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Not to be confused with Arrow Classic Rock from Holland or the Hastings-based radio station '107.8 Arrow FM'.
The Arrow - Rock
The Arrow Logo.png
Broadcast area UK
Slogan All Rock Radio
Frequency DAB Multiplexes:

Bauer Humberside
Bauer Leeds
Bauer South Yorkshire
MXR North East
MXR North West
MXR Severn Estuary
MXR West Midlands
MXR West & Wales

and online
Format Rock music
Audience share 0.1% (March 2008, [1])
Owner Global Radio

The Arrow is a British digital radio station playing pop and the softer end of rock music. It broadcasts on DAB Digital Radio (in selected UK areas). It is also broadcast on Tiscali TV and streamed online. The station is operated by Global Radio; prior to Global's formation it was owned by their predecessor Chrysalis Radio.


Cuts and reductions

The Arrow was at one point presenter-led, with programmes hosted by DJs (though usually voicetracked rather than live). There were also hourly news bulletins and the ability to opt-out for local travel bulletins. The news, travel and on-air presenters have now been removed, with the station switching to non-stop music.

The Arrow has since been removed from several of the platforms it broadcast on, though it remains on air in those which remain.

In May 2008, The Arrow ceased broadcasting on London's DRG digital radio multiplex. A portion of the Arrow's space, along with a smaller slot that was previously used by Bauer Group's Smash Hits! Radio, was reused to launch Bauer-owned alternative/rock station Q Radio onto the DRG multiplex.

The Arrow was removed from Virgin Media channel 921 on 21 June 2009 and Sky Digital channel 0161 on 22 June 2009.

In February 2009, The Arrow was removed from the Switch Scotland regional DAB service, and replaced by Gold.[1]

In Yorkshire, the station is expected to move from the regional DAB multiplex shortly and will move to local multiplexes; the move is to make way for Xfm London, which is moving in the other direction.[2] An exact date for the switch is not known, but it is expected to take place during the last quarter of 2009.

Many of these changes have come about as part of Global rearranging its digital assets following their acquisition of GCap Media; Global have also made changes to the distribution and availability of other stations in their portfolio, including Galaxy, Heart, Chill, Xfm and Gold since the merger.

DAB Digital Radio multiplexes


Former multiplexes


On the 25th June 2007 it was announced that The Arrow along with its sister stations Heart, LBC and Galaxy were to be sold for £170 million to Global Radio from Chrysalis Radio[3].


  1. ^
  2. ^ Ofcom Radio update Aug 2009
  3. ^ Chrysalis sells three radio stations

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