Years after it last broadcast, Red Rose Radio was back in 2022, and is now available on UK Radio Portal.
The station, which has been revived by former presenter Rob Charles, is also available on DAB and online.
“It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point”, said Rob, “but the feedback that we’ve got is unbelievable. We’ve had people from all over Lancashire, Cheshire, even Mexico listening, and so many people sending in messages on whatsapp. It’s very humbling.”
Red Rose Radio launched in 1982 and split into Red Rose Gold and Red Rose Rock FM in 1990, but Red Rose Gold became Magic/RockFM2/GHR and Red Rose Rock FM changed to Rock FM.
Rob himself began working on Rock FM in 1992 and Red Rose in 1998, before its name changed to Red Rose Gold, Magic 999 and then later became Greatest Hits Lancashire.
All of the presenters are broadcasting from their homes, thanks to advances in small-scale DAB technology. But with years of experience, the production is slick, with hosts of advertisers coming on board to sustain the commercial station.
Red Rose Radio is now available across the Granada coverage area via UK Radio Portal.