103.2 Alpha Radio

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Alpha 103.2
Broadcast area County Durham
Slogan More Variety
Frequency 103.2 MHz
First air date 30 November 1995
Format Contemporary
Power 500KW
Owner The Local Radio Company

103.2 Alpha Radio (formerly A1FM, Alpha 103.2, 103.2 Alpha FM, Alpha Radio) was an Independent Local Radio station based in Darlington, County Durham, England.[1]


When launched in 1995, Alpha was owned by Radio Investments Ltd while First Radio Sales [2]

In 2009, Alpha was joined by neighbouring station Minster Northallerton to share the sudio complex in a cost-cutting exercise. To make further savings, both Alpha and Minster Northallerton, along with Durham FM were rebranded as Star Radio North East which meant all three stations lost their heritage names and, until recently, only produced a daily breakfast show, since June 2010, output has been networked across all frequencies, although commercial breaks are still unique to the three areas.

Most recently the station had sung radio jingles made by Bespoke Music.[3]

Past presenters[edit]

{{col-start} Robin Ellwood

  • Mark Brooks
  • Phil Holmes
  • Andy Carter
  • Dave Collins
  • Ricky Durkin
  • Chris Hakin
  • John Harding
  • Mark Reason
  • Paul Anderson
  • Alan Douglas
  • Mike Nicholson

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  • Shaun Harrington
  • Emma Hignett
  • Roger Kennedy
  • Joel Ross
  • Paul Smith
  • Steve Phillips
  • Nick Pierce a.k.a. Rafe Parker
  • Tim West
  • Richard Kell
  • Dave Lee
  • Victor winther
  • Gary Burgham

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  • Steve White
  • Gary Wilkinson
  • James Watt
  • Mike 'Patto' Patterson
  • Andrew 'Gazza' Gascoigne
  • Craig Bailey
  • Nick Hancock
  • Les Gunn
  • Lisa Marrey
  • Chris Curtis
  • John Pierce



  1. ^ "Original Radio Authority licence details". Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "First Radio Sales details". Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Alpha 103.2 Bespoke Music jingles". Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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