Global, the Media & Entertainment group, has today launched two new radio stations – Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria and Smooth Lake District – introducing two of the UK’s most popular radio brands to new listeners in the North West of England.
Heart is the home of feel good music and the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand with 9.2 million listeners every week. Smooth plays a relaxing mix of songs that its 5.5 million listeners know and love.
Starting today, Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria will bring listeners music from artists such as Ed Sheeran, P!NK and Bruno Mars as well as a fresh line-up of presenters, and the latest local and national news and travel.
Danny Matthews will kick-start the day with Heart Breakfast every weekday from 6am-10am. Chris Kirk will present the drive time show weekdays from 4pm-7pm and Saturday breakfast from 6am-10am. Every Sunday from 12pm Alex Cribb will host a new weekend show. Listeners will also be able to enjoy shows from some of nation’s most popular presenters including Emma Bunton, Rochelle Humes, Emma Willis and Stephen Mulhern.
Smooth Lake District also launched today, providing listeners with a relaxing mix of songs from iconic artists such as Adele, Robbie Williams and George Michael.
John Pye will provide the perfect wake-up call for listeners from 6am-10am on Smooth Breakfast, Tim Littlechild will host the Smooth Drive Home from 4pm-7pm and Paul Jordan will host his own weekend show from 2-6pm every Saturday and Sunday. They’re joining a stellar presenter line-up on Smooth, which includes Myleene Klass and Kate Garraway.
Ashley Tabor OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, said: “We’re excited to welcome new listeners from across the North West to Heart and Smooth. From today we’ll be bringing the best music, news and entertainment to the area, continuing our strategy of national brands delivered locally and building on the fantastic local stations that we’ve been lucky enough to recently inherit.”
All Global’s brands are available in its new world class app, the Global Player, available in the App store for iOS and Apple TV, and the Google Play store for Android.