102.6 & 106.8 Durham FM
|Broadcast area||County Durham|
|Frequency||102.8 & 106.8 MHz|
|First air date||5 December 2005|
|Owner||Local Radio Company|
Since its launch in 2005, Durham FM was owned and operated by TLRC.
In July 2009, OFCOM give permission to rename Durham FM to Alpha Durham, and sister station Minster Northallerton to Alpha Northallerton. All programmes on would be shared, except for a local breakfast show and four-hour show on Saturday and Sunday, each produced and broadcast locally. Previously, TLRC asked for Ofcom approval to move Durham FM further north to Sunderland to share facilities with Sun FM, but a decision was delayed by the regulator.
Instead, the three stations became part of UKRD's Star brand and the station's frequencies are now used to broadcast Star Radio North East which was formed when UKRD merged the services of Durham FM with Alpha 103.2 and Minster Northallerton. Until 2010, a daily local breakfast show was produced for the former Durham FM area.
- Julie Howe (News Editor)
- Louise Bostock
- Emily Bull
- Ed Turner
- "List of former station names". Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- "TLRC apply to move Durham FM to Sunderland". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- "Consultation against move to Sunderland". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- "TLRC request name change of Durham FM to Alpha Durham". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- Media UK entry for Durham FM's rajar figures prior to September 2009
- A blog about the mergers of Durham FM, Alpha Radio and Minster Northallerton[permanent dead link]
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