|104. 9 Imagine FM|
|Broadcast area||South Manchester|
|Frequency||104. Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. 9 MHz|
|First air date||February 17, 1990|
|Audience share||3. Events 1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt. 1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. 4% (September 2007, )|
Imagine FM is an Independent Local Radio station run by UTV Radio which broadcasts to Stockport and the immediate surrounding area, just south of Manchester in the north west of England. UTV Radio is a UK media company and owner of several Radio stations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Independent Local Radio UTV Radio is a UK media company and owner of several Radio stations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
The station began its life as KFM, initially an unlicensed local radio station based in Stockport and broadcasting to the South Manchester/North Cheshire area on 94. This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. 2 mHz and then on 1017 kHz.
KFM ran during the 1980s and then relaunched legitimately as one of the first 'incremental' local commercial stations in 1990. It was set up to provide more localised and specialised programming.
Stoke-on-Trent based Signal Radio assumed control of the station, following difficulties in its latter incarnation, and KFM became memorable almost solely for its 7:00 p. Stoke-on-Trent ( often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England which forms a linear Conurbation almost 12 miles (19 Signal One is an Independent Local Radio station broadcasting from studios in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent to Staffordshire and Cheshire m. - 1:00 a. m. 'Night-time KFM' output. This combined local and global cutting edge Indie music with unorthodox and innovative DJing.
Presenters on air at this time include Craig Cash, Caroline Aherne , Jon Ronson, Terry Christian  and Neil Cossar, all of which have all gone on to forge successful careers in the media and performing arts. Craig Cash (born 1960 in Stockport, Cheshire) is a popular English comedy Writer and Performer. Caroline Aherne (born 24 December 1963 in Ealing, London) is an English Comedian, Writer and Actress Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Cardiff -born journalist author Documentary filmmaker and radio presenter Terry Christian (born 8 May, is a British [[radio] and former TV presenter notable for presenting Channel 4 's controversial and ground-breaking television Neil Cossar is a British Disc jockey and former professional Guitarist.
KFM was succeeded by Signal Cheshire.
In 1990 a new service was launched, in Cheshire, on 96. 4 FM called Echo 96. In 1991 this was renamed Signal Cheshire upon the acquisition of the KFM 104. 9 transmitter. Based in Stockport, 'Signal Cheshire' targeted the surrounding area of South Manchester and much of Cheshire, opting into networked programming from the Stoke-on-Trent site by night. In what may have been confusing at the time, that station adopted further changes of identity in 1997, referred to as Signal FM, Signal 104. 9/96. 4, or Signal 105.
In 2000, Imagine FM became the new rebranded service on 104. 9 and 96. 4, however, and when the 104. 9 frequency was readvertised, then owners of both stations The Wireless Group decided that the 96. 4 transmitter should return to Signal One.
It uses the tag line 'playing only the songs you love' and bases much of the music on audience feedback. It also prides itself on updating the area on local news and sport.
The transmitter is at Romiley near the Manchester-Sheffield railway line. Romiley is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The Hope Valley Line is a Railway line in England linking Sheffield with Manchester.