Bauer Completes First Radio Sales Acquisition


Bauer Radio has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% of First Radio Sales (FRS) from Wireless Group.

Bauer now owns 100% of the company, having acquired 50% as part of the acquisition of UKRD in 2019.

FRS provides cross-platform advertising solutions to national and regional customers – including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital – across Bauer’s four recently acquired radio groups Celador, Lincs FM, Wireless local stations and UKRD, and a number of other independent radio groups across the country.

Dee Ford CBE, Group Managing Director, Bauer Radio, commented: “In the current landscape, it is more important than ever that businesses and brands are able to communicate with their customers in an agile and effective way.

“We can now offer an enhanced advertising offering including the stations we recently acquired, as well as an enhanced deal to the third-party customers currently represented by FRS (First radio Sales).”

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-six million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts.

Spanning 7 countries – the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia, – BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.