Category:Radio stations in Surrey
Pages in category "Radio stations in Surrey"
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. BBC Southern Counties Radio – BBC Southern Counties Radio was the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Surrey and Sussex. The station also covered a part of North-East Hampshire. It was the first BBC Local Radio station to introduce an all-speech format and it broadcast from its studios in Brighton and Guildford on FM, AM and on DAB on the NOW Sussex Coast multiplex. The station was formed by the merger of BBC Radio Sussex and it began on 1 August 1994. BBC Radio Sussex had originally been founded on 14 February 1968 as BBC Radio Brighton, des Lynam was one of the original presenters. It expanded to cover the whole of Sussex in October 1983, BBC Radio Surrey had a chequered history. However it was never able to build an audience over its two years on air. Initially called BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, the station relaunched with the name BBC Southern Counties Radio on 1 August 1994 and it became the first BBC Local Radio station to adopt an all-speech format, with the broadcast slogan all talk all the time. Presenters included Gordon Astley, Tommy Boyd, Peter Heaton-Jones, Al Clarke, Alison Taylor and Eric Dixon, however there were to be numerous presenter and schedule changes over the next three years. Further changes followed, including the departure in 2005 of Brighton Breakfast Show presenter JoAnne Good who left to work at BBC London 94.9 and was replaced by Sarah Gorrell, Good also left her Saturday morning show and was replaced by Brighton comedian Stephen Grant. Tommy Boyd was recruited, initially to present a programme on Saturday evenings. The station was relaunched in April 2006 and its headquarters were relocated from Guildford to Brighton, and the station was referred to on air as The New Sound of Sussex and Surrey. Four of the presenters, Bill Buckley, John Radford, Ed Douglas, by early February 2009 all three had left the station and the designation The New Sound of Sussex and Surrey was no longer being used on air by presenters. BBC Southern Counties Radio became BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey on 30 March 2009, though the two stations broadcast on different frequencies, the infrastructure and management teams remained unaffected. The ethos of the station will stay exactly the same – to entertain our listeners, brighten their day, increasingly, in recent years, BBC Southern Counties Radio worked to provide extensive and interactive coverage of the Brighton Festival and Fringe. Aside from dedicating a daily show to Brightons Festivals, it also provided in-depth internet coverage, including reviews, features. Until the April 2006 changes a separate service for Brighton, Hove, in addition, to reaffirm its commitment to Surrey listeners, the Surrey Drivetime programme was increased from one to three hours. The feature was broadcast in the episode of Series 8 on 14 May 2006
2. BBC Surrey – It began on 14 November 1991 under the name BBC Radio Surrey, later becoming part of BBC Southern Counties Radio, before adopting its present name on 30 March 2009. BBC Surreys studios are based on the campus of the University of Surrey in Guildford and it broadcasts programming specifically for Surrey and North-East Hampshire weekdays from 6-9am and 5-6pm, and on Saturdays from 6-9am and 2-6pm. Some other programmes broadcast on both BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey are also broadcast from the Guildford studios, there are also dedicated news bulletins for Surrey on the hour at some times of the day. The remainder of the output is shared with BBC Sussex. BBC Surrey is transmitted on 104 and 104.6 FM, and on DAB via the MuxCo Surrey multiplex and it has also been available on BBC iPlayer since 2 September 2009. Analogue VHF FM104.0 MHz - Reigate & Crawley 104.6 MHz - Guildford Analogue Mediumwave AM1368 kHz - Reigate & Crawley DAB Digital Radio, Block 10C213. BBC Radio Surrey went on air initially on Saturday 6 September 1991 for coverage of a match between Surrey and Hampshire - this was simply a relay of Radio Solents coverage. The station finally went on air officially at 6. 00am on Thursday 14 November 1991, at launch it broadcast 43 hours a week of its own programming from its studios on the campus of the University of Surrey in Guildford. The remainder of the came from either its sister station BBC Radio Sussex. However the station was to little more in the way of promotion thereafter. Over its two years on air BBC Radio Surrey struggled to build an audience, in fact audience figures reached a maximum of only 29,000, or 7 per cent reach. One factor in this was that the output was broadcast by only one transmitter at Guildford, covering West Surrey on 104.6 FM, another was the fact that the countys ILR stations were already long-established, making it difficult for the new station to establish itself. John Terrett hosted the breakfast show from launch, which featured regular reports from the stations own dedicated travel presenter Christina King, the joint output avoided mentioning