An Original launch in Bristol
Posted by
An Original launch in Bristol

Original 106.5 has launched in Bristol at 1:06 (and 5 seconds) this afternoon. The new station is owned by CanWest MediaWorksUK and won the licence to broadcast to the city in 2006, beating off competition from Macquarie, UTV, Absolute Radio, GCap Media and Wicked FM. The first song played was Bohemian Like You by Dandy Warhols.

Original Bristol aims to make use of their extensive playlist, promising never to play the same song twice in the same day. Weekday presenters include Stewart Smith on breakfast, Faye Dicker during the day, David Francis on afternoon drive, Ricki Lee in the evening and Vicky West overnight.

Weekend presenters include Chris Criddle and Rosie Kendrick. The station will take the networked 'A List Chart' each Sunday.


As with Original 106 in Solent, Chrysalis Radio has been appointed to act as the London Sales Representative for the station. Tom Hunter, MD at Original said "Chrysalis Radio Sales is a natural choice for us — our existing relationship has given them a real understanding of our needs and the continued growth of the Original brand is a testament to the great support we’ve received so far.”

The station will provide local news 24 hours a day, backed up by colleagues at Independent Radio News in London. John Perkins, MD of IRN said: “It’s fantastic news that CanWest chose us as their news supplier for the Original 106.5 in Bristol. We look forward to building our relationship with CanWest and delivering national news to Original 106.5 listeners around the clock.”

Registered users can click [link=]here[/link] to download the launch audio

[link=] – non-stop radio news[/link] [email protected] or call 0871 315 6 315

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 610 20 May, 2007 Industry News 12:06 pm 20075 Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
RAJAR Q3 2016 - October 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm (London)
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events