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Celador to acquire Anglian Radio

By | Published on Monday 23 January 2017

Anglian Radio

Celador Radio is adding five new stations to its roster through the acquisition of Anglian Radio, reports Radio Today.

Launched in 2008, the Celador radio business currently owns 20 local stations around the UK, the bulk of which operate under the Breeze brand. The deal to buy Anglian Radio will add The Beach, Dream 100, North Norfolk Radio, Radio Norwich and Town 102 to that total.

It’s not yet clear if there are plans to rebrand any or all of them – though Celador Radio’s other acquisitions to date have resulted in a name change to either The Breeze of Sam FM, with the exception of the Southampton-based Fire Radio.

Anglian Radio was founded in 2013 through a management buyout, acquiring its five stations from Tindle Radio. A number of Celador’s existing stations were also formerly owned by Tindle.