Communicorp UK

British media companies

Facts and stats

Founded in 2014, Communicorp UK is the fourth largest commercial radio group in the UK. It owns regional radio stations across many parts of the UK, which licence brands and national programming from Global. Global also represents the stations on a national level, while Communicorp UK sells advertising locally. Communicorp UK produces local programming for the stations, mostly confined to breakfast and drivetime shows.

Communicorp UK also owns one local radio station in Manchester called XS, along with two local radio licences for Peterborough and Kettering, Smooth Radio Northants. They also acquired Heart Hertfordshire from Adventure Radio, the only Heart station not sold by Global to them. In 2019, they acquired BOB FM in north Hertfordshire which has since merged with Heart Herts.

It is owned by the Irish media company Communicorp, which was formed by Denis O'Brien in 1989. Communicorp is also present in a further seven countries.

Launched1 April 2014
Members ofRadiocentre

Titles owned

Capital Scotland
Central Scotland
Capital South Wales
Cardiff and Newport
Heart Hertfordshire
Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Rickmansworth
Heart Hertfordshire (North)
Hertford, Welwyn Garden City & Stevenage
Heart North and Mid Wales
North and Mid Wales
Heart Yorkshire
South and West Yorkshire
Ministry of Results
Radio UP
Herts, Beds & Bucks, Northants & Peterborough
Smooth Radio Northamptonshire
Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough
Smooth Radio Peterborough
Smooth Radio East Midlands
East Midlands
Smooth Radio North West
North West England
Smooth Radio North East
North East England
XS Manchester

Contact Communicorp UK

Postal addressLevel 7
XYZ Building
2 Hardman Boulevard
M3 3AQ
Telephone+44 161 886 8800
Official website

Social media

Twitter@CommunicorpUK (1,099 followers) compare
FacebookCommunicorp UK (372 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

Love Island’s Laura Anderson signs to Capital Scotland Breakfast
RadioToday - published 3 April 2024, 8.54am bst
Clint Boon announces departure from radio and XS Manchester Drive Show
RadioToday - published 27 November 2023, 9.24pm gmt
Global makes major investment in Glasgow broadcast centre
RadioToday - published 11 April 2023, 9.14am bst
CCUK becomes a fully carbon neutral media and radio owner
RadioToday - published 14 March 2023, 1.14pm gmt


Alison Forshaw Managing Director
Clare Rae Group Director of Marketing & Digital Audiences
Gavin Bruce Managing Director
Grace Hannah Director of People
Keith Crane Business Development
Mark Lee Chief Executive
Neil Sloan Group Programming Director

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