Time 106.6

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Time 106.6
TIME106FM logo.jpg
Broadcast area East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and the Heathrow area of London
Frequency 106.6 MHz
First air date May 21, 1993
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 2.2% (September 2013, Rajar)
Owner lyca Media II

Time 106.6 is a local radio station for East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and the Heathrow area of London. The station plays a variety of music from the latest songs to music from the 80s, 90s and 00s from various genres. The station strapline is "All Time Favourites". The station is available on FM on 106.6 MHz in the broadcast area and online via their website.

History[edit]

The station launched as Star FM in 1993 (later one of six local stations owned by the UKRD Group to be branded under the 'Star' name), managed by Valerie Handley. Originally it was known as Star 101.6 before becoming Star 106.6. It was based in Slough's Observatory Shopping Centre in studios located on the first floor above Primark.

Star FM was sold to the London Media Company in May 2006, a subdivision of the Sunrise Radio Group, owners of Sunrise Radio, who rebranded the station into Time 106.6, in line with three other Sunrise-owned stations in Romford, Bexleyheath and Lewisham. It operated out of studios at Radio House in Southall during this time.

In January 2014, Time 106.6 and its sister stations entered Administration, and were acquired for an estimated £2m on 4 February 2014 by Lyca Media II Ltd, a subdivision of Lycamobile.[1] The station has retained its branding as 'Time 106.6FM'.

Time 106.6 is currently broadcasting from a temporary studio while new studios are being built at a yet unknown location, near Slough. Sister radio stations formally known as Sunrise Radio and Kismat Radio are currently known as Radio 1458 & Radio 1035, respectively, are broadcasting from studios in South London.

Programming[edit]

Time 106.6 currently broadcasts live output from 4am to 12am. Travel data is sourced from INRIX whilst News programming is sourced from the Sky News Centre.

Presenters[edit]

  • Matt Rockley - Breakfast Show
  • Paul Owens - Daytime
  • Richard Linton - Drivetime
  • Gary Elsdon - Saturday breakfast
  • Philip Chryssikos - Saturday mid-morning
  • Tony Fatania - Saturday Sportszone
  • Steve Dean - Sunday Brunch
  • Nick Brickell - Sunday afternoon

Performance[edit]

Audience data for period ending December 2013 TSA: This radio station broadcast to a survey area of 303,000 adults (aged 15+). Reach: It was listened to by 22,000 people (7.0%) each week. Hours: Each listener tuned in for 4.4 hours per week - a total of 96,000. Share: In its area, it had a 1.9% market share.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baddhan, Raj (4 February 2014). "Administrators confirm Sunrise Radio sale to Lyca". bizAsia. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′30″N 0°35′18″W / 51.50833°N 0.58833°W / 51.50833; -0.58833