Sunshine 855

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Sunshine Radio
Broadcast area South Shropshire, north Herefordshire and north Worcestershire
Frequency 105.9FM, 855KHz AM & Online
First air date 1 October 1992[1]
Format Contemporary
Owner Murfin Music International
Sister stations Sunshine Radio (Hereford)

Sunshine Radio is a local radio station, based in Ludlow, Shropshire. The station currently serves south Shropshire, north Herefordshire and north Worcestershire.

History[edit]

The original station transmitted on 855 AM in Shropshire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire and played music from the 60s to the present day, along with features, local news, sport, weather and travel information.

After a spell on air as a pirate radio station in the 1980s, the station went on air officially on 1 October 1992, after a company was formed, under the name of South Shropshire Communications Ltd. Before being owned by Laser Broadcasting, Sunshine Radio 855 was operated by Murfin Media Ltd, who are now again in ownership of the station. Sunshine 855 is now known as Sunshine Radio, forming part of a family of stations broadcasting under the same name with FM services in Hereford and Monmouth.

In 1992, Sunshine 855 boss James Harding purchased an old Wolseley classic car, which was painted up bright yellow with the station's livery. It was aptly named the "Sunshine Radiomobile", and DJ's such as Jeff Brown, and Mark Edwards dared to venture out with it, as it frequently broke down coming back from a gig.[citation needed]

In 2013 Sunshine Radio won a broadcasting licence to take the Ludlow version of the station onto the FM band. The South Shropshire station can be heard on both 105.9 FM and 855 AM, whilst the Herefordshire and Monmouth stations are on 106.2, 107 and 107.8 FM. The Hereford 106.2 FM frequency can be received in Ludlow.

Present day[edit]

The South Shropshire and Hereford & Monmouth stations are separate stations and have their own locally produced shows, news and adverts for the area they cover. This makes it unique as the majority of stations with the same owner just broadcast the same station from one location. Sunshine produces two separate stations.[citation needed]

The Ludlow studio is located on the Burway Trading Estate, just off Bromfield Road in the north of Ludlow.

Transmitting stations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media UK - Sunshine 855". Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  2. ^ mb21 Villa Farm

Coordinates: 52°22′36″N 2°43′26″W / 52.3766°N 2.7240°W / 52.3766; -2.7240