Mix 96 (Aylesbury)

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Coordinates: 51°48′57″N 0°48′50″W / 51.8158°N 0.8138°W / 51.8158; -0.8138

Mix 96
Mix96 logo.png
City of license Aylesbury
Broadcast area Buckinghamshire
Slogan Bucks Best Mix of Music
Frequency 96.2 FM, mobile and online
First air date 15 April 1994
Format Hot AC
Language(s) English
Audience share 12.1% (December 2013, RAJAR)
Owner The Local Radio Company
(UKRD Group)
Webcast [1]
Website www.mix96.co.uk

Mix 96 is the Independent Local Radio station for the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

Launched on 15th April 1994 broadcasting on 96.2FM, it was the first radio station to gain a permanent licence to serve Aylesbury and the surrounding towns including Thame, Princes Risborough, Tring and Leighton Buzzard. The launch slogan was 'Bucks Best Music' but the station now uses the strapline "Bucks Best Mix of Music". The first song to be played on the radio station was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA, played at 7:45am on the opening morning, 15th April 1994.[1]

Originally an independent, it was solely owned by local group Bucks Broadcasting Ltd. The original Chairman of Mix 96 was Richard Morris-Adams, Managing Director was Mark Flanagan, Sales Director was Erika Sorby-Firth and the Programme Controller was Keri Jones. In 1995 Erika Sorby-Firth took on the role of MD until Bucks Broadcasting was divested to Radio Investments in 2011. The current Managing Director is Max Hailey who returned to the radio station in 2013.

The group invested in a number of stations throughout the UK including The Bear 102, in Stratford-upon-Avon, 107.7 The Wolf in Wolverhampton, Arrow FM in Hastings and Surf 107 in Brighton.

Fox FM increased their shareholding in Bucks Broadcasting, and were themselves wholly acquired by Capital Radio plc, leading the company to become part of Capital until they were divested to Radio Investments (later known as The Local Radio Company).

The latest audience listening figures show that Mix 96 has a weekly reach of 34% (42,800).

Mix 96 is part of the UKRD Group.

It celebrated its 20th birthday on 15th April 2014.[2]

Present format[edit]

Its playlist is a mix of contemporary and new hits. Local and national news, weather and travel are provided locally from 6am to 6pm, with news bulletins from the Sky News Centre from 7pm to 5am. 'What's On', events and local charity information for Bucks feature prominently.

The current presenters are Darren Scott, Katy Brown, Nathan Cooper, George Kay and Emily Chiswell. Andy Green is often heard when presenters are on holiday. Newsreaders include Chris Maskery (News Editor/Breakfast) and Dan Gooding (Drive time).

Time Show and Details Presenter
0000 More Music Mix
0600 Darren and Katy at Breakfast Darren Scott & Katy Brown
0900 The Mystery Years Darren Scott
1000 Daytime on Mix96 Nathan Cooper
1400 The Oldies Hour
1500 Drivetime George Kay
1900 More Music Mix

Saturday

Time Show and Details
0000 More Music Mix
0800 George Kay
1200 Katy Brown
1600 More Music Mix
1900 Saturday Night Party
2200 MIX Music

Sunday

Time Show and Details
0000 More Music Mix
0800 George Kay
1200 Emily Chiswell
1600 More Music Weekend
1900 The Evening Show
2200 More Music Mix

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mix96.co.uk/20th-birthday.php
  2. ^ http://www.mix96.co.uk/20th-birthday.php

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