U105
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Broadcast areaNorthern Ireland
FrequencyFM:105.8 MHz Belfast
DAB: 12D Bauer NI
Programming
FormatSoft AC/Oldies/Easy listening
Ownership
OwnerWireless Group
History
First air date
14 November 2005 (2005-11-14)
Links
Webcastwww.u105.com/player/
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U105 is a Belfast-based radio station, providing a mix of music and speech as well as hourly news bulletins. It is owned by Wireless Group[1] and was launched at 6am on 14 November 2005.[2]

U105 broadcasts on 105.8 FM in Belfast and surrounding area, from studios at City Quays 2.[3] Programmes are transmitted on FM from the Black Mountain transmitting station, located a few miles to the west of Belfast. The station also broadcasts throughout Northern Ireland on DAB and online. In the Q3 2021 RAJAR survey, the station had 217,000 weekly listeners, with total weekly hours of 2,102,000 (higher than its rival Downtown Radio, which had 64,000 more weekly listeners). At 9.69, the station had the highest weekly hours per listener among its main local commercial rivals (Cool FM, Downtown Radio, Downtown Country and Q Radio).

References

  1. ^ "U105". media.info. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ Moore, Barry (13 July 2017). "U105 now available on DAB across Northern Ireland". Digital Radio UK. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  3. ^ "U105 presenters to join former UTV colleagues in new Harbour studios". Belfasttelegraph.