Bauer has moved what remains of Rock FM Programming from Preston to Manchester
Rock FM Move
Bauer is to close Rock FM’s studios in St Paul’s Square, Preston, and move all remaining programming to Manchester. Sales staff will stay in the city, moving to a new office facility at the end of February.
The only radio programme to broadcast from the converted Church in Preston now is The Breakfast Show with Joel Ross and Janine (currently covered by Gemma Cutting) on 97.4 FM. This will use a studio at Castle Quay in Manchester instead. The AM service, Greatest Hits Radio, already takes all output from the network.
St Paul’s Square is a redundant Anglican parish church and has been the home to the station since it launched as Red Rose Radio in 1982. It was built between 1823 and 1825 and bought by Red Rose Radio in 1981 for £35,000 to convert into a radio station at a cost of £778,000.
It is a designated Grade II listed building.
(Source: RadioToday UK/ Roy Martin)