Connect Radio 106.8

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Connect FM (Peterborough)
Connect106FM.png
Broadcast area Peterborough
Frequency

106.8 FM & DAB

RDS: CONNECT
First air date July 24, 1999
Format Contemporary
Audience share 5.80% (Q3 / 2011, [1])
Owner Adventure Radio
Website www.connectfm.com

Connect FM Peterborough (formerly 106.8 Lite FM) is a United Kingdom radio station serving Peterborough, The Deepings, Crowland, Spalding, Yaxley, Whittlesey & Stamford on 106.8FM and DAB Digital Radio

History[edit]

The station launched at 10:00am on Saturday 24 July 1999 with a live outside broadcast in Cathedral Square. The first song played was 'So Good' by Boyzone.[1][2] The first scheduled programme was Saturday Sport, with Keith Hazelton & Neil Evans.

Ownership[edit]

The station is owned by Adventure Radio

On Air[edit]

The station broadcasts locally focused information and entertainment for the Peterborough area with dedicated local News, Travel News and a wide choice of music for the city. Amongst the presenters are ex Hereward Radio DJ's Mark and Liz who present the breakfast show, 80's pop star Tracie Young on mid-mornings and Murray J in the afternoon, alongside long-serving Peterborough broadcasters Carlo Fiorentino and Gregg Nunney. The transmitter is situated at Gunthorpe just off Paston Parkway and is at 100 watts of power on 106.8 FM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recording of Lite FM launch". Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Media UK - First Track Played". Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°33′35″N 0°13′49″W / 52.5598°N 0.2302°W / 52.5598; -0.2302