Pennine FM back from the dead

A radio name known to many in West Yorkshire is set to return this weekend as TLRC's Home 107.9 in Huddersfield re-brands as The New Pennine FM.

Pennine was the former name of The Pulse, based a few miles away in Bradford and was last heard on the local airwaves in the early 1990's.

Pennine first launched as an independent station for Bradford in September 1975 but will be brought back to life on March 1st 2008 from Huddersfield and as part of a new brand for owners The Local Radio Company.

Pennine Radio, or Pennine 235 as it was originally known has seen a large amount of current radio talent pass through its doors, including Jon Culshaw, Martin Kelner, Stewart Francis, John Dash, Martin Campbell and the late Mike Hurley. It closed and re-branded in 1991 shortly after it was bought by The Metro Radio Group.

Metro Group was then taken over by Emap, who sold the station to The Radio Partnership, which was acquired by The Wireless Group and now the station, still broadcasting from Pennine House, rests in the hands of UTV Radio.

Home 107.9 started life as Huddersfield FM in October 1999, then owned by the Minster Radio Group which eventually became part of The Local Radio Company.

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