Radio Wave 96.5

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Radio Wave 96.5 is a maverick regional radio outlet that is basically British-based. It is permitted to operate in areas of Blackpool and the Fylde coast region. Wireless Group possesses and controls the station.

About Radio Wave 96.5

Bauer founded it in 1992, and it also made its first debut transmission on air. It airs the radio transmissions from the Layton region in Blackpool through specialized equipment and technology. It merged and collaborated with Greatest Hits Radio due to re-align in 2020 September.

Radio Wave 96.5


John Barnett initiated the request for a maverick radio outlet and permission from the radio industry in 1992. The first show carried on the station was The Best. It was recognized by RAJAR and awarded as the most listened to radio platform of the market in 1996, just four years after its launch. It competed with 14 other radio outlets and stood first and competed BBC Radio with a great margin.

Technical Details

The station airs signals from a specially designed transmitter fixed on top of Blackpool Spire. The radio transmissions are carried from offices present on Mowbray Drive in the city.


Radio Wave airs news feeds from its area of coverage. It carries breaking news and headlines to the viewers. Moreover, it shows a breakfast program and a nighttime-slot drivetime program.

Weekdays Programs
Greatest Hits at Breakfast
Now! That’s What I Call A Chart Show
Greatest Hits Superstars
The rhythm of The Night

Weekend Programs
Music Marathon
Christmas Party Anthems
America’s Greatest Hits
The House Party
Boogie Nights

The popular presenters are Ian Shepherd, Roy Lynch, Elliot Holman, Travis Mitchell. The Chief Executive is Paul Keenan. Sarah Vickery is the strategy director of this FM.

Contact Details

Address: 965 Mowbray Drive, Blackpool, FY3 7JR
Phone: +44 1253 304965
Official Website:

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