Regional Radio & Television Stations

Manchester Radio Alphabetical Listing:

96.2 The Revolution
Sarah Moor Studios, Henshaw Street, Oldham OL1 3EN. Tel: 0161-621 6500. Fax: 0161 621 6521

(96.9 FM)
19 Albert Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2EQ,
Tel: 0161-248 6888. ALL FM is a community radio station broadcasting to south, east and central Manchester.

Big 1458 AM
(1458 AM)
Quay West, Trafford Wharf Road, Salford M17. Tel: 0161-607 0420.
Soft rock and easy listening music. formerly 1458 Lite AM.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2EQ.
Tels: BBC:Dock House: 0161-836 0020. Bridge House: 0161-836 0010. Quay House: 0161-836 0030.
BBC Tours: 0370 9011 227.
The BBC Broadcasting House was formerly in Oxford Road near downtown hotels where the regional headquarters for the corporation was situated. Now at MediaCity in Salford Quays. The BBC produces many local programmes here, including national and local magazine programmes as well as many childrens’ television programmes and as well as being the base for GMR Local Radio (see below).  BBC covers Premier League Football Clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and more.

Century 105
(105 FM)
Century House, Waterfront Quay, Salford M5. Tel: 0161-400 0105.

Galaxy 102
(102 FM)
Chart and self-proclaimed “Number One for Dance & R’N’B’ music.
5th Floor, The Triangle, Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4. Tel: 0161-279 0300.

Granada ITV Television Studios
Quay Street, Manchester M8. Tel: 0161-832 7211.
Granada Television has long been one of the largest and most influential of the independent television companies, producing well known and loved shows like “The Royle Family”, “Mrs Merton”, “Cracker”, “Brideshead Revisited”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “City Central” and, of course, “Coronation Street”.

Greater Manchester Radio (GMR)
(95.1 FM)
Local BBC station – easy listening music, local news, interviews, magazine programmes and documentaries. See BBC above.

Imagine FM
South Manchster-based music station.
Regent House, Heaton Lane, Stockport. Tel: 0161-609 1400.

100.4 Smooth FM
(100.4 FM)
Specialist jazz music every evening and at weekends.
8 Exchange Quay, Manchester M5 3EJ. Tel: 0845 050 1004.

Key 103
(103 FM)
Chart and dance music for the city. Includes schedules, DJ profiles, events, playlist, information for advertisers, galleries, and competitions.

Oldham FM Radio
Spindles Shopping Centre, PO Box 962, Oldham 0L1 1FE. Tel: Office – 0161-628 8787.

Magic 1152 Radio Manchester
(formerly Piccadilly Radio Limited)
Castle Quay, Castlefield, Manchester M15. Tel: 0161-288 5000.

Pride Community Radio
38 Burnside Crescent, Middleton M24. Tel: 0161-643 6266.
Community, Internet, Student and Hospital Radio for the locality – based in Middleton.

Silk FM Limited
Radio House, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6DJ.
Tel: 01625-268000 & 269000. Independent local radio station.

Tower FM Radio
The Mill, Brownlow Way, Bolton. Tel: 01204-387000.
Local Bolton-based station reprenting Bolton and Bury, now owned by The Wireless Group, who also own other local radio stations all over the UK and also operate the national commercial station Talk Sport.

Wish 102.4 FM
(FM 102.4 MHz)
Orrell Road, Orrell WN5. Tel: 01942-761024.
An Independent Local Radio Station based in Orrell, Wigan. Part of The Wireless Group, the station plays a wide range of music.

Manchester Hotels

Check our guide to Manchester Hotels.

Applications to appear on Television Gameshows

Granada Television: 
Tel: 0161-832 7211 (ask for Audience Relations).

BBC Television:

Tel: 08700-10222.

Permissions to film in Manchester

Contact the Film Office, Marketing Manchester. Tel: 0161-237 1010.

Manchester Broadcasting Services

Action Time
The Independent TV Production Company, Wrendel House,
2 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-236 8999.

Asian Sound Radio Limited
Globe House, Southall Street, Manchester M3. Tel: 0161-288 1000.

Carlton Television Limited
Brazennose House, West Brazennose Street, Manchester M2. Tel: 0161-835 8000.

Independent Television Commission
Television House, 10-12 Mount Street, Manchester M2. Tel: 0161-834 2707.

UK National Radio Tuning Frequencies

BBC Radio 1
(FM 97.6 – 99.8 MHz) . Light, popular and chart music.

BBC Radio 2
(FM 88-90 MHz) . Easy listening music and magazine programmes.

BBC Radio 3
(FM 90.2 – 92.4MHz) . “High brow” classical music, plays, features and documentaries.

BBC Radio 4
(FM 92.4 – 94.6 MHz and LW 198 KHz)
News, documentaries, plays, interviews and magazine programmes.

BBC Radio 5 
(MW 693 and 909 KHz). “Talk” radio – news, discussion, phone-ins, interviews.

Classic FM 
(FM 100-102 MHz). Non-stop 24 hr classical music programmes.

(MW 1053 & 1089 KHz)
Non-stop 24 hour sports reportage, live matches and discussion