About radio

BBC Newcastle Radio is a local station of BBC Radio 5 Live. It was founded in 2 January 1971. Station owned by British Broadcasting Corporation and broadcasts mainly in news format.

Slogan: "The sound of the North East, and all the music you love"

Format: news, talk, pop music.

First air date: 2 January 1971

City: Newcastle upon Tyne

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Sunderland, north east County, Durham, Northumberland


BBC Radio Newcastle broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Newcastle upon Tyne 95.4 FM
  • Chatton 96.0 FM
  • Fenham 104.4 FM
  • Newton 103.7 FM