Gem (radio station)

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Gem is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.wikipedia
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Gem is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.

Sam Pinkham

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More new presenters joined Century, including Ian Skye, Jason King, Stuart Ellis, Sam Pinkham and Paula White.
Pinkham is best known for his on-air work with Amy Voce, presenting the Sam and Amy breakfast show on Gem 106 (formerly Heart East Midlands) for eleven years.

John Myers (radio executive)

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In April 1998, John Myers took control of the station, which was rebranded as Century 106 and relaunched with a new team of presenters including Adrian Allen and Chris Ashley.
In 1997 Myers left the North East to launch 106 Century FM in the East Midlands.

David Lloyd (broadcaster)

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Former Radio Trent presenter David Lloyd became the station's Managing Director and Programme Controller with ex-Trent colleagues including Tony Lyman, Craig Strong, Gary Burton and Andy Marriott joining the presenting line-up.
He returned to the East Midlands in 1998 to become managing director of the regional station Century 106, owned by Border Radio Holdings, (later to become Heart 106, and finally, Gem 106), later becoming group programme director for all of Border's radio stations.

Heart (radio network)

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A further, more subtle rebrand was applied in September 2006 which saw the dropping of the frequencies from station names across the Heart Network.
Century 106 in the East Midlands became the third station of the Heart network in 2005 after GCap Media sold Century.

East Midlands

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Gem is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.

Leicester

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The station is transmitted from the Copt Oak transmitter close to the M1 north of Leicester in the National Forest.
Other analogue FM radio stations are Leicester Community Radio for English speaking over 35's (1449 AM/MW), Demon FM which is Leicester's community and student radio station broadcasting from Demontfort University, Takeover Radio is the first ever children's radio station in the UK to be produced and presented by children, Capital FM East Midlands Gem 106, 106.6 Smooth Radio and Hindu Sanskar Radio, which only broadcasts during Hindu religious festivals.

Copt Oak

The station is transmitted from the Copt Oak transmitter close to the M1 north of Leicester in the National Forest.
Copt Oak is the highest point of the M1, and the site of BBC Radio Leicester's only transmitter on 104.9 MHz FM (V.H.F.), and also the main transmitter of Gem (former Heart 106 before January 2011) on 106.0FM.

Heart West Midlands

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Chrysalis bought Century 106 for £29.5m and planned to rebrand the station as Heart 106, to go with 100.7 Heart FM in the West Midlands as the area matched that of the ITV Central region and would make it more attractive to advertisers.
The station continued to operate, initially relaying sister station LBC News 1152 before transmission switched to the studios of Century 106 (now Gem 106) in Nottingham which broadcast reports from DNN journalists, who had to broadcast from a phone booth due to restrictions on the use of mobile phones.

Global (company)

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On 25 June 2007, Chrysalis announced the sale of Heart, along with its sister stations The Arrow, LBC and Galaxy, for £170 million to Global Radio.
The third station, Heart 106 in the East Midlands (previously Century 106) was sold to Orion Media and run as a franchise retaining the Heart name until the start of 2011 where it was rebranded to Gem 106.

Trent FM

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Former Radio Trent presenter David Lloyd became the station's Managing Director and Programme Controller with ex-Trent colleagues including Tony Lyman, Craig Strong, Gary Burton and Andy Marriott joining the presenting line-up.

Free Birmingham

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Following Global's takeover of GCap Media, the Office of Fair Trading again ordered Global to sell off Heart and four other Midlands stations - BRMB, Mercia FM, Wyvern FM and Beacon Radio.
On 8 August 2008, it was confirmed that due to competition 'conflict of interests' in the West Midlands (and in other areas), BRMB would be sold by Global Radio, along with other West Midlands owned GCap/Global stations Mercia FM, Wyvern FM, Heart 106 and Beacon Radio.

The Arrow (radio station)

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On 25 June 2007, Chrysalis announced the sale of Heart, along with its sister stations The Arrow, LBC and Galaxy, for £170 million to Global Radio.
In the East Midlands, where the Hit Music Network stations became Capital, Galaxy was replaced with Heart London (this was tied in with Gem 106 replacing Heart East Midlands).

