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 I love this station
Frequency FM: 106.5, 107.1, 107.2, 107.4, 107.7 MHz
First air date 26 March 2012
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 2.7% (September 2014, RAJAR)
Owner UTV Radio

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.


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]


Local programming is produced and broadcast from Signal 107's Wolverhampton studios from 6am-7pm on weekdays, 6am-6pm on Saturdays and 8am-12pm on Sundays. Networked programming originates from UTV's Signal Radio studios in Stoke-on-Trent. The Vodafone Big Top 40 is produced by Global Radio at its Capital studios in London for broadcast on 145 commercial radio stations in the UK.

The station's local presenters are Richie Pearson (weekday breakfast), Tim Haycock, Niel Jackson (The Home Run) and Dicky Dodd.[4]

News and Sport[edit]

Signal 107 broadcasts local news bulletins hourly from 6am to 6am on weekdays, from 7am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 8am to 12pm on Sundays. Headlines are broadcast on the half hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows.[5] The station also simulcasts hourly Sky News Radio bulletins at all other times.

As of the 2015-16 season, Signal 107 also broadcasts live football commentaries of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. league and league cup matches[6] as part of a three-year commercial partnership deal. Match coverage airs on 107.7 and 107.4 FM in Wolverhampton and Telford only, with regular programming continuing on all other frequencies.


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