10 Facts About Bauer Radio


In early 2008, German magazine publisher Bauer bought the radio division of British company Emap, which had been established as East Midland Allied Press in 1947.

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In September 2014, Bauer announced it would be restructuring its radio portfolio as from January 2015.

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At the beginning of March 2016, Bauer Radio moved two of its stations, Planet Rock and Absolute 80s, from Digital One onto the Sound Digital multiplex, reducing the availability of these stations .

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On 6 May 2016, Bauer announced it had bought Midlands radio group Orion Media for an undisclosed fee, reportedly between £40 and £50 million.

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On 16 August 2018, Bauer Radio announced that it had bought Jazz FM for an undisclosed sum.

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In February 2019, Bauer Radio purchased Lincs FM Group, Celador and the local stations owned by Wireless Group and the following month Bauer Radio purchased the ten FM stations owned by UKRD.

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Bauer Radio's wholly owned digital multiplexes are primarily located in areas where the firm operates local FM stations; the original group of Bauer Radio DAB multiplexes are located in the following areas:.

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Bauer Radio owned 30 per cent of the UTV-Bauer Radio venture, but sold its stake in November 2013.

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Now wholly owned by Bauer Radio following the sale of the Wireless local stations in 2019.

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Bauer Radio Media confirmed that no company within the Group would conduct a balloon release in the future.

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