AirOnAir 95.2 FM is a radio station based in Manchester playing mainstream music and pop hits. Manchester is famous for it’s home-grown musical talents with creativity being an integral part not just of Manchester culture, but the area’s economy too. Manchester is already well known for having produced many famous radio comedies and concerts, as well as the famous BBC Woman’s Hour. AirOnAir is built on that foundation of knowledge and experience.
Local radio arrived in Manchester in 1970 with the BBC, followed by independent commercial in 1973. AirOnAir has been continuing the tradition since launching in 2007 with our DJ’s bringing several years knowledge and experience elsewhere onto our airwaves.

AirOnAir has created many hours of productions in the Manchester studio and are proud to have increased our broadcasting hours over time to include the Late Night Jam as well as a Fun Facts and Trivia slot where we are many times howling with laughter at some new detail… and yet the next fact has us totally bemused.
Manchester has the highest number of local radio stations outside London including BBC Radio Manchester, Heart North West, Gold and XFM Manchester. AirOnAir is proud be another of the popular, well established, official stations in the area.
Manchester has launched the carers of many of the UK’s best known voices on radio. Some of these played a significant role in ‘Madchester’, the city’s House music culture of the 1990s based around clubs including The Haçienda which also had its own radio shows. These famous radio presenters include Terry Christian, Andy Kershaw, Brian Redhead, Mike Sweeny and Julian Worricker.

Your Favorite Hosts

Radio host Alicia Atkinson

Alicia was born and bred in Preston, where she still lives with her partner Rob Lamb and their two children...

Radio host Alex Moore

Born in Longsight, Manchester in 1988, Alex’s original musical interest was in playing the guitar...

Radio host Sam Carpenter

Sam worked for Blue Danube Radio in Vienna, a station sponsored by the United Nations...

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What People Say About Us

A girl smilingFinding a radio station that has what I would consider the perfect mix of music, meaning a variety that includes old favourites interspersed with new artists, is wonderful. The familiar voices of the DJs and the expectation of an enjoyable hour or two, makes for a good day. I like the website as well, I particularly enjoyed the article about the weddings 🙂
Louise MayWedding planner
A photo of a manThe joy of listening to the radio is that I’m discovering great recordings I haven’t heard anywhere else before. And the beautiful surprises when my mother sings along to some of the tunes she remembers from her younger days.
Ryan Robinson
a girl in a snowy parkRadio has opened up my once closed mind to the artistic merit of film scores that I previously hadn’t considered as having classical merit, but the DJs selection of soundtracks from around the world has persuaded me to reconsider. I don’t need further persuasion on the merits of the genre.
Samantha Riley
A guy smilingLocal stations celebrate the vibe of any city that I’m visiting. In New York I heard Latino, indie and popular music, with some old disco and soul for good measure.
Jake Miller
A picture of a girlWhilst streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify are popular, the radio broadcast format remains strong, offering listeners the chance to hear hand-chosen music by radio DJs at the cutting edge of music. It’s possible to use an online algorithm to find bands similar to your favourite, but turning into a radio station you will certainly hear something to enjoy.
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