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Kerrang Radio

Kerrang! Radio
City of license London
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Slogan "Everything that rocks"
Frequency DAB:
  • 12A (London)
Freeview: 717
First air date 10 June 2004 (2004-06-10)
Format Rock music
Audience share 0.4% (December 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Bauer Radio
Sister stations Absolute Radio
Heat Radio
The Hits
Magic FM
Planet Rock
Website .uk.cokerrangradio

Kerrang! Radio or Kerrang! 105.2 is a specialist rock music radio station broadcasting across London on DAB and The United Kingdom on both Freeview and various online platforms. It is owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's National portfolio of radio brands.

Until June 2013 the station was available on FM in the West Midlands, England. The station's format mixes modern & classic rock with speech programmes targeted at young people and an adult rock audience. The station is connected with the Kerrang! print magazine in name, ownership and style, although the radio station has a more mainstream adult rock output than the magazine, featuring more indie and alternative rock.

The night shows are very much fuelled by the traditional Kerrang! Magazine sound, with a wider and less mainstream style, playing a mix of punk and metal bands and forms part of the Bauer National network.

On 23 May 2013, Bauer Media announced that the output of DAB station Planet Rock would become available on FM in the West Midlands on the frequency used by Kerrang! Radio in Birmingham from 14 June 2013. All programming will come from London with the Birmingham studios closing and Kerrang! continuing in a different form on digital platforms. The station's digital footprint was not universal and omitted some areas of the UK.[1]

On 12 December 2014, carriage of Kerrang! Radio on DAB outside London ceased, with the station turning over almost all its transmission areas to Absolute Radio 90s; this was in preparation for the removal of Absolute 90s from Digital One in January 2015. Kerrang! remained available in London by moving to the slot previously home to Absolute Radio 00s. Kerrang! continues to broadcast nationally via Freeview and online platforms as before.


  1. ^ "Radio: Details of Kerrang DAB radio station". 2013-10-06. 

External links

  • Official website
  • History of local radio in the Birmingham area.
  • Sutton Coldfield transmitter

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