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Planet Rock is the largest rock 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 includes Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Saturday evenings, The Hairy Bikers on Sunday Mornings (hosting The Hairy Rock Show) My Planet Rocks (in which rock stars, authors and various other personalities pick their favourite music), Nights with Alice Cooper during the week and The New Rock 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, which ran in the 6-9am slot until 17 January 2011 when his show became Nights With Alice Cooper and broadcast every weeknight.
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, who has presented a weekly show since August 2010 can also be heard every Saturday night from 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; the late 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 National HQ at One Golden Square, 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,[1] 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
  • In 2014, the station was nominated for Radio Brand Of The Year at the Radio Academy Awards
  • In 2015, the station was nominated for Station Of The Year at the Arqiva Commerical Radio Awards