Kiss 105

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Kiss 105
Broadcast area Yorkshire, England
Frequency 105.1 MHz
105.6 MHz (Sheffield & Bradford)
105.8 MHz (Humberside)
First air date 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14)
Format Dance
Language(s) English
Transmitter coordinates 53°47′59″N 1°33′23″W / 53.79981°N 1.55645°W / 53.79981; -1.55645
Owner Faze FM
Sister stations Kiss 102 (Manchester)

Kiss 105 was a dance music radio station based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It was part of a new breed of regional radio stations as opposed to independent local radio.

History[edit]

The station was launched at 01:05pm, 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14T01:05pm), which was also Valentine's Day, after its parent company, Faze FM won the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Radio licence. Faze already operated Kiss 102 in Manchester. EMAP who owned London's Kiss 100 gave Faze permission to license the name.

Later in 1997, both stations were sold to Chrysalis Radio who then rebranded the stations as Galaxy 105 as the brand licence required them to relinquish the name.

Technical[edit]

A total of four transmitters were used to cover the whole of Yorkshire. North Humberside is served by 105.8, Sheffield by 105.6, Bradford by 105.6 and a general Yorkshire transmitter on 105.1 FM. The studios were based at Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Park Lane in Leeds, West Yorkshire and are still used for Capital Yorkshire. Some of the programmes were shared with the Manchester station.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of radio in Yorkshire". Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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