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Wirral Radio

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City  Leasowe
Frequency  FM: 92.1 MHz DAB: 10d
Format  Community
Broadcast area  Wirral Peninsula
First air date  1 March 2008
Owner  7 Waves Community Radio

Wirral Radio is a community radio station serving the Wirral Peninsula. The station broadcasts locally on 92.1 FM, on DAB to Merseyside, West Cheshire and North East Wales, and via the station's website.

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Overview

Originally known as 7Waves Community Radio, the station broadcast for 28 days on a Restricted Service Licence on 87.7 FM in 2003. After successfully applying for a community radio licence, 7 Waves began full-time broadcasting on 92.1 FM on 1 March 2008. The licence was extended for a further five years by OFCOM in November 2012.

7 Waves relaunched as Wirral Radio at 8am on Monday 16 June 2014, coinciding with the station's launch on DAB.

The station's studios and offices are based at the Wirral Media Centre in Leasowe.

Programming

The station's schedule consists of music and talk programming, alongside local news and sports coverage - including live match commentaries on Tranmere Rovers games - and specialist music shows during the evenings and weekends.

Local news bulletins air hourly on weekdays from 7am-6pm with a twice-nightly programme, Wirral Tonight, airing at 5pm and 6pm, extra bulletins on the half hour during breakfast and sports bulletins during lunchtime and drivetime. On Saturdays, local bulletins air hourly from 8am to 2pm.

Apart from hourly off-peak bulletins from Sky News Radio, all of Wirral Radio's output is produced and presented locally.

Notable presenters include:

  • Christopher Maloney, former X-Factor Finalist & singer.
  • Eve Woerdenwaber, Gogglebox star.
  • Kev Seed, well-known radio presenter across Merseyside.
  • Josef Hollywood, radio personality for both Wirral Radio and Surf 97.3FM, based in Florida.
  • Beverly Macca, comedian and national TV and social media personality.
  • References

    Wirral Radio Wikipedia


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