Planet Rock is a radio station in the United Kingdom owned by Bauer Radio.
The station broadcasts classic rock music from the 1970s onwards.
It is available nationally on Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and Online, and to some locations via DAB.
Planet Rock forms part of Bauer Radio's portfolio of radio brands. On 11 February 2008, the previous owner GCap Media (now Global Radio), announced that the station would close by 31 March 2008, along with sister station the Jazz, unless a buyer was found.
According to a statement by former presenter Fish, this was not due to the profitability of Planet Rock itself, which had been reported to be good, but rather to GCap's overall financial state.
The station's relative popularity on digital radio brought controversy to the closure threat.
On , Bauer Media announced that the output of Planet Rock would become available on FM in the West Midlands on the frequency used by Kerrang! All programming will come from London with the Birmingham studios closing and Kerrang!continuing in a different form on digital platforms.From 8am on 7 September 2015, the 105.2 FM frequency was taken over by Absolute Radio.From 1 March 2016, Planet Rock moved from the Digital One DAB multiplex to the Sound Digital DAB multiplex.Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, parts of Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and North Yorkshire can not receive Planet Rock on the new multiplex.Since 2006 Planet Rock has featured a number of rock star presenters, who have either fronted limited run series or hosted long running weekly or monthly shows.The syndicated Alice Cooper radio show was edited in the UK for a breakfast audience as the Breakfast With Alice Cooper show, which ran in the 6 – 9am, replacing Al Murray.Other presenters who have hosted shows on Planet Rock include: Rick Wakeman hosted a Saturday morning show for five years until December 2010; Gary Moore hosted the 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 20 which looked at influential guitar players and guitar playing styles; Former Marillion frontman Fish hosted two series of 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 hosted a thirteen-part series until June 2011.It’s always great to hear from members who have left the site after finding love.Receiving feedback, success stories in particular, from our members is what makes the whole thing worthwhile. Back in March, we received an email from Lesley and Malcolm who met on Planet Rock Dating, telling us all about their success.Usually, success stories get used in the dating site’s testimonial section or blog, if they have one.