UK: Radio group Celador continues to grow after it entered the British market in 2008. RadioToday.co.uk reports that Celador will be taking over the Anglian Radio group. This completes the take-over of what was the Tindle Radio.
Anglian Radio was created by a management buyout in 2013 after Tindle Radio sold a number of its radio stations operating in the East of England.
Celador entered the UK radio industry in 2008 with the purchase of Original 106 on the South Coast. The group already owns a number of other former Tindle-backed licences including in Andover, Newbury and Basingstoke.
With the acquisition of Anglian Radio group Celador will consist of 25 radio stations – 16 operating as The Breeze, three as Sam FM and one as Fire Radio. The five new stations are The Beach, Dream 100, North Norfolk Radio, Radio Norwich and Town 102.
If Celador continus their policy all stations will be re-named Breeze or Sam FM.