Orion Media

In May 2009, the stations were sold to Orion Media, a company backed by Lloyds Development Capital and Phil Riley.
In May 2009, LDC and the buy-in team purchased BRMB, Mercia, Wyvern, Beacon in the West Midlands and Heart 106 in the East Midlands from Global Radio for a total price of £37.5 million, beating off competition from several other interested parties These stations accounted for around three per cent of the total commercial radio audience at the time.

Jo Russell

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The station's current presenters include Jo Russell and Mark 'Sparky' Colerangle (weekday breakfast from 16 October 2016), Dan Wood (weekday mid-mornings), Cat James (weekday drivetime), Andy Goulding (evenings), Jennie Longdon (Hits Chilled / Saturday mornings) and Iain Chambers (Saturday mornings).
Jo Russell is an English radio presenter, currently working for Free Radio and Gem 106.

Dan Wood (broadcaster)

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The station's current presenters include Jo Russell and Mark 'Sparky' Colerangle (weekday breakfast from 16 October 2016), Dan Wood (weekday mid-mornings), Cat James (weekday drivetime), Andy Goulding (evenings), Jennie Longdon (Hits Chilled / Saturday mornings) and Iain Chambers (Saturday mornings).
He currently presents the weekday mid-morning show on Gem 106 in the East Midlands and programmes on the Free Radio network.

Hits Radio

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Gem is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.
Gem in the East Midlands joined the network in July 2019 to carry late night and overnight programming from Manchester.

Free Shropshire & Black Country

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Following Global's takeover of GCap Media, the Office of Fair Trading again ordered Global to sell off Heart and four other Midlands stations - BRMB, Mercia FM, Wyvern FM and Beacon Radio.
On 8 August 2008 it was confirmed that due to competition 'conflict of interests' in the West Midlands (and in other areas), both Beacon Radio stations would be sold by Global Radio, along with other West Midlands owned GCap/Global stations — BRMB, Mercia FM, Wyvern FM and Heart 106.

Amy Voce

Voce is best known for her on-air work with Sam Pinkham, presenting the Sam and Amy breakfast show on Gem 106 (formerly Heart East Midlands) for eleven years.

Free Coventry & Warwickshire

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Following Global's takeover of GCap Media, the Office of Fair Trading again ordered Global to sell off Heart and four other Midlands stations - BRMB, Mercia FM, Wyvern FM and Beacon Radio.
On 8 August 2008, it was confirmed that due to competition 'conflict of interests' in the West Midlands (and in other areas), Mercia would be sold by Global Radio, along with other West Midlands owned GCap/Global stations BRMB, Wyvern FM, Heart 106 and Beacon Radio.

Free Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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Following Global's takeover of GCap Media, the Office of Fair Trading again ordered Global to sell off Heart and four other Midlands stations - BRMB, Mercia FM, Wyvern FM and Beacon Radio.
On 8 August 2008, it was confirmed that due to competition 'conflict of interests' in the West Midlands (and in other areas), Wyvern FM would be sold by Global Radio, along with other West Midlands owned GCap/Global stations BRMB, Mercia FM, Heart 106, and Beacon Radio.

Phil Riley

In May 2009, the stations were sold to Orion Media, a company backed by Lloyds Development Capital and Phil Riley.
In May 2009, Riley purchased BRMB, Mercia, Wyvern, Beacon in the West Midlands and Gem 106 in the East Midlands from Global Radio for a sale price worth £37.5 million.

Notts TV

Since August 2015, Gem 106's weekday breakfast show has been simulcast live on Notts TV with a live video feed from the studio.

Free Radio (network)

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Regional bulletins originate from Gem's Nottingham studios and the Free Radio Midlands newsroom in Birmingham.
GCap was taken over in 2007 by Global but the Office of Fair Trading ruled in August 2008 that Global would need to sell off BRMB, Beacon, Mercia, Wyvern and Heart's East Midlands station due to concerns over competition interests.

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Gem is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of the Hits Radio network.