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Broadcast area
Greater Belfast

Wireless Group

First air date
14 November 2005

105.8 MHz Freeview: 726 (Northern Ireland only)

Soft AC/Oldies/Easy listening

Audience share
11.0% (September 2016, [1])

U105 is a Belfast based radio station, providing a mix of music and speech as well as hourly news bulletins. It is owned by Wireless Group and was launched at 6am on Monday 14 November 2005.


U105 broadcasts on 105.8 FM in Belfast and surrounding area, from the Black Mountain transmitting station, located a few miles to the west of Belfast. UTV Media broadcasts the radio station throughout Northern Ireland on its chunk of Freeview's Multiplex 2 (which it shares with Channel 4 and Teletext). It also broadcasts livestream via the Internet.

U105 is also home to some of the most experienced and popular presenters in Northern Ireland, Maurice Jay, (Pleasuredome Musician), Jerry Lang (Biggest Jukebox in The World), Johnny Hero, (Glam Slam singer as well!), Frank Mitchell, (Weatherman extroadinaire), Carolyn Stewart, plus the many excellent presenters who provide a wide range of specialist shows.



  • Johnny Hero (John Cullen)
  • Frank Mitchell
  • Carolyn Stewart
  • Maurice Jay
  • Jerry Lang
  • David Johnson
  • Ivan Martin
  • Linda Cullen
  • Rick Nugent
  • Stephen Woods
  • Paul McKenna
  • Denise Watson (Relief)
  • News Readers

  • Shauna McKeown
  • Louise Small
  • Ricky Thompson
  • Paul Cromie
  • Fionnuala O'Connell
  • Sport Presenters

  • Colm McAlinden
  • Christopher Brennan
  • Denise Watson
  • Schedule of Programmes

    Monday to Friday

  • 6am - U105 Breakfast with Maurice Jay
  • 9am - Frank Mitchell Phone-In with Frank Mitchell - "Listening to U"
  • 12pm - U105 Lunchtime Bistro with Carolyn Stewart
  • 3pm - U105 Drive with Johnny Hero (including The Golden Years)
  • 7pm - Jerry's Jukebox with Jerry Lang
  • 11pm - U105 Night-Time Live with Linda Cullen (Monday & Tuesday) & Rick Nugent (Wednesday to Friday)
  • 3am - Non-Stop Music
  • Saturday

  • 7am - U105 Saturday Breakfast with Stephen Woods
  • 10am - Jerry's Weekend Jukebox with Jerry Lang
  • 2pm - Saturday Selection with David Johnson
  • 6pm - Saturday Night House Party with Carolyn Stewart
  • 10pm - Saturday Late with Linda Cullen.
  • 2am - Non-Stop Music
  • Sunday

  • 7am - U105 Sunday Breakfast with Stephen Woods
  • 10am - Ivan's Sunday Brunch with Ivan Martin
  • 2pm - Not the Top 40 with David Johnson
  • 6pm - Sunday Best with Linda Cullen
  • 10pm - Easy Sunday / Manic Monday's with Paul McKenna
  • 2am - Non-Stop Music
  • References

    U105 Wikipedia