2BE Belfast

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2BE (Defunct)
City of license Belfast
Broadcast area Northern Ireland
Frequency 689 kHz (initially)
Format News, information, entertainment
Owner British Broadcasting Company,
British Broadcasting Corporation

2BE was the call sign of the first official radio station to broadcast in Northern Ireland. Operated by the British Broadcasting Company (later the British Broadcasting Corporation), it started transmissions from Belfast on 15 September 1924 using a wavelength of 435 m.

In 1936 the station was subsumed into the Northern Ireland Regional Programme, later to become the Northern Ireland Home Service, and then BBC Radio 4 Northern Ireland. 2BE's successor station today is BBC Radio Ulster.

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