Samiksha Jaiswal

Sunset 102

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Broadcast area  Manchester
First air date  22 October 1989
Frequency  102 MHz
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 In August 1993, the station reportedly had its transmission facilities withdrawn by NTL for non-payment.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.

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

  • 808 State
  • Mike Shaft
  • DJ Leaky Fresh
  • Terry Christian
  • Liam Howlett
  • Sami B
  • DJ Stubbi
  • Paul Hollins
  • Deval
  • Greg Edwards
  • Paul Harvey
  • References

    Sunset 102 Wikipedia

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