Signal 107

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Signal 107
Signal 107 logo.png
City of license Wolverhampton
Broadcast area Wolverhampton, North and Central Shropshire, North Worcestershire
Slogan Today's Best Mix
Frequency 106.5, 107.1, 107.2, 107.4, and 107.7 MHz
First air date 26 March 2012
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 1.5%
Owner UTV Radio (UTV Media)
Website Signal 107 Website

Signal 107 is an Independent Local Radio station serving Wolverhampton and surrounding areas, north and central Shropshire and north Worcestershire. The station, owned and operated by UTV Radio, launched on Monday 26 March 2012 as a result of the merger of three stations - The Wolf, The Severn and The Wyre.

History[edit]

Signal 107 originally broadcast as four stations - The Wolf began broadcasting to Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas from its Mander House studios in the city on 7 October 1997 while Telford FM launched in the Telford and Wrekin area on 3 May 1999. The Wyre started broadcasts in Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport-on-Severn, Stourbridge and Bromsgrove on 12 September 2005, followed by The Severn in Shrewsbury and Oswestry on 18 September 2006, initially providing separate programming services for north and central Shropshire.

Telford FM, The Wyre and The Severn were owned and operated by the Midlands News Association. The three stations were co-located at Telford FM's studios in 2009 following permission from OFCOM. On 20 September 2010, the Telford station was rebranded as The Severn and allowed to share all programming with the Shrewsbury/Oswestry station. In November 2011, the station's owners announced that the stations would be closed unless a buyer could be found.[1]

On 3 February 2012, The Wyre and The Severn were both acquired by UTV Media, which had owned The Wolf since a buyout from The Wirless Group in mid-2005. Live programming ended on the same day on both former MNA stations.[2] All three stations merged and rebranded as Signal 107 at midday on Monday 26 March 2012.[3]

Programming[edit]

Signal 107 broadcasts local programming between 6am and 7pm. At other times, programming is networked along with the rest of the UTV network from the studios of Signal 1 in Stoke-on-Trent. The Vodafone Big Top 40 on a Sunday is produced by Global Radio and is broadcast from its studios in Leicester Square, London.

Presenters[edit]

Syndicated presenters

References[edit]

  1. ^ Severn and Wyre to close next month, Radio Today, 30 November 2011
  2. ^ "Wyre and Severn sold to UTV Media". Radio Today. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ The Wolf, Wyre, Severn become Signal, Radio Today, 7 February 2012

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