Sunset 102

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Sunset 102
Broadcast area Manchester
Frequency 102 MHz
First air date 22 October 1989
Format Dance

Sunset 102 was the first Incremental radio station, a new type of station licensed by the Independent Broadcasting Authority back in 1989.


Manchester dance station Sunset 102 went into liquidation in October 1993. In May of the same year, the Radio Authority made a decision to prematurely terminate Sunset's licence, apparently accusing the station of providing inaccurate information about its financial and management affairs. In August 1993, the station reportedly had its transmission facilities withdrawn by NTL for non-payment. Following a brief return to the air, the liquidator was called in and the station fell silent. The liquidator was later to re-apply on behalf of Sunset Radio for its re-advertised licence. Faze FM won the re-advertised licence with another dance format. Faze used the name Kiss 102 for their station which they licensed from London station Kiss 100. It was later sold to Chrysalis Radio and re-branded to Galaxy 102. Their owners were then bought by Global Radio and the station became part of the Galaxy Network which broadcasts very little local output.[1]

On 3 January 2011 The Galaxy Network along with Global Radio's Hit Music and several other stations were all re-branded to form The Capital FM Network. Other than the daily breakfast and weekday drivetime shows, the majority of Capital's London-based output is networked.


At 7am on Monday 12 October 2015 the station relaunched as The New Sunset Radio streaming on the internet and DAB Digital radio, in the Manchester area, as part of a 9-month trial that includes several other stations.

The output is similar with many of the original DJs including Mike Shaft, Steve Quirk, Audrey Hall and Colin Curtis.

Sunset DJs/presenters[edit]


  1. ^ "A Guide to stations off the air: Why do commercial radio stations stop broadcasting?". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Reference to Terry Christian's involvement". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Reference to Liam Howlett's involvement". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Reference to Sami B and DJ Stubbi's involvement". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Reference to Deval's involvement". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

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