Bauer Media has axed the Kerrang! radio station from its FM slot in the West Midlands, switching the frequency to its newly-bought rock music rival, Planet Rock. It is the first analogue platform for Planet Rock, bought by Bauer for between £1 million and £2 million from Malcolm Bluemel after a protracted sales process earlier this year. It confirms speculation that Bauer would replace Kerrang! with Planet Rock, but the magazine spin-off station will continue as a digital-only proposition, Bauer said.