Kiss Network
United Kingdom
Radio stationsKiss
Kiss Fresh
Kiss Dance
Kiss Garage
Kiss Bliss
Heat Radio
Kerrang! Radio
Klassic Kerrang! Radio
Kerrang! Radio Unleashed
Planet Rock
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
Former names
Bauer Passion

The Kiss Network is a network of radio stations in the United Kingdom, owned by Bauer Media Audio UK, focusing on the 15-34 age group.[1]

According to RAJAR, the network broadcasts to a combined weekly audience of 4.1 million with a listening share of 1.8% as of March 2024.



Station Details Availability Launched
Kiss Rhythmic contemporary music, with some specialist strands in evening and weekend slots. Expanded onto former Vibe FM regional frequencies in 2006, and broadcast nationally on DAB since late December 2012, having previously been on local-tier multiplexes. FM (London, Severn, East); DAB (Digital One); online 1990
Kisstory Rhythmic adult contemporary music, with 'recent classics' from dance and urban genres. Broadcast on local DAB 2014-16 and SDL National from 2016 to 2019. DAB (Digital One); online 2013
Kiss Fresh New and current electronic and rhythmic tracks. Was broadcast on DAB for a time, but these slots were subsequently turned over to Country Hits Radio. online 2013
Kiss Dance Electronic dance music stream, branded 'Kiss Dnce' at launch, though the name was subsequently changed to use the more conventional spelling. DAB+ (Cumbria); online 2019
Kiss Garage Garage house music stream, launched alongside Kiss Dance and Kiss Ibiza. DAB+ (Cumbria); online 2019
Kiss Bliss Slow-paced music/Acoustics. Took over the capacity used by Kiss Jams in May 2021. DAB+ (Cumbria); online 2021
Heat Radio Adult Contemporary pop music station, built on the brand of Heat magazine. Originally a largely automated service, presented shows were introduced in a 2007 relaunch. Was broadcast on SDL National from 2016 to 2019: on its removal (to make way for Scala Radio), Heat reverted to mostly automated. Was on Freeview until 2020, making way for Greatest Hits Radio; following this, a DAB transmission was reinstated in Inverness. The station returned to Sound Digital, in stereo using the DAB+ standard, in October 2023. DAB+ (SDL National); online 2003
Kerrang! Radio Contemporary rock music station, based on the magazine brand. Initially mostly automated; presented shows were added in tandem with the launch of broadcasts on FM to the West Midlands (which ran from 2005 to 2013.) Most DAB transmission ceased in 2014 (2018 in London) but as of 2021 some had been reinstated, and in October 2023 the station was made available nationally in DAB+ format. DAB+ (SDL National); online 2002
Kerrang! Radio Unleashed Hard rock and Heavy metal music. One of a pair of Kerrang! subsidiary streams launched in 2019, alongside Klassic Kerrang! Radio. Online 2019
Klassic Kerrang! Radio 'Modern classic' rock and punk music, predominantly from the 1990s and 2000s, building on the 'Kerrang! Radio Klassics' hour strand broadcast within the parent Kerrang! Radio schedule. Online 2019
Planet Rock Adult classic rock station launched by GWR as part of the original lineup of Digital One, and remaining there until moving to SDL in 2016: now the UK's longest-established commercial DAB station (bar the INR simulcasts). Sold by GCap Media to the Rock Show consortium in 2008, and to Bauer in 2013. Broadcast on FM in the West Midlands from 2013 to 2015 on the frequency previously assigned to Kerrang! Radio. DAB+ (SDL National); online 1999

Kerrang! Radio Unleashed and Klassic Kerrang! Radio were initially available at no cost, as were the other web streamed stations launched around that time, but since 2022 they have been available only to subscribers of the Kerrang! Radio Premium paid-for service.


Channel Details Availability Launched
Kiss TV Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media 1998

Former stations

Broadcast area Branding Note(s)
UK Kiss Jams Hip hop and R&B stream. Took over the capacity used by the first run of Kiss Ibiza. Ceased in May 2021.
UK Kiss Ibiza Launched in 2019. Celebrating the 'Ibiza sound'. Launched alongside Kiss Dance and Kiss Garage: transmission ceased for a period to allow the launch of Kiss Jams, before subsequently being restarted on a new stream. Ceased in January 2021.
Manchester Kiss 102 Now Capital Manchester and Lancashire
Yorkshire Kiss 105 Now Capital Yorkshire

See also


  1. ^ "Radio". Bauer Media. Retrieved 28 May 2022.