Communicorp's North West station Smooth Radio has attracted one million listeners for the first time, making it the biggest commercial radio station outside London.
Heart is coming, and for a number of Real Radio stations, a new studio is also being used from today.
Global Radio is spending millions on marketing the new sound of Smooth Radio, now its new line-up and playlist is complete.
Real Radio has today started phase one of the upcoming rebrand to Heart.
A number of new presenters have been hired by Global Radio to take on the breakfast and drivetime slots for Smooth Radio.
Global Radio's Gold network is to become a non-stop music service outside breakfast, with four presenters leaving the station.
Simon Bates and Lynn Parsons are leaving Smooth Radio to make way for a new line-up as the station re-launches under Global Radio.
Figures are down across London for Global Radio but Capital FM remains the most listened to local commercial station.
In what could be one of the last surveys for Real Radio, every station in the network has recorded a drop in listeners this quarter.
Global Radio has been given Ofcom approval to remove Smooth Radio from the Digital One national DAB multiplex.