The Bay (radio station)

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The Bay
City of license Lancaster
Broadcast area North Lancashire and
South Cumbria
Frequency 96.9 MHz, 102.3 MHz
and 103.2 MHz
First air date 1 March 1993[1][2]
Format Contemporary
Audience share 11 % (September 2013, [3])
Owner CN Group

The Bay is a British radio station owned by the CN Group broadcasting from the city of Lancaster to the region of North Lancashire and South Cumbria, in North West England. It derives its name from the sand banks of Morecambe Bay, above which the main 96.9 MHz transmitter is located. Other transmitters are located near the Lake District towns of Windermere (102.3) and Kendal (103.2), near the A684. Shows on The Bay include: The Bay Breakfast with Danny Matthews, Through your Workday with Cooky, The Bay Drive Time with Darren Milby, 70's Saturday with Derek Marks and The Bay Sport with Clive Lee.


The Bay serves around 292,000 people with the majority of the audience being in the district of the City of Lancaster (pop. 133,914), with the largest settlement being Barrow-in-Furness (pop. c. 60,000), Lancaster (45,952), Morecambe (c. 38,900) Kendal (pop. 27,521) see also the districts of South Lakeland and the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.


On 17 June 2010, it was announced[4] that the station had won the following "Arqiva commercial radio awards 2010"

  • Station of the Year
  • Local Sales Team of the Year


Past presenters[edit]

Dave Collins (ex-Programme Controller) Lorna Bancroft Dan Beale Mark Blackman Richard Bond Ross Burrill Carlos
Kenni James (ex-Programme Controller & MD) Nigel Clarkson] Andy Cook Liz Ellis Steve Farrell Jill Flood Simon Foy
Polly Garside John Gillmore (ex-Programme Controller) Carl Greenwood Dan Harper Tom Harrison Carl Hughes
Brendan Kearney Andy Lawson Mark Leigh Ben Lucas Dave Salmon
Roy Martin Helen McGill John McKenzie Dave Miller Jon Milligan Chris Milow Ann Marie Palmer
DJ Pep[5] Dave Richards Maddie Savage Les Farmer Mike Shaft Ian "Shep" Shepherd Louise Stewart Sally Stone
John Tudor Dave Turley Lynsey Kerr Ian Calvert Amanda Wilcox Dave Worral
Rhiannon Yhnell Phil Johnson Sally Moon Pat Gibson Marc Henry John Seddon Danny Rodden

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Radio Authority Pocket Handbook. Radio Authority. June 2003. p. 33. 
  2. ^ "The Bay celebrates 20th Birthday live on air". RadioCentre website. RadioCentre. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Radio Joint Audience Research
  5. ^ Real name Johnny Pep, appeared on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me in 2011

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Coordinates: 54°03′15″N 2°48′25″W / 54.054215°N 2.806922°W / 54.054215; -2.806922