Radio stations in Newcastle

Click on the radio station name to listen online. Local stations should give strong reception. The other stations, highlighted in light gray, will give weaker reception. Reception can vary within a town or city, in particular, more stations will be received on higher ground. Some community stations only cover part of a city.
FM,MHz Station Transmitter
  88.50 BBC Radio 2 Pontop Pike
  89.00 BBC Radio 2 Bilsdale West Moor
  89.40 BBC Radio 2 Hexham, Newton
  89.80 BBC Radio 2 Fenham
  90.70 BBC Radio 3 Pontop Pike
  91.20 BBC Radio 3 Bilsdale West Moor
  91.60 BBC Radio 3 Hexham, Newton
  92.00 BBC Radio 3 Fenham
  92.90 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Pontop Pike
  93.40 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Bilsdale West Moor
  93.80 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Hexham, Newton
  94.20 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
  95.00 BBC Tees
BBC Radio 5 Live
Bilsdale West Moor
  95.40 BBC Newcastle
BBC Radio 5 Live
Pontop Pike
  96.20 Heart Tyne & Wear Fenham
  96.40 Heart Tyne & Wear Hexham, Newton
  96.60 TFM Bilsdale West Moor
  97.10 Metro Radio Burnhope + Tyne Tunnel
  97.50 Smooth Radio North East Burnhope
  98.10 BBC Radio 1 Pontop Pike
  98.60 BBC Radio 1 Bilsdale West Moor
  98.80 Spice FM West Road
  99.00 BBC Radio 1 Hexham, Newton
  99.40 BBC Radio 1 Fenham
100.30 Classic FM Pontop Pike
100.70 Heart Teeside Bilsdale West Moor
101.00 Classic FM Fenham
101.20 Smooth Radio North East Hexham, Newton
101.80 Heart Tyne & Wear Burnhope
102.50 NE1fm 102.5 Gateshead, Carr Hill
102.80 Star Radio Burnhope
103.00 Metro Radio Fenham
103.20 Metro Radio Hexham, Newton
103.70 BBC Newcastle
BBC Radio 5 Live
Hexham, Newton
104.40 BBC Newcastle
BBC Radio 5 Live
105.30 Capital North East Burnhope
105.60 Capital North East Fenham
105.80 Capital North East Hexham, Newton
106.40 Capital North East Bilsdale West Moor
107.50 Smooth Radio North East Fenham
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 90s
BBC Newcastle
Capital North East
Heart Tyne & Wear
Heat Radio
Metro Radio
Metro Radio 2
Metro Radio 3
Smooth Radio North East
Fenham + Burnhope
Absolute Radio
Absolute 80s
BFBS Radio 1
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
LBC Radio
Magic UK
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Smooth Extra
TeamRock Radio
Fenham + Pontop Pike
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Asian Network
BBC World Service
Fenham + Pontop Pike
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    198 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    603 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Wrekenton, 2 kW
    810 BBC Radio Scotland Glasgow, Westerglen, 100 kW
  1071 talkSPORT Wrekenton, 1 kW
  1152 Metro Radio 2 Greenside, 1.8 kW
  1215 Absolute Radio Wrekenton, 2 kW
  1458 BBC Newcastle
BBC Radio 5 Live
Wrekenton, 2 kW
  1575 Radio Tyneside Newcastle General Hospital (LPAM)



Pontop Pike transmitting station

Coordinates: 54°52'08" N, 01°46'15" W ; Site Height: 305.1 m; Structure Height: 148.4 m
The Pontop Pike transmitting station is a facility for telecommunications and broadcasting situated on a hill of the same name, between Stanley and Consett, County Durham, near the village of Dipton, England. It is owned and operated by National Grid Wireless. Pontop Pike is the main station which provides Newcastle and the County Durham area with television and network FM radio. Television and radio coverage in parts of Newcastle itself are supplemented by signals from the Fenham relay. Analogue Channel 5 and ILR are transmitted from Burnhope, which can be seen from Pontop Pike.


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Burnhope transmitting station

Coordinates: 54°49'18" N, 01°42'52" W ; Site Height: 240 m; Structure Height: 228.6 m
The Burnhope station was established by the Independent Television Authority in 1959 to provide the programmes of Tyne-Tees Television to Newcastle and the North-East of England. From 15 July 1974, Burnhope extended it's remit by providing the transmission for the first Independent Local Radio (ILR) service in North-East England - Newcastle's Metro Radio on 97.0 FM. (Now 97.1 FM). The main analogue and digital tv services and FM radio for the immediate area are now transmitted from the BBC site at Pontop Pike, with the exception of Channel 5, whose analogue transmissions come from Burnhope.


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Fenham transmitting station

Coordinates: 54°49'18" N, 01°42'52" W ; Site Height: 120 m; Structure Height: 45 m
One of the largest sections of the city, Fenham is west of the centre and extends to the north of West Road. Beyond the school the Fenham TV transmitter mast sits atop the covered Benwell High Reservoir, the highest point of the city (about 125 m above sea level).


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