wave 96.5 (Blackpool)
Wessex FM (Weymouth)
Wire FM (Warrington)
Wish FM (Wigan)
Yorkshire Coast Radio (Bridlington)
Yorkshire Coast Radio (Scarborough)

In addition, digital-only station Town 102 (Ipswich) will rebrand as Greatest Hits Radio.

Keeping same brand and remaining as stand-alone stations:
Lincs FM (Lincolnshire)
Pirate FM (Cornwall)
Sam FM (Bristol)

Keeping same on-air brand but becoming part of Hits Radio and taking network programmes outside of 6-10am weekdays:
Pulse 1 (Bradford & Huddersfield)
Signal 1 (Stoke-on-Trent)
96.4 The Wave (Swansea)
Fire Radio (Bournemouth)

Rebranding as Greatest Hits Radio under brand licence agreement:
Sam FM South Coast (Solent regional) – owned by Nation Broadcasting
KCFM (Hull) – owned by Nation Broadcasting

Rebranding as Hits Radio under brand licence agreement:
The Breeze (Portsmouth)
The Breeze (Southampton)
The Breeze (Winchester)
-all owned by Nation Broadcasting

Closing:
Encore (DAB)
Suffolk First (DAB)
Pirate 70s (online)
Pirate 80s (DAB)
Escape to Cornwall (online)
Eagle 70s (online)
Eagle 80s (DAB)
Signal 80s (DAB)
Pulse 80s (DAB)
Wave 80s (DAB)
Total Access (DAB)

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