CN Group

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This article is about the media group. For the sports car classification, see Group CN. For the Canadian corporate group, see Canadian National. For the alegra group, see CN-group. For the cyano-group, see cyanide.
CN Group
Type Holding, Limited company
Industry Media
Founded ?
Headquarters Carlisle, Cumbria
Products Broadcasting, Newspapers Magazines
Website cngroup.co.uk

The CN Group Limited is an independent local media business based in Carlisle which operates in three different media fields.

The company was formerly known as the Cumbrian Newspapers Group Ltd but changed its name to reflect the fact that is no longer primarily a newspaper publisher. One of its principal subsidiaries is still known as Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd though.

The company can trace its origins to the founding of the Carlisle Patriot newspaper in 1815 which eventually became the Cumberland News.

Radio[edit]

The CN Group owns three radio stations:

The company formerly owned the Touch Radio Network stations in the Midlands outright until selling them to Quidem in June 2009. The two exceptions to this were the Loughborough licence, Oak FM which was sold to the Lincs FM Group and the Banbury Touch FM license, which was sold to a private consortium and relaunched as Banbury Sound. It quickly became apparent that operating these licenses outside of the regional network was not a commercially sensible move. As a result, Quidem acquired Banbury Sound in 2010 and Oak FM in 2012, effectively reforming the original CN Midlands network.

It also previously owned Mid FM in Northern Ireland, relaunched as Six FM by its new owners.

They also had a shareholding in Carlisle-based CFM Radio, holding a further stake in neighbouring Border Television.

Publishing[edit]

CN Group publishes daily and weekly newspapers and magazines for Cumbria, Northumberland, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

List of CN Group Publications[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • News and Star - daily (except Fridays and Sundays) evening paper circulated in West and East Cumbria.
  • North-West Evening Mail - daily evening paper circulated in Furness and other parts of south Cumbria.
  • The Cumberland News - Weekly (Fridays) covering East Cumbria. Separate City, County and Late Final editions
  • Cumbrian Gazette - weekly freesheet. Separate editions for East and West Cumbria
  • Whitehaven News - weekly (Thursdays)
  • Times & Star - weekly (Fridays) separate Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth editions
  • Hexham Courant - weekly
  • Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser - weekly (Thursdays)
  • Advertiser - weekly freesheet covering South Cumbria

Magazines[edit]

  • Cumbrian Life - monthly
  • Carlisle Living - monthly
  • Dumfries & Galloway Life - monthly (covering Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders); formerly DGB Life, the magazine now has the subtitle 'and the Scottish Borders' to show the extent of its coverage
  • Yesterday - Cumbria and the Lake District - monthly
  • Business Gazette - monthly

Printing[edit]

CN Group prints items such as newspapers (Local & National) and magazines.

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