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Pulse 2
Broadcast area Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale
Slogan "Good Times Great Music/The Greatest Hits of the 60s 70s & 80s"
Frequency 1278 kHz, 1530 kHz DAB
First air date 1 May 1989
Format Classic Hits
Audience share 6% (March 2009, [1])
Owner UTV Radio
Website Pulse 2

Pulse 2 is a United Kingdom radio station owned by UTV. It is the AM sister station of The Pulse of West Yorkshire.


The station was previously known as "Pennine Radio", "Classic Gold", "Great Yorkshire Gold", "Great Yorkshire Radio", "1278 and 1530 AM West Yorkshire", "West Yorkshire's Big AM", "Pennine's Big AM", "West Yorkshire's Classic Gold" and "Pulse Classic Gold" and under previous ownership was part of the Yorkshire Radio Network.

Since Pennine Radio was split into Pennine FM and Classic Gold the AM service broadcast to West Yorkshire has been part of a network, initially with sister stations in Hull and Sheffield, later as an independent station buying in the former GWR Classic Gold serice, later with sister stations in Stoke and Manchester, then again with the GWR/UBC Classic Gold and laterly GCap Gold network.

However on December 1st 2008 the station was re-launched as a fully local service for West Yorkshire.

Local Presenters

  • Colin Lowther
  • Marc Henry
  • Elisa Hilton
  • Chris Johnson
  • Wesley Stakes
  • Tim Thornton
  • Ian Ormondroyd


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