Rock Talk (Pre-launch)
The Manchester licence was won by GMG Radio under the Rock Talk name, which was intended to be a dual format station of news/talk programming by day and Classic Rock by night.
Rock Radio (2008-2011)
The service commenced broadcasting on 106.1 FM to Manchester on May 5th 2008. By this point, the news/talk element had been dropped.
Real Radio XS (2011-present)
The service was rebranded on September 5th 2011.
Real Radio XS was renamed in March 2016.