Kerrang Radio


Kerrang Radio
Kerrang! Radio
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City of license Birmingham
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan "Everything that rocks"
Frequency

FM 105.2 MHz

(West Midlands)
DAB
  • 12A (West Midlands, London, Lancashire)
  • 11C (Manchester, Aberdeen, Tyne & Wear, South Yorkshire)
  • 11D (Scotland)
  • 12D (Leeds)
  • 11B (Liverpool, Humberside, Teesside)

Freeview: 722
First air date June 10, 2004 (2004-06-10)
Format Rock
Audience share 3.6%
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Q Radio
Website kerrangradio.co.uk

Kerrang! Radio is a specialist rock music radio station broadcasting to the West Midlands, England. The station's format mixes modern & classic rock with speech programmes targeted at young people and an adult rock audience. Broadcasting on FM in the West Midlands and DAB & Freeview and online, boasting a large audience of 1.3 million listeners. It is connected with the Kerrang! print magazine in name, ownership and style, although the radio station has a more mainstream adult rock output than the magazine, featuring more indie and alternative rock. The night shows are very much fuelled by the traditional Kerrang! Magazine sound, with a wider and less mainstream style, playing a mix of punk and metal bands and forms part of the Bauer Passion Portfolio.

Contents

History

In 2000, Bauer Radio then Emap launched Kerrang! as a digital radio station, across the UK. The station bid on a number of new FM licences including Manchester & East Midlands but lost out, the West Midlands licence was however successful. The station launched on 10 June 2004 originally from Birmingham City Football Club and it then moved to a dedicated studio in Lionel Street, Birmingham near the BT Tower, and broadcasts from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter. Karren Brady was made chairman in 2003.

Awards

On 11 May 2009 Kerrang! 105.2 won the highly prestigious Gold Award for station with over 1 million listeners. [1] Kerrang! Radio's In:Demand evening show presenter Henry Evans was also awarded the Sony DAB Rising Star award for 2009 whilst breakfast programme presenters Simon James and Hill got Silver at the awards in the Music Radio Personality of the year category. In 2010, Loz Guest was nominated at the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards, furthering the stations award credentials and Simon James and Hill won Bronze in the 'Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)' category.

Programming

Monday - Friday

  • 0000 - 0200 The Late Licence with Johnny Doom
  • 0200 - 0600 Non-Stop Kerrang!
  • 0600 - 1000 Simon James and Hill
  • 1000 - 1100 The Rock & Roll Years with Loz Guest
  • 1100 - 1500 Danielle Perry
  • 1500 - 1900 Kate Lawler
  • 1900 - 2200 In:Demand with Matt Stocks
  • 2200 - 0000 Loz Guest

Saturday

  • 0000 - 0300 The Temple of Doom with Johnny Doom
  • 0200 – 0700: Non-Stop Kerrang!
  • 0700 – 1000: Caroline Beavon
  • 1000 – 1400: Danielle Perry
  • 1400 – 1800: Matt Stocks
  • 1800 – 1900: Kerrang! Live
  • 1900 – 2200: Klub Kerrang! with Matt Stocks
  • 2200 – 0000: Klub Kerrang! with Alex Baker

Friday Variants

  • 2200 - 0000 The Kerrang! Show with Loz Guest

Sunday

  • 0000 – 0700: Non-Stop Kerrang!
  • 0700 – 1000: Caroline Beavon
  • 1000 – 1400: The Rock & Roll Years with Johnny Doom
  • 1300 – 1700: Hywel and Jamie
  • 1700 – 2000: Loz Guest - Best of The Guests
  • 2000 – 2200: Unsigned with Alex Baker
  • 2200 – 0000: Alex Baker

Former presenters

References

External links

Coordinates: 52°28′56″N 1°54′20″W / 52.482325°N 1.905423°W / 52.482325; -1.905423


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