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<b>Thursday 4 September:</b> Revolution radio sold, inflatable foreign dental surgery in Manchester and Albert Square to welcome Bejing heroes

Published on September 4th 2008.


REVOLUTION RADIO has been sold to radio presenter Steve Penk. Penk is now the sole owner after buying the entire share capital of Oldham FM Ltd which trades as The Revolution. Over the last couple of weeks listeners have been noticing a change in the playlist which now appears to be focusing on more commercial music. Penk told Manchester Crains Business: “I’m relishing the challenge and looking forward to taking on the big radio groups and the BBC.”

AN INFLATABLE dental surgery is coming to Greater Manchester. Hungarian Dental Travel will begin a national road show with their new blow-up consulting room at the Heaton Moor Conservative Club, in Stockport on Friday and Saturday. Local dentists have warned patients to think before receiving foreign surgery.

ALLOTMENTS in Didsbury could be dug up to make way for a huge drain. Allotment holders are fighting to keep their plots which the Environment Agency want to cut through in order to ease flooding problems. The Bradley Fold site, close to the River Mersey in Didsbury is valued by the community according to members of the Didsbury Garden Society.

ALBERT SQUARE is to host a heroes welcome for Manchester's Olympic stars. The homecoming will take place on Tuesday 7 October and will include Salford-based cyclist Chris Hoy who won three gold medals, and cyclist Victoria Pendleton, from Wythenshawe, who won gold in the women's sprint. Everyone from the North West involved in the success in Beijing will be recognised on the day.

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11 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

CyrusSeptember 4th 2008.

Rev listeners stuck with the station for a reason - I new people as far as Liverpool and Stoke (about the limit of the transmission) who didn't listen to anything else. Homogenous stations (103/galaxy/smooth/xfm/century) crowd out the band width. The Rev was real and honest. 3% market share will go to 0% market share with the c@!p played at the moment. RIP Rev.

altar boySeptember 4th 2008.

Just to add insult to injury the devil himself buys the rev.The rev was everything that music radio should be,and Penk is everything thats wrong with radio .Do you think he is going to do his "hilarious" wind up phone calls ?

joe beansSeptember 4th 2008.

Is there any chance of Manchester Confidential setting up a radio station ASAP and employ the DJ's that graced the airwaves on 96.2 The Rev, prior to the pile of crap that it has been turned into? We miss Beckett, Cottee, Eastwick, Coogan et al. Where else could you get to hear the unparalleled variety of top class music throughout the day as well offering Rave-arobic keep fit classes with Prof. Stevie Hawkins on his bongos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwn3IAGAv20)? There are a large number of people still in mourning. Is there anyone out there that can help??

AnonymousSeptember 4th 2008.

I am a little late to this forum but have to have my say. This was the only radio station worth listening to. I and all those that I know with any taste in music are in true mourning over the desecration of what was a truly unique radio station. How you can sleep at night and how and why you want to, or think you can compete with likes of radio 1 is beyond me. Mr. Penk you are either mad or stupid. Probably both. You must be ashamed of yourself and I truly hope you live to regret this decision. Bring back the REAL REV 96.2. Please!!!

johnPSeptember 4th 2008.

Well thats a positive move for the Rev, churn out the same ****e as everyone else, gonna struggle to hear Gil Scott Heron followed by the Pistols on Century/103 on a Tuesday lunchtime, not lovin it

adidas antSeptember 4th 2008.

Well done Mr. Penk. You are turning the only decent radio station in the North West into a generic, run-of-the-mill turn off. Why change such a successful format with great DJ's and fantastic music into the same s***e that you used to do. The fact is that the Rev had it's own identity, the lack of a strict music policy, and some great conversation between the DJ's and their guests. This is why we tuned in. I hope the DJ's that have left can go on and produce another station to be proud of.

JackSeptember 4th 2008.

News stories a couple of years ago featuring long queues for NHS dental treatment, prompted me to get my skates on and try to find a dentist before it was too late. A visit to two NHS practices in Manchester City Centre resulted in offers of a place on both their lists and NHS treatment within the week... don't believe the hype! There are good NHS Dentists out there.

smittySeptember 4th 2008.

Such a shame about the Revolution. All good things and all that...

AnonymousSeptember 4th 2008.

Yeah, of course dentists have warned against foreign surgery, they want to keep ripping us off and any competition takes money out of their privately paid pockets. Maybe there wouldn't be a need for this if there were more NHS places eh? Oh and I could be wrong, but I've never had bad treatment from foreign doctors that work in our countries hospitals. Greedy fear mongering b*stards dentists are

Former Rev FanSeptember 4th 2008.

Ahhh...that explains what's been going on at 96.2Turned on last week to hear Nickelback followed by Westlife. The sole shining light of commercial radio has been quenched. So long The Rev, it was a pleasure.

JamesSeptember 4th 2008.

Horrible news about the Revolution. If this Steve Penk things he can turn a profit by playing the same old garbage as every other station then he's got a big surprise coming his way. Not sure how many listeners the Rev had, but all the listeners I know (knew!) were fiercely loyal, and will not be pleased with having to tune into XFM as their only alternative.C'mon Steve, it's not too late to change your mind...

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