Greatest Hits Radio Birmingham & the West Midlands

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Greatest Hits Radio Birmingham & the West Midlands is a regional classic hits radio station for the West Midlands.

The station was known as Free Radio 80s, Gold and other local brands on AM such as Xtra AM in Birmingham and Coventry.

The station as Free Radio 80s closed and flipped to 105.2 FM, which was previously the home of Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock and Absolute Radio before becoming Greatest Hits Radio in 2019.

Editorial areaWest Midlands
Most playedDonna Summer, Sister Sledge, TavaresRadiomonitor
Launched4 April 1989
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio UK
Members ofRadiocentre
Former names1152 Xtra AM
Capital Gold
Mercia Sound
Xtra AM 1359
Mercia Classic Gold 1359
Classic Gold 1359
Nice & Easy Radio WABC
Beacon Radio
Classic Gold WABC
Classic Gold 990/1017
Gold (Midlands)
Free Radio 80s
Greatest Hits Radio West Midlands

Contact Greatest Hits Radio Birmingham & the West Midlands

Postal address54 Hagley Road
B16 8PE
+44 121 566 5200
+44 330 660 0999
Official website

Social media

Twitter: Newsdesk@freeradionews (9,752 followers) compare
Twitter@GHRWestMids (5,503 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,574 followers) compare

Latest news stories

Christmas will be Free this year: Free Radio 80s goes Xmassy
Press Release - published 14 November 2014, 10.36am gmt


Andy Goulding Presenter
James Stodd Head of Production

…at Bauer Media Audio UK

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Adam Newstead Senior Executive Producer, South England & Wales
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Chief Operating Officer
James Walker Head Of Network Operations
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Chief Content Officer
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Stuart McGinley Content Producer
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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