Radio City 101.6

City FM 106.1 Real Radio XS is a radio station based in Salford, Greater Manchester broadcasting a variety of peak-time news, rock music and talk output. It now forms part of Real Radio XS.
On 25 June 2012 it was announced Global Radio had bought GMG Radio, however the former will continue to operate separately until a regulatory review is carried out, the future of Real Radio XS is unknown.
The station began test transmissions as 106.1 Rock Radio on FM on 10 April 2008. The transmitter is on top of the City Tower (the former Sunley Building) in Piccadilly in Manchester, the same place as 102 Capital FM and XFM's transmitter and all 3 services share the same broadcast antenna system which is located on the centre transmission tower and is illuminated with red Aircraft warning lights at night.

The station organised a 'Free one day festival' to promote its launch, this was held at Cathedral Gardens, with headlining bands Bad Company and Gun with support acts Salford Jets, Letz Zep and Mercury. The performances started at 1:00pm with a countdown to 6:00pm when the station went live. The first voice heard on Rock Radio was the mid-morning presenter Moose.
Due to the mix of output, the original application was made under the name Rock Talk. The license competition included bids by existing licence holders Chrysalis and Emap as well as a number by smaller local groups.[3] Chrysalis Radio's managing director expressed his surprise that the talk/rock hybrid won in preference to a dedicated talk or rock station, both of which had been offered by his group.
Following the award, a decision has been made to position the station as a sister to the newly relaunched Scottish station 96.3 Rock Radio.
The then parent company GMG owns the local newspaper Manchester Evening News, a series of local newspapers, a city-wide terrestrial and national satellite TV station Channel M and the two regional licences for North West - Real Radio (North West) and Smooth Radio.
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City FM 106.1 Real Radio XS is a radio station based in Salford, Greater Manchester broadcasting a variety of peak-time news, rock music and talk output. It now forms part of Real Radio XS.
On 25 June 2012 it was announced Global Radio had bought GMG Radio, however the former will continue to operate separately until a regulatory review is carried out, the future of Real Radio XS is unknown.
The station began test transmissions as 106.1 Rock Radio on FM on 10 April 2008. The transmitter is on top of the City Tower (the former Sunley Building) in Piccadilly in Manchester, the same place as 102 Capital FM and XFM's transmitter and all 3 services share the same broadcast antenna system which is located on the centre transmission tower and is illuminated with red Aircraft warning lights at night.

The station organised a 'Free one day festival' to promote its launch, this was held at Cathedral Gardens, with headlining bands Bad Company and Gun with support acts Salford Jets, Letz Zep and Mercury. The performances started at 1:00pm with a countdown to 6:00pm when the station went live. The first voice heard on Rock Radio was the mid-morning presenter Moose.
Due to the mix of output, the original application was made under the name Rock Talk. The license competition included bids by existing licence holders Chrysalis and Emap as well as a number by smaller local groups.[3] Chrysalis Radio's managing director expressed his surprise that the talk/rock hybrid won in preference to a dedicated talk or rock station, both of which had been offered by his group.
Following the award, a decision has been made to position the station as a sister to the newly relaunched Scottish station 96.3 Rock Radio.
The then parent company GMG owns the local newspaper Manchester Evening News, a series of local newspapers, a city-wide terrestrial and national satellite TV station Channel M and the two regional licences for North West - Real Radio (North West) and Smooth Radio.