Wireless Group

Wireless Group plc is one of the most successful media groups in the UK
and Ireland, comprising a highly focused radio division with market
leading assets and a growing digital division incorporating Simply Zesty
and Tibus.

Wireless Group GB comprises 16 radio stations across England and Wales,
including talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station and global
audio partner of the Premier League, talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin
Radio. It also owns Sport, the UK's biggest sports magazine and has
stakes in eight of the UK's digital radio multiplexes.

Wireless Group GB's local stations are The Pulse 1 and 2 in Bradford,
Kirklees and Calderdale, Signal 1 and 2 in Staffordshire and Cheshire,
Swansea Sound and The Wave in South Wales, Peak FM in North Derbyshire,
Radio Wave in Blackpool, Tower FM in Bolton and Bury, Wire FM in
Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn, Wish FM in Wigan and St Helens, and
Signal 107 in Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Kidderminster.

Radio Ireland is the largest local radio operator in Ireland with seven
stations broadcasting from Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Drogheda,
plus an advertising sales house based in Dublin. These stations are
Q102 and FM104 in Dublin, Cork's 96FM and C103, Limerick's Live95FM,
U105 in Belfast and the surrounding area, and LMFM in County's Louth and

Belfast, GB
Size (employees)
769 (est)
Wireless Group is headquartered in Belfast, GB

Wireless Group Office Locations

Wireless Group has an office in Belfast
Belfast, GB (HQ)
Ormeau Rd

Wireless Group Data and Metrics

Wireless Group Financial Metrics

Wireless Group's revenue was reported to be £75.1 m in FY, 2015 which is a 9% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

75.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

17.6 m

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

9.9 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


107.2 m82.4 m75.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

17 m11.9 m17.6 m

Net Income

14.8 m9.2 m17.6 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


10.2 m12.9 m9.9 m

Accounts Receivable

18 m17.3 m11.7 m

Current Assets

34.7 m39.1 m51.1 m


14.7 m19.8 m7.5 m


177.1 m172.2 m166.7 m

Total Assets

226.5 m231 m225.3 m

Accounts Payable

7.6 m9.2 m5.6 m

Current Liabilities

29.5 m34.4 m33.2 m

Total Liabilities

125.6 m126.5 m116.8 m

Retained Earnings

6.8 m6.9 m5.2 m

Total Equity

101 m104.5 m108.5 m

Financial Leverage

2.2 x2.2 x2.1 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

11.9 m18.6 m2.3 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(10.6 m)(9.4 m)(12.3 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(2.2 m)(2.7 m)(29 k)
GBPY, 2015


97.6 k

Financial Leverage

2.1 x

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Wireless Group Online and Social Media Presence

Wireless Group News and Updates

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TalkSport owner reports falling profits ahead of Murdoch takeover

Wireless Group, which has agreed a deal to be sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has reported falling profits in the first half of 2016. The figures The owner of TalkSport, which sold its TV business to ITV for £100m in February, reported group revenue from continuing operations of £38…

TalkSport owner shareholders accept takeover by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp

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