Planet Rock

Where Rock Lives
British radio stations

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Facts and stats

Planet Rock is a multiple Sony Award-winning national digital radio station in the United Kingdom owned by Bauer Media Group. The station broadcasts classic rock music.

The station was previously available on FM in the West Midlands until September 7th 2015, when it was replaced by Bauer's mainstream Adult Orientated Rock station Absolute Radio.

Editorial areaUK
Most playedDef Leppard, Myles Kennedy, Bon JoviRadiomonitor
Launched15 November 1999
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio UK
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesKerrang! Radio (West Midlands only)

Contact Planet Rock

Postal addressThe Lantern
75 Hampstead Road
+44 20 7182 8000
+44 844 811 2211
Official website

Social media

Twitter@PlanetRockRadio (122,040 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,574 followers) compare
FacebookPlanet Rock (339,060 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

Jen Thomas and Ian Danter get shows on Planet Rock
RadioToday - published 25 September 2023, 2.12pm bst
Absolute Radio gives away £10,000 in Wickes Fix competition
RadioToday - published 27 July 2023, 5.10pm bst
Bauer Media Audio radio stations go offline at breakfast time
RadioToday - published 16 February 2022, 10.01am gmt
Bauer to move its online radio listeners to its own platforms
RadioToday - published 31 January 2022, 9.04am gmt


Alice Cooper Presenter
Andy Shier Presenter
Bernard Doherty Presenter
Danny Bowes Presenter
Darren Redick Presenter & Producer
Ian Danter Presenter
James Pllu Programme Manager
James Green Producer
Joe Elliott Presenter
John Pickford Head of News
Loz Guest Head of Music
Mark Jeeves Presenter
Murray J Presenter
Paul Anthony Presenter
Peter Fletcher Head of Engineering
Ric Blaxill Programme Director
Sam Hughes Presenter
Si King Presenter
Steve Parkinson Managing Director
Toby Jepson Presenter
Wyatt Wendels Presenter

…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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