It’s been announced that Bauer Media has bought the radio group Orion Media. Orion was created in 2009 from the enforced sale of several radio stations in the Midlands that were owned by Global Radio (and prior to that, by GCap Media). This deal will see Bauer take control of stations including Gem 106 and… Read More


March 26th, a day that will live long in Midlands commercial radio history. Tonight from 7pm, Free Radio takes over as the named on air brand for what was BRMB, Mercia, Wyvern and Beacon. And whilst there may be some soggy bran flakes tomorrow morning as listeners adjust to the changes, we’re confident that by… Read More


Hats (and pants) off to BRMB, Orion’s flagship radio station for Birmingham, who’ve gone one step further than their famous promotion last held in 2006 when they ran a competition to choose two strangers prepared to get married to each other. This time the love-matching BRMB team have returned to the basic idea of strangers… Read More