the name of either station, instead full use was made of split jingles. Charles Carroll, Mike Carson and Radio Sussexs Stewart Macintosh were the usual stand-ins, in the early days Christina King also presented travel reports during this show as well. In October 1992, John Terrett and Claire Paul left, so Stewart Macintosh took over the show and Tim Humphrey moved to breakfast. Jonathan Wills, later a presenter on ITVs London Tonight, joined the station, first as a presenter, before moving on to news reading. During 1993 Phil Kennedy became a regular stand-in on BBC Radio Surreys Drivetime and lunchtime shows, following schedule changes in July 1993, BBC Radio Surrey was gradually wound down. From September the station was identified on air as BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, the merger was complete on 7 January 1994 when BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey officially became a single station
3. County Sound Radio (1566 AM) – County Sound Radio was a commercial radio station covering Surrey and north-east Hampshire. It is now broadcast as Eagle Extra on 1566 MW and 91.5 FM, County Sound Radio was launched on 4 April 1983 by Frank Muir on 203 MW and 96.6 FM, broadcasting from The Friary shopping centre in Guildford. In 1986 the FM frequency was changed to 96.4 FM, the FM transmitter is on the Hogs Back, while the AM transmitter, shared with Absolute Radio, is next to the railway line in Farncombe, opposite Broadwater School. County Sound was originally only on air 6am until 9pm, then midnight, with extensions to 5am and 1am. The original line-up included Phil Miles at Breakfast, Paul Owens, Sarah Lucas after lunch, nigel Williams presented the evening show called 96.6. Norman Cunningham was the company Chairman, David Lucas was the launch Managing Director, the following year Powell became Programme Director. When Lucas left in 1986 to become Managing Director of Ocean Sound, County Sound was noted for its long news programmes called County World at lunchtime and 6pm. The County Sound Radio theme was written by board member Les Reed with the slogan The One, the lyrics to the County Sound song were, Here comes the morning, its a brand new day. Open up your heart, and you let a little sunshine through, with County Sound. Well always be here, each and every day, where ever youre going, were going your way. Come with us and ride the airwaves discover something new, on County Sound - the one, County Sound, the one and only one for you. County Sounds mascot was Brewster the Mouse, often seen at fetes, fairs and shows in Surrey and North East Hampshire. As part of a property deal, the station moved most of its departments from its purpose-built studios on top of Guildfords Friary Shopping Centre to a new building in nearby Woking. However, a small facility remained in the Friarys food court where shoppers could look directly into the on-air studio, in 1991 the group merged with Radio Mercury to form the listed plc, Allied Radio plc. FM frequencies 102.7 &96.4 broadcast Radio Mercury, the West Surrey Mercury included programming made from a studio at County Sounds original home - the Friary shopping centre in Guildford. West Surrey had its own dedicated programming on Monday to Friday from 6am till 6. 30pm, all other programming was networked from Mercurys Crawley HQ. Haslemere also had its own breakfast show, on 97. 1FM, County Sound became the name of the AM service on 1476 and 1521, but it wasnt like the County Sound listeners knew and County Sound changed names once more in 1993 to become Mercury Extra. 1521 eventually became part of the Gold network until Global Media handed the licence back to OFCOM in early 2011, a news magazine programme The South Tonight was broadcast on weekdays at 6. 30pm on Mercury and County Sound
4. Heart Sussex – Heart Sussex is an Independent Local Radio station which is owned by Global Radio and plays commercial, chart-oriented popular music. On 17 September 2008, it was announced that Southern FM was one of 30 local radio stations to face a re-brand to Heart within the next 18 months, Southern FM was rebranded as Heart Sussex on 22 June 2009. The station launched as Southern Sound from the converted Rothbury Cinema in Franklin Road, the head of news at launch was Paul Woodley with a reporting team including Andy Steggall, Sue Trimingham, Sue Maskell, John Worthington, Andrew Winter and Cornelius Lysaght. At the launch of the station, Southern Sound broadcast only to Brighton, in 1987, transmissions were extended to Lewes, Newhaven and Seaford. Then on 5 February 1989, the station won a new licence for East Sussex too, initially running split programming for East and West Sussex, the station now only splits for commercial breaks. In 1994 the Radio Authority merged the two licences to become one official ILR licence, Heart Sussex has taken over Mercurys frequencies, on both the Reigate and Horsham transmitters. On 21 June 2010, Global Radio announced plans to merge Heart Sussex, the newly merged Heart Sussex and Surrey station began broadcasting from Brighton on 26 July 2010. The merged Heart brought the addition of an additional sub-station, Heart Crawley & Surrey operates operationally separately, sales are dealt with by a separate team - they may be based in Brighton in the near future though. In addition, to this Heart Crawley & Surrey also has a different website, on air though, both stations broadcast/simulcast the same core coverage with the exception of adverts. Mercury FM and Heart have now completed the switchover and for the time being are operating out of both addresses, Official site - Heart Sussex Official site - Heart Sussex for Crawley & Surrey
