Galaxy Radio

Galaxy Radio

Infobox Radio station
name=Galaxy Radio

frequency= DAB Digital Radio

Sky Digital: Channel 0171

Virgin Media: Channel 919
Online (Live Audio Stream)

area= Selected areas across the UK
format = Dance & R'n'B
owner = Global Radio
website = [ Galaxy FM]

Galaxy Radio is a radio station broadcasting across the United Kingdom (and Ireland Sky and DAB only) owned by Global Radio. The Galaxy Network consists of Galaxy Birmingham, Galaxy Manchester, Galaxy North East, Galaxy Yorkshire and Galaxy Scotland and Galaxy South Coast are to launch in late 2008 from where XFM Scotland (formerly Beat 106) and Power FM currently broadcasts. Galaxy Radio specialises in dance and r'n'b music. Since Friday 21st March 2008, the radio station has changed their " 'Passion for Music, Passion for Life' " strap-line slogan to " 'Love Music' ". Since Monday 28th April 2008, Galaxy has rebranded their whole radio station with a brand new layout including a fresh logo and a completely new show schedule.

Galaxy Radio History

The first Galaxy radio station, Galaxy 101, was launched in 1990 in South West England broadcasting from Bristol and was operated under the Chiltern Radio Group. Chrysalis Radio purchased the station in 1996 and in 1997 expanded the network by buying the Faze FM operated stations which were Kiss 102 in Manchester (now Galaxy Manchester) and Kiss 105 in Yorkshire (now Galaxy Yorkshire) respectively. In 1998, black community station Choice FM was acquired in Birmingham and became Galaxy Birmingham. Chrysalis Radio scored another success in 1999 with the Radio Authority's award of the North East regional licence to Galaxy North East. However, Galaxy 101's success in Bristol was starting to falter, and the station was sold to the GWR Group in 2002, becoming Vibe 101 (now Kiss 101).

With Galaxy renaming their stations in 2006 to their respective areas of Birmingham, Manchester, North East, Yorkshire and Digital, they introduced a new "Up for It" image but at the same time being a more grown-up station. This is reflective in Galaxy's demographic now increasing from the 15-29 age range to the 15-34 age range.

Galaxy Dance Anthems

Galaxy recently released the three disk box set called " 'Galaxy Dance Anthems' " featuring 50 'club classics'.

Galaxy Presenters & DJs (Past)

Alistair Whitehead
Boy George
David Morales
Paul Oakenfold
Riley & Durrant
Alex Pepper
Adil Ray
Neil Bentley
Jo Good
Paul Hayes
Slammin Boys
808 State
Ralph Lawson
Utah Saints
Wayne C MacDonald
3 Style
Lucio Buffone
Wayne C McDonald

Galaxy Presenters & DJs (Present)

Andi Durrant
Steve Sutherland
Riley & Durrant
Sacha Brooks
David Dunne
Tom Ferguson
Simon Hirst (Yorkshire only)
Dave Kelly
Jo Jo
Sarah Main
Dan O'Connell
Danny Oakes (Yorkshire only)
Ant Payne
Adele Roberts
Matt Spokes
Duncan Wallace
Sean Coleman (Birmingham only)

Chrysalis Radio Sold

On Monday 25th June 2007, it was announced that Chrysalis Radio, including the Galaxy Network, along with its sister stations The Arrow, LBC and Heart, were to be sold for £170 million to Global Radio UK by owners Chrysalis Group.

Chrysalis Radio became wholly owned by Global Radio on Monday July 30th 2007 when the transaction was completed. [ [ Chrysalis sells three radio stations] ] [ [ Global Radio ] ]

Galaxy Radio Stations

* Galaxy Digital - DAB, Sky, Cable (As Galaxy Yorkshire with UK ID's and Adverts)
* Galaxy Birmingham - 102.2 FM and DAB (West Midlands)
* Galaxy Manchester - 102.0 FM and DAB
* Galaxy North East - 105.3, 105.6, 105.8, 106.4 FM and DAB
* Galaxy Scotland - 105.7 and 106.1; Due to launch on 8 November 2008. Currently broadcasting as XFM Scotland
* Galaxy Yorkshire - 105.1, 105.6, 105.8 FM and DAB
* Galaxy South Coast - 103.2; Due to launch on 22 November 2008. Currently broadcasting as 103.2 Power FM

External Links

* [ Galaxy FM Website]


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