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NE1fm

NE1fm
NameNE1fm
CityUnited Kingdom UK - Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom UK - Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead (FM)
Worldwide (Online)
SloganCommunity radio for Newcastle and Gateshead
Frequency102.5 MHz
RDS Name: NE1fm
First air dateJune 8, 2007
FormatCommunity radio
LanguageEnglish
OwnerTyneside

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NE1fm is an FM community radio station based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Having launched in 2007, the station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 102.5 FM, and online via its website. The station is ran on a non-profit basis, and is owned by CBIT (Community Broadcast Initiative Tyneside Ltd), whom had previously ran a number of RSL broadcasts in the area, and besides from a Business Development Officer is operated entirely by volunteers. NE1fm was awarded a five-year community broadcast licence by Ofcom in 2006.

NE1fm carries a wide variety of content, catering for both mainstream and niche musical genres, and also broadcasts interviews, hourly news updates, and sports, talk and comedy-based shows. NE1fm has enabled more than 100 different shows to broadcast in its time on year, with a small number of long-running shows also. The station also frequently broadcasts live music from a variety of venues across the area, and operates open access programming to allow one-off broadcasts by local volunteers and community groups.

NE1fm's name is a play on the postcode district , which covers Newcastle upon Tyne, in addition to the station's community radio status where "anyone" can broadcast and/or help out with the station's operation.


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