Manchester licence attracts 11
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Manchester licence attracts 11

It's round two for the battle of Manchester with the 2nd licence available in as many years. Last time, a new licence for the City attracted 19 applications, this time there are 11 to choose from.

A number of repeat submissions have made it, including CN Group's City Life and Chrysalis's The Arrow. New contenders include Piccadilly Talk (Emap), Rock Talk (GMG) and Jack FM (Absolute Radio).

The applications in full are:
106.1 The Arrow[/b]

The Arrow (Manchester) Ltd, The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SP
Contact: Daniel Owen. Tel: 020 7470 1065
Email : [email protected]

A classic rock music station for listeners over 35 in Manchester.


GMBC Radio Limited, The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SP
Contact: Daniel Owen. Tel: 020 7470 1065
Email : [email protected]

GMBC is a 24-hour talk service of news, views and entertaining conversation for Greater Manchester.

[b]Jack FM[/b]

Manchester Radio 1061 Limited, 1 Thorsby Road, Altrincham, Manchester, WA15 7QS
Contact: Gus Mackenzie Tel: 0161 942 9772
Email: [email protected]

A variety classic rock music station for Manchester aimed primarily at people aged 45-59 years with an all-speech peaktime breakfast show and news bulletins with local content 24 hours a day.

[b]Manchester Citylife[/b]

Manchester Citylife Limited, c/o Halliwells, St James’s Court, Brown Street, Manchester M2 2JF
Contact: Jon Hewson Tel: 07776 404040
Email : [email protected]

A locally-focused speech, information and music station aimed at Manchester’s 45-64 year olds.

[b]106.1 Manchester Sound[/b]

Asian Sound Radio Ltd, Globe House, Southall Street, Manchester, M3 1LG
Contact: Shafat Ali Tel: 0161 288 1000
Email : [email protected]

Manchester Sound will serve Manchester’s young Asian community-aged predominantly 15-34 with a distinctive mix of ethnic music.

[b]Masti Radio Ltd[/b]

c/o Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire), Sunrise House, 30 Chapel Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5DN
Contact: Ms Usha Parmar. Tel: 01274 735043
Email: [email protected]

A contemporary Asian/Urban/Popular Music led service primarily targeting young people of Asian ethnic origin up to the age of 35. The station will also carry supplementary output of particular interest to people in other ethnic groups in the Manchester area.

[b]MNR FM[/b]

Emmis Atlantic Radio Manchester Ltd, Fairmead House, 49 Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3HL
Contact: David Maker Tel: 01704 832207
Email : [email protected]

A rolling news, information and music service with a wide variety of adult orientated music styles which appeal to a 40+ audience.

[b]Original 106 FM[/b]

Original Manchester FM Ltd, The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SR
Contact: Rick Hetherington Tel: 020 7565 6600
Email: [email protected]

Adult Alternative Radio — an eclectic mix of adult-orientated music with particular ABC1 appeal, with 24 hour local news.

[b]Piccadilly Talk[/b]

Piccadilly Radio Limited, Castle Quay, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4PR
Contact: Michelle Surrell Tel: 0161 288 5000
Email: [email protected]

24 hours a day speech programming including news, sport, features, documentaries, advice, phone-ins, studio discussions and special weekly or monthly programmes.

[b]Rock Talk Manchester[/b]

RockTalk Manchester, 1 Sterling Court, Capitol Park, Leeds, WF3 1EL
Contact: Jeff Stephenson Tel: 07710 073021
Email: [email protected]

A speech and rock music service for 35-64 year olds, which contains a strong commitment to local news, current affairs and interactive debate for the Manchester area. Comprehensive local, national, world news and information is included, with a wide variety of rock music played during off-peak and bank holidays.

[b]UK1 FM Manchester[/b]

UK1 FM Ltd, 4th Floor, 12 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4HB
Contact: Mark Alderton Tel: 0161 245 3270
Email: [email protected]

A speech and music service for 30-60 year olds playing an individually selected contemporary and unpredictably wide music mix as well as producing a fresh and intelligent approach to news, sport, current affairs and talent development in key genres such as music, journalism, comedy and enterprise; the heart beat of Manchester.

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