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105.7 Smooth Radio
Smooth Radio WM Logo.gif
Slogan Love Life. Love Music.
Frequency 105.7 MHz
First air date 26 March 2007
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 5.5% (September 2009, [1])
Owner Guardian Media Group
Website http://www.smoothradio.com

105.7 Smooth Radio is an Independent Local Radio station for the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, and replaced Saga 105.7 FM at 6am on Monday 26 March 2007. The station competes with BBC Radio 2, aiming its music at listeners aged 35+, and is part of the national Smooth Radio network, which encompasses London, the East Midlands, the North West of England and Glasgow.

As well as being carried on 105.7FM in the West Midlands, the station is also broadcast on DAB and online.

Contents

Origins

The station came into being following GMG Radio's purchase of the Saga Radio Group in December 2006, and the granting of permission from the regulator Ofcom to change the format of its Smooth FM stations in London and the North West. The decision was made to change both the Smooth FM and Saga stations to Smooth Radio and so Saga 105.7 FM was closed at 6pm on Friday 23 March 2007. This was then followed by a preview weekend for the new Smooth Radio giving listeners the chance to hear the presenters and music which would be on the new station.

Station Format

105.7 Smooth Radio plays middle-of-the-road, adult contemporary music, aimed at listeners aged 35 and over. It bears very few similarities to its predecessor and very few of the specialist shows from the Saga days have survived. Smooth's initial slogan "Your life. Your music.", which was used on Saga stations, has now been modified to "Love Life. Love Music." to enhance Smooth's promise to play the best choice of music from the last 4 decades.

The music policy at Smooth ranges from the late 60's right up to the present date, with a heavy focus on easy listening songs that you love to love.

Amongst others, Mark Goodier's Mid Morning Show, Tony Blackburn's Weekend Breakfast Show and Andy Peebles' Soul Train are simulcast from London and can be heard across the other stations in the Smooth Network. Evening and overnight shows are also simulcast with other Smooth stations. All other output is produced locally.

Smooth Crew attend local events and shows, providing a face for the station. They can regularly be seen in their Smooth's branded cars, interacting with the public and giving out Smooth merchandise. They can often be found at fetes, carnivals and shopping centres with the Smooth DJ's and live music.

Presenters and Shows

WEEKDAYS

  • 00:00 - 06:00 Glen Morris (Mon) / Steve Phillips - Smooth Overnights
  • 06:00 - 10:00 Nick Piercey - Smooth Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Mark Goodier - Smooth Mid-Mornings
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Carlos - Smooth Afternoons
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Tammy Gooding - Smooth Drive Home
  • 20:00 - 00:00 Andy Peebles - Andy Peebles' Soul Train

SATURDAY

  • 00:00 - 06:00 Glen Morris - Smooth Overnights
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Non-Stop Smooth
  • 07:00 - 10:00 Tony Blackburn - Smooth Weekend Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Carlos - Saturday Mornings
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Weekend Supplement
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Chris Best - Saturday Evenings
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dave Brown - Mowtown Show
  • 20:00 - 00:00 Andy Peebles - Soul Train

SUNDAY

  • 00:00 - 06:00 Glen Morris - Smooth Overnights
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Non-Stop Smooth
  • 07:00 - 10:00 Tony Blackburn - Smooth Weekend Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Charlie Jordan - Sunday Mornings
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Weekend Supplement
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Stuart Ellis - Sunday Afternoon
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Pete Waterman - Step Back In Time
  • 20:00 - 00:00 Tony McKenzie - Evening Show
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Other

  • Amongst others, Mark Goodier's Mid Morning Show, Tony Blackburn's Weekend Breakfast Show and Andy Peebles' Soul Train are simulcast from London and can be heard on the other stations in the Smooth Network. Evening and overnight shows are also simulcast with other Smooth stations. All other output is produced locally.
  • Smooth Crew attend local events and shows, providing a face for the station. They can regularly be seen in their Smooth's branded cars, interacting with the public and giving out Smooth merchandise. They can often be found at fetes, carnivals and shopping centres with the Smooth DJ's and live music.

News Team

Nick Quraishi
Juliet Spare

Local news is broadcast from 6am - 7pm with headlines at peak times; after 7pm a in house national bulletin is broadcast from the GMG News Hub in Manchester until midnight.

Contact

STUDIO : 0121 456 5000
TEXT : 65588
Newsdesk : 0121 452 3262
Reception : 0121 452 1057

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