|Broadcast area||Greater Manchester|
|Frequency||97. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. 7 MHz|
|First air date||15th March 2006|
|Audience share||1. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of 7% (September 2007, )|
Xfm Manchester is a commercial radio station broadcasting "alternative" music to Manchester in North West England. Global Radio Group is a UK radio company Senior personnel include Charles Allen, Richard Park and Ashley Tabor A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England.
It builds on the brand and format established by Xfm London. Xfm London is a commercial Radio station in the United Kingdom. Some programming is shared but the majority is produced specifically for Manchester.
The station launched at 8am on Wednesday 15th of March 2006 - the first song to be played was the iconic Manchester anthem "I am the Resurrection" by The Stone Roses, followed by "Song 2" by Blur. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Stone Roses were an English Alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984 Blur are an English Alternative rock band that formed in London in 1989
Many presenters were formerly members of iconic Manchester bands and institutions. These include the Inspiral Carpets' keyboard player Clint Boon, The Smiths' bass player Andy Rourke, Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, and the Hacienda's Dave Haslam. Inspiral Carpets are an Indie rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert and Stephen Holt in 1986 Clinton David Boon (born 28 June 1959, Oldham, Lancashire, England) is a Musician. The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982 Andy Rourke (born Andrew Michael Rourke 17 January 1964, in Manchester, England) is a Bass guitarist best known for being a former Factory Records was a Manchester based British Independent record label, started in 1978, which featured several prominent musical acts on its Anthony Howard Wilson (20 February 1950 &ndash 10 August 2007 was an English Record label owner radio presenter TV show host Nightclub manager Impresario Fac 51 Haçienda (better known simply as The Haçienda) was a Nightclub and Music venue in Manchester, England. Elbow's Guy Garvey is the only presenter to still be a member of his most famous band. Elbow are a Nationwide Mercury Prize winning English Alternative rock band Guy Edward John Patrick Garvey (born 6 March 1974, in Bury, Lancashire, England) is the Singer / Guitarist for DJs Adam Cole, Gareth Brooks, Mark Kaye and comedian Paul Tonkinson completed the initial presenter line-up. Paul Tonkinson, born Scarborough (nicknamed Tonky is a radio presenter and television personality from Yorkshire, England.
Long-time local radio presenter Terry Christian was cited in the licence application document alongside Boon but he remains at the relaunched BBC Radio Manchester. Terry Christian (born 8 May, is a British [[radio] and former TV presenter notable for presenting Channel 4 's controversial and ground-breaking television
Xfm's newly built studios are actually based in Salford, at Exchange Quay. Salford lies at the heart of the City of Salford, a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. They previously shared with GMG station Century 105.4, and did so for just over a year since the disposal of the Century brand by GCapMedia. GMG Radio is the radio division of the Guardian Media Group. The group is based in Laser House Salford Quays in Manchester along with Century Radio 
Their 1 kW transmitter is located on the roof of City Tower, formerly known as the Sunley Building, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre. The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. City Tower, (formerly known as the Sunley Building) is a 30 storey office block situated at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, England. Piccadilly Gardens is a green space in Manchester city centre, England, situated at one end of Market Street (a busy shopping area and on the This is in the same location as that of another Manchester radio station, Galaxy. Galaxy is a local Radio station owned by the Global Radio UK as part of its Galaxy Network specialising in Dance music and R'n'B However, Xfm Manchester covers a slightly smaller area, with coverage particularly limited in parts of North Manchester. Xfm's expected service area encompasses around 2 million people.
In May 2007 the parent company of XFM, GCap Media, now Global Radio, announced that they would be removing all presenters from the daytime (10am-4pm) lineup and replacing them with a fully interactive show, incorporating listener requests via the website and phone in, 'vox-pops', live music and entertainment news. GCap Media was a British commercial radio company formed from the merger of the Capital Radio Group and GWR Group Global Radio Group is a UK radio company Senior personnel include Charles Allen, Richard Park and Ashley Tabor . This show, named Xu was officially launched on air at 10am, Tuesday the 29th of May.
On 11 February 2008 GCap Media, now Global Radio, announced that they would be selling the analogue license for the station. GCap Media was a British commercial radio company formed from the merger of the Capital Radio Group and GWR Group Global Radio Group is a UK radio company Senior personnel include Charles Allen, Richard Park and Ashley Tabor Since the successful bid made by Global Radio, however, GCap have since decided to maintain the licence alongside that of Xfm Scotland.
In May 2008 it was announced that the Xu programme was to be dropped in favour of networking more shows from Xfm London. Currently, twelve hours of networked programming exist in the weekday schedule, and a number of other shows are broadcast from Xfm London and Xfm Scotland at the weekend.
Xfm Manchester was awarded an FM radio licence on June 9, 2005. Mike McClean is a British Television presenter and actor most famous for being a roving reporter on Richard & Judy and The Big Breakfast Clinton David Boon (born 28 June 1959, Oldham, Lancashire, England) is a Musician. John Kennedy, is a radio and club DJ who presents on London radio station XFM, between 10pm and 1am Monday-Thursdays Eddy Temple-Morris is a DJ, Record producer and TV Presenter. Daniel Wallace or Danny Wallace may refer to the following people Daniel Wallace (author, American author of the novel Big Fish Steve Harris may refer to Steve Harris (musician (born 1956 founding member and bassist of the band Iron Maiden Steve Harris (actor Dave Haslam is an author and DJ Originally from Moseley Birmingham and educated at King Edward's School Birmingham, where the rumours were that Toyah Willcox was Gareth Brooks (born February 28, 1979 in Christchurch) is a Field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the Andy Rourke (born Andrew Michael Rourke 17 January 1964, in Manchester, England) is a Bass guitarist best known for being a former Guy Edward John Patrick Garvey (born 6 March 1974, in Bury, Lancashire, England) is the Singer / Guitarist for Russ Winstanley is an English DJ, originating from Beech Hill a suburb of Wigan, Lancashire, England Anthony Howard Wilson (20 February 1950 &ndash 10 August 2007 was an English Record label owner radio presenter TV show host Nightclub manager Impresario Mick Rock is a photographer best known for his iconic shots of 1970s Glam rock icons such as Queen, David Bowie Lauren Laverne (born Lauren Cecilia Gofton on 28 April 1978 in Sunderland, United Kingdom) is a Disc jockey, Michael John Sweeney (born July 22, 1973 in Orange California) is a First baseman and Designated hitter in Major League Jason Manford (born May 26 1981 Salford, Greater Manchester) is an English Writer, Comedian, Actor and Paul Tonkinson, born Scarborough (nicknamed Tonky is a radio presenter and television personality from Yorkshire, England. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The channel was chosen over other rock station formats such as The Arrow, Virgin Radio Classic Rock, Kerrang! Radio and sister channel The Storm (which has since closed down). Not to be confused with Hastings 's based Radio station 1078 Arrow FM The Arrow is a British digital Kerrang! Radio is a specialist Rock music radio station broadcasting to the West Midlands in England. The Storm was a Digital -only modern Rock music radio station broadcasting in parts of Central and Southern UK, and owned by GCap Media.
On February 20, 2006, Xfm Manchester commenced sporadic technical tests (consisting of a playlist of songs chosen to appeal to its audience) prior to its launch on 15th March 2006. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
XFM Manchester acquired the rights from 105.4 Century FM to broadcast commentary from all Manchester United games  which is a diversion from its usual music programming.