Bauer Media is set to create the largest commercial radio network in the UK.
Lincs FM, Celador Radio, UKRD and Wireless local stations, acquired by Bauer in 2019, will join the Hits Radio Brand Network.
Most of the stations will rebrand to Greatest Hits Radio from September. In line with Bauer’s heritage stations, a small number will retain their local branding.
The following stations will be rebranded to Greatest Hits Radio from September:
Compass FM, Dearne FM, Dream 100, Eagle Radio, KLFM, Minster FM, Mix 96, North Norfolk Radio, Peak FM, Pulse 2, Radio Norwich, Radio Wave, Ridings FM, Rother FM, Rutland Radio, Sam FM – Swindon, Signal 107, Signal 2, Spire FM, Spirit FM, Stray FM, Swansea Sound, The Beach, The Breeze – Bristol, The Breeze – Cheltenham, The Breeze – East Hants, The Breeze – Somerset, The Breeze – South Devon, The Breeze – Thames Valley, The Breeze - West Wiltshire, Tower FM, Town 102, Trax FM, Wessex FM, Wire FM, Wish FM, Yorkshire Coast Radio
The following stations will join the Hits Radio Network and will retain their local branding:
Fire FM, Pulse 1, Signal 1, The Wave
There will be no changes made to the following, and they will remain as standalone stations:
Lincs FM, Pirate FM, Sam FM – Bristol
The following new stations will be introduced:
GHR – Cornwall, GHR - East Mids, GHR - Lincolnshire
The following stations will be closed:
Lincs FM’s Suffolk First and the former Wireless stations Total Access, Pulse 80s, Wave 80s and Signal 80s, and former UKRD’s group’s Encore Radio, 70s and 80s stations.