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City news site launches radio station after title’s rebrand

David DunningA city news website has set up its own radio station after a local channel underwent a nationwide rebrand.

YorkMix has recruited a number of former presenters and journalists at Minster FM for its new YorkMix Radio project.

Minster FM, which covered York and parts of North Yorkshire, was one of around 50 commercial stations to be absorbed by Bauer Media’s Greatest Hits Radio brand last year.

Around 160 jobs were lost across the country as a result of the move, including a number of journalism roles.

Minster FM news editor David Dunning, pictured, joined YorkMix in September after deciding to leave Bauer.

Several of his former presenter colleagues have also joined YorkMix Radio, which launched on Monday morning on DAB+ and online.

YorkMix Radio’s David Green said: “We can’t wait to bring YorkMix Radio to the airwaves.

“We’ve already had an amazing reaction and our test transmissions so we know lots of people are as excited as us.

He added: “Of course local news is hugely important on a local radio station and the team we look forward to in-depth chats with the YorkMix news team at 12:30 and 4.30pm each day, along with the return of the dulcet tones of David Dunning.”