5. Heart Sussex and Surrey – Heart Sussex and Surrey is a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network. It broadcasts to Sussex and Surrey from studios in the Portslade area of Brighton, the station launched on Monday 26 July 2010 as a result of a merger between Heart Sussex and Mercury FM. In addition, Southern Sound ran a separate broadcasting service for East Sussex from February 1989 until the Radio Authority merged the two licences for East and West Sussex to form one station. Under the ownership of Global Radio, Southern FM was rebranded as Heart Sussex on 22 June 2009 while Mercury FM retained its local identity, by this time, both stations local output had become restricted to breakfast and weekday drivetime programming only. On 21 June 2010, Global Radio announced it would merge the two stations as part of plans to restructure the Heart Network, the new station began broadcasting from Brighton on Monday 26 July 2010, with a sales office and newsroom retained in Crawley. Local programming is produced and broadcast from Hearts Brighton studios from 6-10am and 4-7pm on weekdays, 1-5pm on Saturdays, all networked programming originates from Global Radios London headquarters, including the syndicated Vodafone Big Top 40 on Sunday afternoons. The stations local presenters include Tom Evans, Nicola Hume and Jack the Lad, angela Jay and Lynsey Bartlett present on Saturday and Sunday respectively, with Chris Bailey providing cover for the weekend shifts. Heart Sussex and Surrey broadcasts hourly news bulletins from 6am-7pm on weekdays. National news updates air hourly from Globals London headquarters at all other times, Heart Sussex Heart Crawley & Surrey
6. Insanity Radio 103.2FM – Insanity Radio 103. 2FM is a community radio station broadcasting to north Surrey, England from Royal Holloway, University of London on 103. 2FM and online. It targets young people in the 15-25 age bracket, broadcasting a varied schedule of locally produced programming for up to 18 hours per day during term time, live programmes run from early morning to late evenings on weekdays, starting at a later time of 9am on weekends. Overnight, a selection of music from the stations playlists is played, in late 2013, the station reported having over 140 volunteers producing 92 weekly shows. The majority of programming during the day takes a CHR format, there are also talk-based shows which discuss current affairs. In the evenings, specialist programming covers a range of genres including Asian, Blues, Electronic, Hip hop, Rock. The station began as Royal Holloways Radio Society in 1997 after Ed Harry had sent four delegates to the annual Student Radio Conference in Edinburgh. It began broadcasting under Restricted Service Licences in 1998, allowing it to broadcast for 28 consecutive days, twice a year on different frequencies, commonly 87. 7FM. The station initially operated from a studio in a room in Royal Holloways historic Founders Building. In 1999 the station was forced to out of the Founders Building. Matt Deegan and Richard Clarke started making lists of rooms in the university that they felt were acceptable to base the radio station, all of these ideas were dismissed, except for a seminar room in the Queens Annexe. After getting the budget cleared by the Students Union it was constructed into a studio, a meeting room and a production studio. In September 2000, the station was granted a Long-term Restricted Services Licence to broadcast on low-power AM all year round on 1287 kHz, the AM transmitter on 1287 kHz closed on 1 June 2014 after a 128.7 hour marathon broadcast. Insanity moved to the new purpose built Media Suite on the top floor of the Students Union building, in late 2016, members of the technical team finished constructing a second studio, which is now live. In November 2008, Insanity Radio — led by then Station Manager Joe Friel — applied for a Community Radio Licence, the licence was granted by Ofcom in February 2010. In late 2011, Ofcom allocated the frequency 103.2 MHz to the station, two new Production Board positions — Head of Community and Head of Community — were created to reflect the stations new status as a community radio station. These positions were changed to Head of Community and Head of Community in 2013, the station is licensed to broadcast as a community radio station until March 2022. The license was renewed in November 2016 for a further 5 years. The renewal application was authored by current station managers Charlotte Mason, the station is run by an elected committee of 17 which meets weekly, known as the Production Board
