105.4 Century FM
105.4 Real Radio is an independent local radio station controlled by GMG Radio. It is the flagship station of the Real Radio network and has a regional license to broadcast to North West England. The station was part of the Century Network for over ten years until it was rebranded in 2009.The station was born as Century Radio in 1998 as the second Century station in the UK, the first being Gateshead-based 100-102 Century Radio. Owned by Border Television, the station was set up by managing director John Myers, who had also established the north east station. Like the first station, Myers also presented the breakfast show under the pseudonym Morgan.The station's launch was the subject of an episode of a BBC Two fly-on-the-wall documentary Trouble at the Top, mainly following Myers.
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Ofcom has approved various format changes for a number of radio stations owned by GMG Radio.
Real Radio in the northwest has been crowned Station of the Year in GMG Radio's annual awards ceremony.
Real Radio and Smooth Radio, who are joining together to broadcast the switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations, have attracted more acts to join Robbie Williams and Alesha Dixon. The event will now see Gabriella Cilmi, The Wanted and X Factor's Olly Murs amongst others. Read the full story at RadioToday.
The Manchester Evening News Arena celebrated its15th birthday party last night, with a multi-artist gig put together by Real Radio North West. Headline acts included Scouting for Girls, The Script, Alexandra Burke and Pixie Lott - and a surprise guest with former steward Peter Kay joining breakfast presenters Ditchy and Salty on stage.
Graeme Smith and Jude Vause-Walsh are the new hosts of breakfast at Lancashire's Rock FM. From Monday 24th May, they will replace Adam Catterall who announced he was leaving the station earlier this year. Read the full story at RadioToday. co. uk with BIONICS.