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September 2, 2014

Celador Radio buys Total Star Cheltenham

Celador Radio Broadcasting has taken over the Ofcom licence operated by Total Star in Cheltenham, along with “various associated assets”.

celadorThe acquisition means the growing group now owns 17 radio stations, all called either The Breeze or JACK fm.

Total Star, which originally launched in 1998 as CD603, has also been known as CAT FM, Cheltenham Radio and Boss 603 over the years. It has been owned by Brett Orchard since 2008 when he bought the station from UKRD.

Steve Jones, Celador’s regional managing director for the South West of England, will take overall responsibility for the station’s management.

The station sits in Ofcom’s South West Midlands “approved area” which is outside any other station owned by Celador. It is not known at this stage what the plans are for any possible re-brands in the future.

Posted on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 3:03 pm by .

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  • Dubz

    For the same reason (approved areas) Heart Gloucs and Heart Wiltshire are not joined, it will be interesting to see if Total Star Chelt can join a network and then see if the two Hearts merge.. all eyes on Ofcom now!

  • SOMGuernsey

    Fingers crossed that they buy Island FM in Guernsey & rebrand it as JackFM!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

      Please we here in gloucestershire do not want celador radio broadcasting station jack fm here in gloucestershire that will be no good at all what i can tell you what jack fm is useless and that is true please get celador radio broadcasting to rebrand total star as the breeze 107point five gloucestershire that would be good now jack fm is bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003294357207 James Martin

    So, basically it’ll get Jacked then.

  • Radio Geordie

    What ever it gets re-branded as, bet it ends up coming from Bristol?

  • Guest

    I do hope wright now that celador radio broadcasting will Rename or change name total star to this name the breeze 107.5 gloucestershire now that would be so so so good now

  • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    I do hope celador radio broadcasting will rebrand total star gloucestershire to this name the breeze 107.5 gloucestershire now that would be good now

  • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    Just to let all people to know this cheltenham and gloucestershire are not in the west midlands let get one thing wright because on itv we get now itv news westcountry here in gloucestershire so that is wrong to say that cheltenham and gloucestershire are in the westmidlands it is not we are part of the west country now here in gloucestershire and that is true

  • Norman Baxter

    The Snooze is spreading like a virus, So sad to see Total Star go, The Cheltenham station is actually quite a good listen

  • Tony Simon

    CD 603 started on March 5th 1993 and not in 1998. I know – I was there at the start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    I do hope wright now that celador radio broadcasting will hurry up wright now and change this name total star in gloucestershire now to this name the breeze 107.5 gloucestershire now that would be good now

  • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    It do sounds to me today that total star 107point five do sounds in a big wright mess now their is no presenter on the mid morning show just non stop music and adverts untill 3pm then gregg upwards i do hope celador radio broadcasting will hurry up and change the name of total star 107 point five gloucestershire to this name the breeze 107point five gloucestershire now

  • http://www.facebook.com/ddwig Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    I did tune in today and gregg upwards was on total star doing his show then andy henly was on the total star drive time show but the music is bit in a mess i would say it is playing some liked the breeze do then some today music as well i just hope celador radio broadcasting will hurry up now and do change the name of total star gloucestershire now to this name the breeze 107point five gloucestershire now

  • Paul Cheltenham

    Star radio with Joe in the morning has now been ruined. Listened to Star for years,will now be retuning to heart. Breeze is rubbish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.wiggins.754 Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    Where is gregg upwards now please