7. 107.8 Radio Jackie – Radio Jackie began as a pirate station with a half-hour slot on the Helen Network. When the station folded in 1969, however, Radio Jackie took over the broadcasting on the 1525 kHz frequency and it changed frequency several times, settling on 1332 kHz in 1978 when the new European frequency guidelines were implemented. From February 1971, it also broadcast on FM on 94.4 MHz every Saturday evening, by the early 1980s, Radio Jackie had become a 24-hour-a-day local station with studios in Worcester Park and a shop in Morden. It employed full-time staff, was VAT-registered and had an entry in the phone directory—a very public operation for an illegal broadcaster, the station had huge public support with local borough councils and MPs supporting its wish to gain a licence. In 1972, a recording of the station was even played in the House of Commons at the stage of the Sound Broadcasting Bill. In the mid-1980s, however, new laws meant that the days of pirate stations were numbered, despite huge local protests the station ceased broadcasting on 4 February 1985. At the time it was south west Londons second most popular station, ten years after their pirate radio closedown, in 1996, Tony Collis made efforts to bring the station back as a legal broadcaster when the South-West London licence was advertised. A detailed set of plans were produced with a lot of community content, but the Radio Authority awarded Thames the licence on 107.8 FM. Over the years Thames Radio, as it was renamed, fell into financial difficulty, and in 2003. He purchased Thames Radio and Radio Jackie was relaunched on 107.8 MHz on Sunday 19 October 2003, Radio Jackie transmits with 800 watts of ERP power, using a transmitter on the top of Tolworth Tower. Although the station is for South West London and North Surrey, the RDS PS name is -JACKIE-. Radio Jackie Official Site mb21 - Tolworth Tower, Radio Jackie transmitter site
8. Kane 103.7 FM – Kane 103.7 FM, also known as Kane FM or simply Kane, is a UK not-for profit local community radio station, broadcasting on FM and online across Guildford in Surrey and in the surrounding areas. Kane FM started as a radio station in the early 1990s. The opportunity arose in 2004 to prove the demand for the service through a Restricted Service Licence and it has now grown into a non-for profit community radio station to benefit the youth of tomorrow. All profits generated are used to drive social gain and community cohesion, donations can be made online via the official website. We welcome sponsors and new advertisers, please contact Kane FM through the web site, on 24 February 2010 Ofcom awarded Kane FM with a Community Radio Licence. Kane FM officially begun broadcasting in October 2011 on 103. 7FM, on 6 January 2010 Kane FM secured funding and on 19 August 2010 were awarded a grant from the National Lottery to enable the construction of the new broadcasting studios and production office. Kane FM begun broadcasting officially – live and legally – less than two months later, through advertising bi-hourly between shows, Kane FM also receive local sponsorship from businesses and trades in and around the Guildford area. Official Website, KaneFM. com Ofcom,200 Community Radio Stations Now On Air
9. Mercury FM – Mercury FM was a radio station in the Surrey and Sussex area of the United Kingdom that was founded on 20 October 1984 and closed on 25 July 2010. The station broadcast on FM97.5 MHz in Horsham and 102.7 MHz in East Surrey and Crawley and later merged with Heart Sussex to form Heart Sussex, Radio Mercury began airing on 20 October 1984, on 103.6 FM and 1521 AM. A year later, the FM frequency changed to 97.5 in Horsham and 102.7 in East Surrey and Crawley, in 1991 the station merged with County Sound Radio in Guildford to form the Allied Radio plc. It also became known as The Breeze, until the Classic Gold Network took over the AM licence of 1521 kHz, Mercury was renamed Mercury FM after the takeover of the group by GWR, later GCap Media. Before that Mercury lost the County Sound region again, and Eagle Radio took the Surrey 96. 4fm transmitter, the station was incorporated into GCaps One Network of stations, until the merger between GCap and Chrysalis Radio, forming Global Radio. As part of this merger, many of the former One Network stations were rebranded and reformatted under the Heart network. However it was decided that given the proximity of Mercurys coverage area to the existing Heart 106.2 station, it would retain its identity and it was announced, that Mercury FM would become part of the Heart Network. The newly merged Heart Sussex and Surrey launched on Monday 26 July 2010 with the very last Mercury FM programme broadcast the day beforehand, currently, sales operations continue to be run from Crawley
