News Broadcasting

British media companies

Facts and stats

News Broadcasting is a radio broadcasting company with local and national stations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It's owned by News Corp, who bought the company for £220m in June 2016. The company is operated as a sub-brand of News Corp's British newspaper publisher News UK.

The Wireless Group was founded by former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie, and purchased local radio companies The Radio Partnership in 1999 and Forever Broadcasting in 2004. It was purchased by television operator UTV Media in 2005, and was known as UTV Media until 2016, when ITV purchased UTV's television franchise in Northern Ireland.

The company rebranded as Wireless in 2018 and News Broadcasting in 2023.

OwnerNews UK
Former namesUTV Radio Ireland
UTV Radio (GB)
UTV Media (GB)
Wireless Group PLC

Titles owned

The Hit Mix
talkSPORT 2
Times Radio
Virgin Radio 80s Plus
Virgin Radio Anthems
Virgin Radio Chilled
Virgin Radio UK

Contact News Broadcasting

Postal addressThe News Building
1 London Bridge Street
Telephone+44 20 7782 3000
Official website

Social media

Twitter@NewsUK (22,895 followers) compare
FacebookNews UK (153 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

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RadioToday - published 26 February 2024, 3.13pm gmt
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Radioszene - published 22 February 2024, 2.55pm gmt
GB News ends sales contract with Bauer Media
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James Cheal Chief Technology Officer
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio - Speech Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer
Will Trueman Broadcast Network/Systems Engineer

…at News UK

Erron Gordon Executive Creative Director & Head of Studio Output
Rachael Clarke Video Journalist & Creative Producer
Rebekah Brooks Chief Executive
Richard Wallace Head of TV

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