Compass FM

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Compass FM
Compass FM logo.png
CityGrimsby
Broadcast areaNorth East Lincolnshire
FrequencyDAB: Lincolnshire
FM: 96.4 MHz
First air date3 June 2001
FormatAdult Contemporary
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationsDearne FM
Lincs FM
Ridings FM
Rother FM
Rutland Radio
Trax FM
Webcast64 kbit/s
Websitewww.compassfm.co.uk

Compass FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham and is part of Bauer Radio.

Licence application[edit]

Three applications were received by the Radio Authority by 5 September 2000, which also included the proposed Haven FM and Southbank FM, having been first advertised in May 2000. The licence for the station was awarded on 24 November 2000.

Format[edit]

Compass FM sits within its sister station's (Lincs FM) TSA (Total Service Area) and the stations format reflects that.

Programming[edit]

Compass FM provides 24/7 programming, some of which is automated (where the presenter's links between the records are pre-recorded).[1]

Transmitter information[edit]

East Marsh flats transmitter

The 96.4 FM signal comes from a low-powered transmitter at Bevan Flats in East Marsh in north Grimsby near the A180. This transmitter also has Bauer Humberside.

Awards[edit]

Compass FM was the NTL Commercial Radio Station of the Year in 2003 (under 300,000 TSA).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public File". Compass FM. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  2. ^ Welsh, James (27 June 2003). "ntl Commercial Radio Awards roundup". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 October 2013.

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