10. Premier Christian Radio – Premier Christian Radio is a British Christian radio station, part of Premier which is in turn wholly owned by the charity Premier Christian Media Trust. Premier Christian Radio broadcasts Christian programming including news, debate, teachings, Premier Christian Radio was founded in 1994, broadcasting exclusively on medium wave to a Greater London audience when it also began its telephone counselling service, Lifeline. It took the air at a party in Battersea Park. A series of magazine titles then joined, the charity currently produces Premier Christianity, Premier Youthwork, Premier Childrenswork and Christian Marketplace. In 2001, Premier Christian Radio received a warning from the Radio Authority for broadcasting items that were offensive to people of other. A yellow card warning was issued, recognising that Premier had acknowledged its errors, in the months of April to July 2014 Premier Christian Radio reached its biggest-ever audience in its near twenty years history. RAJAR figures showed a weekly reach for the period of 240,700 people in London and the South East of England and this boost followed on from a rebranding exercise in the beginning of 2014, and a new website which included listen-again features and breaking news. Premier Christian Radio was at first only available on medium wave in London and it later added broadcasts on the internet, Freeview channel 725, Sky Digital, Virgin Media and London DAB - a national DAB broadcast was added later. In 2006, the group launched Premier. tv, one of the first Christian IPTV channels in the UK. In August 2009, Premier achieved its target of meeting the £650,000 yearly fee to broadcast on the national Digital One DAB multiplex, Premier Gospel was launched as a DAB spin-off station in 2010, taking the London DAB slot vacated by the parent services move to D1. A second sister station, Premier Praise, playing contemporary Christian pop and rock, launched on 27 March 2016 as part of the Sound Digital national DAB multiplex. It will be available on SDL alongside the core Premier service, Premier Christian Radios supporters come from many different Christian denominations, including those from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Methodist and Pentecostal churches. In 2004 The Times placed Premier Christian Radio at number one in a chart of the most upmarket stations based upon the percentage of its audience that is ABC1. In the quarter ending June 2010 the station was receivable by 10,983,000 people,143,000 listened, Premier Christian Media Trust, registered charity no.287610
11. Radio Lollipop – Radio Lollipop is a charitable organization providing a care, comfort, play and entertainment service for children in hospital. Radio Lollipop was founded in 1978 at Queen Marys Hospital for Children in Surrey, England, the station made its first broadcast on 5 May 1979, when the very first Radio Lollipop went on-air. Following the success of this first station in 1980 the International Year of the Child Committee provided funding to develop Radio Lollipops in other British hospitals. Over time emphasis shifted from the station to volunteers spending time on wards entertaining children in person, by playing games, doing arts and crafts. However the radio, with programming and often presenting on-air. Programming consists of on-air Presenter-banter with children, interspersed with request songs, in most hospitals the programme is wired to speakers in wards, rather than actually broadcast, however a central studio, with on-air Presenters, open to children provides a focal point and base. There is a project under-way to carry feed from other hospitals in different time throughout the day. Radio Lollipop is run entirely by volunteers, and usually operates in the evenings. In 1985 the first Radio Lollipop outside the UK was started in Perth, Western Australia, from these beginnings the organisation has expanded to hospitals in the east coast of Australia, New Zealand and America. It originally broadcast radio from and held sessions in a former Jubilee line tube train that was craned into the hospital
12. Time 106.6 – Time 106.6 was a local commercial radio station for Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor. Time played a variety of music from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and today, the station was available on FM on 106.6 MHz and online The station launched as Star FM in 1993, managed by Valerie Handley. It operated out of studios at Radio House in Southall during this time, in January 2014, Time 106.6 and its sister stations entered Administration, and were acquired for an estimated £2m on 4 February 2014 by Lyca Media II Ltd, a subdivision of Lycamobile. The station has retained its branding as Time 106. 6FM, Time 106. 6FM broadcast live output 24 hours a day. Traffic & travel news was from INRIX read by Gary Scott on the Breakfast show & Nicola Richards at Drivetime, the News programming was sourced locally & read by James Brydges and Kirsty Manley. Some bulletins were from Sky News, reach, It was listened to by 16,000 people each week. Hours, Each listener tuned in for 3.0 hours per week - a total of 50,000, share, In its area, it had a 1. 1% market share. Rajar The station ceased broadcasting at 8pm on 15 October 2015. Due to unforeseen circumstances with the transmitter and aerial, Time 106.6 was broadcasting from a temporary studio, at the Queensmere shopping centre in Slough with plans for permanent studios to be built in the centre. Time 107.5 Time 106.6 station website