Planet Rock is the largest digital only commercial radio station in the UK, playing rock music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the present day.
We are available on DAB Digital Radio, on Freesat (Channel 730), on Sky (Channel 0110), on Virgin Media (Channel 924), online and via free iPhone, iPad and Android apps
Our current roster of DJs and shows include Nicky Horne in the evening slot, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Saturday evenings, My Planet Rocks (in which rock stars, authors and various other personalities pick their favourite music), Joe Bonamassa on Sundays and a New Music show on Saturday nights.
Find out more about what's on this week on our SCHEDULE
A Little Background
Planet Rock was founded in 1999 as the only classic rock radio station in the UK at that time.
Since 2006 Planet Rock has featured an array of rock star presenters who have either fronted limited run series or hosted long running weekly or monthly shows.
The station was based first at Swallow's Place in central London before it moved to the Capital Radio building in Leicester Square where it lived until 2008 when, threatened with closure, it was sold to Malcolm Bluemel and it moved once again to purpose built offices and studios in Marylebone, London.
Shock rocker Alice Cooper's radio show was broadcast as Breakfast With Alice Cooper show, which ran in the 6-9am slot until 17 January 2011 when his show became Nights With Alice Cooper and broadcast at 9pm each weeknight and on Saturdays at 7pm.
Current rock star presenters include Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, who has presented a weekly Saturday evening show at 6pm since August 2010 and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Country Communion, who has hosted a Sunday evening show since June 2011.
Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa presents a weekly show on Sunday nights at 6pm.
A number of other star presenters have hosted shows on Planet Rock: Rick Wakeman hosted a Saturday morning show for five years until December 2010; Gary Moore hosted the award winning Blues Power series in 2008; Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi presented two series of Black Sunday for the station; Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson presented a series called Under The Influence; Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera presented two series for the station in 2007 and 2009 which looked at influential guitar players and guitar playing styles; Former Marillion frontman Fish hosted two series of the award winning Fish On Fridays; Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham hosted one series which aired in 2010; Europe singer Joey Tempest hosted a series on Sunday evenings until early 2011 and Francis Rossi of Status Quo (band) who hosted a thirteen part series until June 2011
In 2013, Planet Rock was bought by international media company Bauer Media. The Planet Rock team are now based at Bauer Radio's HQ in Mappin House, London.
- In 2005, Planet Rock was awarded UK Digital Station Of The Year at the Xtrax British Radio Awards. During the following year the station picked up Digital Radio Station Of The Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.
- The station has picked up four New York Festival Awards in its time, including Best Show for "Fish On A Friday" presented by former Marillion frontman Fish and "Bluespower" presented by Gary Moore.
- In 2006, the station received the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Digital Terrestrial Radio Station of the Year, and in 2007, the Gold Award for Station Imaging.
- On 12 May 2008, Planet Rock won three Sony awards, Bronze in the Multi-Platform radio category, Silver for Fish's "Fish on Friday" show, and (for the second time) the Gold Award for Digital Terrestrial Radio Station of the Year.
- At the BT Digital Music Awards in 2008, Planet Rock received the Best Radio Station Award.
- In 2009 and 2011, the station picked up awards for Commercial Radio Station Of The Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and Best Digital Radio Station at the Freesat Awards.
- In 2010 the station won the Digital Station Of The Year Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards