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Wireless 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.

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

Titles owned

C103
Cork
Cork's 96FM
Cork
FM104
Dublin
The Hit Mix
Live95
Limerick
LMFM
Louth and Meath
Dublin's Q102
Dublin
Scottish Sun 80s
Central Scotland
Sport
TalkRadio
UK
talkSPORT
UK
talkSPORT 2
UK
Times Radio
UK
U105
Greater Belfast and surrounding area
Virgin Radio Anthems
UK
Virgin Radio Chilled
UK
Virgin Radio Groove
UK
Virgin Radio UK
UK

Contact Wireless

Postal addressThe News Building
1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
Telephone+44 20 7782 3000
Official website
Main emailinfo@wirelessgroup.co.uk

Social media

Twitter@NewsUK (22,355 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 July 2022, 3.15pm bst
talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham signs off after 16 years on Drivetime
RadioToday - published 25 July 2022, 7.05pm bst
Chris Evans may need to rein in TFI Friday reboot | Rebecca Nicholson
The Guardian - published 25 June 2022, 5.00pm bst
Media Beat: June 16, 2022
FYIMusicNews - published 16 June 2022, 10.31am bst
Promotion for Tony Moorey at Bauer to work across all stations
RadioToday - published 13 June 2022, 11.49am bst

People

James Cheal Chief Technology Officer
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio - Speech Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer

…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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