Free Radio

The business became part of the Bauer Media Group, Europe’s largest privately-owned media group, in 2008. Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in its fifth generation of family ownership, the Bauer Media Group operates in 19 countries including the UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA and has 11,000 employees worldwide.  

Our brands

In the UK we reach over 25 million consumers. Our portfolio includes heatKISSGraziaEmpireMotor Cycle NewsParkersTV ChoiceTake a BreakBellaMagic and Absolute Radio. Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine or radio competitors.

Cultural connections

In an era where audiences are ever harder to categorise, we build strong cultural connections, drawing people together with the things that they really care about. Our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world. 

Our focus is on deep consumer insight and instinct, and when they collide, the sparks fly!