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. Many web-streams are limited to a UK audience only due to Broadcast licensing rules.
FM,MHz Station Transmitter
  88.10 BBC Radio 2 Carlisle, Sandale
  88.50 BBC Radio 2 Pontop Pike
  89.00 BBC Radio 2 Bilsdale West Moor
  89.20 Pride Radio Shieldfield House
  89.40 BBC Radio 2 Hexham, Newton
  89.80 BBC Radio 2 Fenham
  90.30 BBC Radio 3 Carlisle, Sandale
  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
  92.50 BBC Radio 4 Carlisle, Sandale
  92.90 BBC Radio 4 Pontop Pike
  93.40 BBC Radio 4 Bilsdale West Moor
  93.60 Radio Tyneside Royal Victoria Infirmary
  93.80 BBC Radio 4 Hexham, Newton
  94.20 BBC Radio 4 Fenham
  95.00 BBC Radio Tees Bilsdale West Moor
  95.40 BBC Radio Newcastle Pontop Pike
  96.20 Heart (NE) Fenham
  96.40 Heart (NE) Hexham, Newton
  96.60 TFM Bilsdale West Moor
  97.10 Metro Radio Burnhope + Tyne Tunnel
  97.50 Smooth Radio (NE) Burnhope
  97.70 BBC Radio 1 Carlisle, Sandale
  98.10 BBC Radio 1 Pontop Pike
  98.60 BBC Radio 1 Bilsdale West Moor
  98.80 Spice FM West Rd
  99.00 BBC Radio 1 Hexham, Newton
  99.40 BBC Radio 1 Fenham
  99.90 Classic FM Carlisle, Sandale
100.30 Classic FM Pontop Pike
100.70 Heart (NE) Bilsdale West Moor
101.00 Classic FM Fenham
101.20 Smooth Radio (NE) Hexham, Newton
101.80 Heart (NE) Burnhope
102.50 Nova Radio North East Gateshead, Carr Hill
103.00 Metro Radio Fenham
103.20 Metro Radio Hexham, Newton
103.70 BBC Radio Newcastle Hexham, Newton
104.40 BBC Radio Newcastle Fenham
105.30 Capital (NE) Burnhope
105.60 Capital (NE) Fenham
105.80 Capital (NE) Hexham, Newton
106.40 Capital (NE) Bilsdale West Moor
107.50 Smooth Radio (NE) Fenham
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Forces Radio BFBS
Fun Kids
Jazz FM
Mellow Magic
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Scala Radio
Sunrise Radio
talkSPORT 2
Times Radio
Union Jack
Union Jack Dance
Union Jack Rock
Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio Anthems
Virgin Radio Chilled
Burnhope + Felling + Fenham
BBC Radio Newcastle
BBC Radio Sunderland
Absolute Classic Rock
Capital (NE)
Country Hits Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (NE)
Heart (NE)
Hits Radio (UK)
Hope FM
Magic Chilled
Magic at the Musicals
Magic Soul
Metro Radio
Smooth Radio (NE)
Burnhope + Fenham
Absolute Radio
Capital (UK)
Capital Dance
Capital Xtra
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Classic FM
Heart (UK)
Heart Dance
Heart 70s
Heart 80s
Heart 90s
LBC News
Magic Radio
Radio X
Smooth Radio (UK)
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 Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    603 BBC Radio 4 Wrekenton, 2 kW
    693 BBC Radio 5 live Stagshaw, 50 kW
    810 BBC Radio Scotland Glasgow, Westerglen, 100 kW
  1071 talkSPORT Wrekenton, 1 kW
  1152 Greatest Hits Radio (NE) Greenside, 1.8 kW
  1215 Absolute Radio Wrekenton, 2 kW



Pontop Pike transmitting station

Coordinates: 54°52'08" N, 01°46'15" W ; Elevation: 305.1 m (1001 ft); Tower height: 148.4 m (487 ft)
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 ; Elevation: 240 m (787 ft); Tower height: 228.6 m (750 ft)
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 ; Elevation: 125 m (410 ft); Tower height: 45 m (148 ft)
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.


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