Penk’s radio revolution
Date published: 05 September 2008
NEW owner . . . Steve Penk with, from left, Emma Bate (senior account manager), Paul Warburton (station co-ordinator), Terina O’Neill (sales executive)
TV and radio personality Steve Penk has bought Oldham radio station 96.2 The Revolution.
The station, which is based at the Sarah Moor Studios, Henshaw Street, was previously jointly owned by Oldham Evening Chronicle owners Hirst, Kidd and Rennie Ltd and UKRD.
Mr Penk, now the sole owner of the station on 96.2FM, made his name at Manchester station Key 103 and is renowned for wind up and prank calls in a career that includes stints at Capital Radio and Virgin.
He also branched out into TV, presenting “TV Nightmares” and “TV’s Naughtiest Blunders”.
Mr Penk said: “ I just want to make it very mainstream and fun and entertaining and take on the big boys.”