Pulse 2

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Pulse 2
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Broadcast area Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
Slogan "Good Times Great Music/ The Greatest Hits of the 60s 70s & 80s"/ The Greatest Hits of All Time"
Frequency MW: 1278, 1530 kHz
DAB: 11B
First air date 1 May 1989
Format Classic hits
Audience share 1.6% (December 2012, [1])
Owner UTV Radio
Sister stations Pulse 1
Website www.pulse2.co.uk

Pulse 2 is a British radio station owned by UTV Media. It is the AM sister station of Pulse 1.


The station was previously known as Pennine Radio, Classic Gold, Great Yorkshire Gold, Great Yorkshire Radio, 1278 and 1530 AM West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire's Big AM, Pennine's Big AM, West Yorkshire's Classic Gold and Pulse Classic Gold and under previous ownership was part of the Yorkshire Radio Network.

When, in 1989, Pennine Radio was split into Pennine FM and Classic Gold, the AM service became part of a network, initially with sister stations in Hull and Sheffield. In 1997, bosses decided to buy in the former GWR Classic Gold service and produced local programming at breakfast. A couple of years later, Classic Gold was dropped in favour of becoming part of the BIG AM network with sister stations in Stoke and Manchester. Shortly after, Gold reappeared, simulcasting the GWR/UBC Classic Gold and latterly GCap Gold network.

However on 1 December 2008 the station was re-launched as a fully local service for West Yorkshire and is one of the very few legacy ILR AM stations in England to be broadcasting any local programming.

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