Xfm announce Manchester launch
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Xfm announce Manchester launch

The date has been set for the launch of the Manchester’s newest radio station.

97.7 Xfm will launch on March 15th 2006 and will feature an impressive line-up including Andy Rourke and Tony Wilson at weekends. The daytime line up includes Comedian Paul Tonkinson on breakfast and former-Rock FM jock Mark Kaye on afternoon drive.

Clint Boon, who has been presenting the mid-morning show on The Revolution in Oldham will host the weekday evening show called Music:Response whilst former Galaxy 102 Breakfast jock Adam Cole will also form part of the line-up.

The full line-up is:

Weekday schedule:

6-10am – Paul Tonkinson
10-1pm – Adam Cole
1-4pm – Gareth Brooks
4-7pm – Mark Kaye
7-10pm (Mon-Thurs) Clint Boon
Friday (times TBC) Dave Haslam

Confirmed Weekend DJs

Tony Wilson
Guy Garvey
Andy Rourke

GCap Media won the licence on June 9th 2005 after beating off competition from 18 other applicants, making this licence the most sought after in the country.

You can read about and hear the recent launch of Xfm Scotland by clicking here.

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