The Week: City News - Global to offload stations

Global Radio has announced plans to sell off a number of Midlands-based stations in a bid to avoid repercussions from the Competition Commission, following its acquisition of GCap Media.

The package of radio stations that Global plans to sell includes GCap's BRMB, Beacon, Mercia & Wyvern in the West Midlands and Heart 106 in the East Midlands. None of GCap's London stations will be affected. Bauer Media and Guardian Media Group are understood to be in talks to acquire BRMB and Heart 106 respectively.