BBC Newcastle

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BBC (Radio) Newcastle
BBC Radio Newcastle.png
City of licenseNewcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Broadcast areaNorthumberland, Tyne and Wear and northern County Durham including Durham City
SloganBe Part of It, Radio for the North East
Frequency95.4, 96, 103.7, 104.4 MHz, 1458 kHz, and DAB Digital Radio, RDS: BBC NEWC
First air date2 January 1971
FormatMainly local news and talk, with a range of music from across the decades.
Language(s)English
Audience share10.70% (December 2012, [1])
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC North East and Cumbria
WebsiteBBC Newcastle
 
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Coordinates: 54°58′40″N 1°37′46″W / 54.97782°N 1.62936°W / 54.97782; -1.62936

BBC (Radio) Newcastle
BBC Radio Newcastle.png
City of licenseNewcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Broadcast areaNorthumberland, Tyne and Wear and northern County Durham including Durham City
SloganBe Part of It, Radio for the North East
Frequency95.4, 96, 103.7, 104.4 MHz, 1458 kHz, and DAB Digital Radio, RDS: BBC NEWC
First air date2 January 1971
FormatMainly local news and talk, with a range of music from across the decades.
Language(s)English
Audience share10.70% (December 2012, [1])
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC North East and Cumbria
WebsiteBBC Newcastle
The "Pink Palace" - the studio and office complex of BBC Look North and BBC Radio Newcastle

BBC Newcastle (formally BBC Radio Newcastle) is the BBC Local Radio service English metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, broadcasting from studios (known locally as the 'Pink Palace') on Barrack Road in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1]

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Technical

The Pontop Pike transmitter broadcasts the strongest signal on 95.4 MHz. This transmitter, one of the first in the country, provides Tyneside and parts of Wearside with national radio frequencies, terrestrial television, BBC National DAB and Digital One. The 96 MHz frequency from Chatton covers most of the populated areas of east Northumberland and the transmitter has national radio frequencies and television channels. The other two FM transmitters are much weaker. The Fenham transmitter, for west Newcastle and Gateshead situated close to the studios on Barrack Road, also broadcasts television, national radio, BBC National DAB, Digital One, the MXR North East 12C multiplex, 100-102 Real Radio on 96.2, Metro Radio on 103 and Capital North East on 105.6. The Newton transmitter also has television channels, national radio, 100-102 Real Radio on 96.4, Metro Radio on 103.2, and Capital North East on 105.8. The DAB signal comes mainly from Burnhope (near Consett), and also Fenham (lower power) on the Bauer Digital.

Programming

Weekdays

TimeMain presenter(s)/programmeLocation
0100 – 0630BBC Five LiveNewcastle
0630 – 1000Alfie & Charlie at Breakfast: Alfie Joey & Charlie Charlton
1000 – 1200Jonathan Miles
1200 – 1600Simon Logan
1600 – 1730Jon Harle & Anne Leuchars
1730 – 1900Total Sport: Matthew Raisbeck, Simon Pryde, Marco Gabbiadini, Gary Bennett & John Anderson
1900 – 2200The Evening Show Mark Forrest (As BBC Local Radio throughout England, occasional opt out for local sport or breaking news.)
2200 – 0100Paddy MacDee

Friday variations

TimeMain presenter(s)/programmeLocation
1600 – 1730Martin Emmerson & Anne LeucharsNewcastle

Saturday

TimeMain presenter(s)/programmeLocation
0100 – 0600BBC Five LiveNewcastle
0600 – 0630Howes Fishing: Railton Howes
0630 – 0900Peter Grant
0900 – 1200Sue Sweeney
1200 – 1400BBC Newcastle's Absolute Best: Ingrid Hagemann
1400 – 1800North East Sport / Simon Logan
1730 – 1830Total Sport: Matthew Raisbeck
1830 – 2000Beat Surrender: Nick Roberts (occasional 1800 start if no or little football)
2000 = 2200BBC Introducing: Nick Roberts
2200 – 0000More Than Soul: Sue Sweeney

Sunday

TimeMain presenter(s)/programmeLocation
0000 – 0600BBC Five LiveNewcastle
0600 – 0630Howes Fishing: Railton Howes
0630 – 0900Jon Harle
0900 – 1300Sue Sweeney
1300 – 1400Garden Mania with Marian Foster
1400 – 1700Dedications with Kathy Secker
1700 – 1900Songs From The Shows: Alex Hall
1900 – 2000Michael Poulter
2200 – 0100The Late Show: Sue Sweeney

Sports commentators

  • John Anderson (Newcastle United FC)
  • Nick Barnes (Sunderland AFC)
  • Gary Bennett (Sunderland AFC)
  • Mick Lowes (Newcastle United FC)
  • Ian Smith (Newcastle Falcons RFC)
  • Kevin Williams (Newcastle Falcons RFC)

Former presenters

  • Adrian Allen (Former Saturday Early Evening presenter)
  • Alistair Anderson (Former Sunday Evening presenter)
  • Baz Khinda (Former Tuesday Evening presenter)
  • David Nove (Former Sunday Night presenter)
  • Dave Porter (Former Sunday Morning presenter)
  • Julia Hankin (Former Weekday Afternoon presenter)
  • Simon Hoban (Former Saturday Breakfast presenter)
  • Ian Robinson (Former Mid Morning and Nightshift presenter)
  • Mike Parr (Former Breakfast Show presenter, now on BBC Tees)
  • Paul Wappat (Former Saturday Morning and More than Soul presenter)
  • Gordon Briggs (Former "Afternoon Extra" and "Sunday Requests" presenter)
  • Jamie Wilkinson (Former "Beat Surrender" presenter)

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