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NECR (North East Community Radio) is a broadcast radio station based in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. NECR was awarded an Independent Local Radio Licence in 1993 and started broadcasting in 1994. The station is a totally independent radio station which is accountable to a small local board of directors. NECR broadcasts from a studio on School Road in Kintore (8 miles (13 km) north west of Aberdeen) the studio is referred to on air and in the address as "the very nice shed" or "the shed". NECR serves an area of some 7,000 square miles (18,000 km2) in the North East of Scotland.
The station is currently being advertised on air as being for sale as the owner wishes to retire.
The frequencies are 102.1 in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas NECR can also be picked up online through the website . The station can be received in North East Scotland on 97.1FM, 101.9FM, 102.6FM, 103.2FM and 106.4FM depending on location. Aberchirder 103.2 It is also available on DAB from the Aberdeen Multiplex, however the stream is 64kbps mono only.
The daily programming includes The Breakfast Show, The Mid Morning/Early Afternoon Show, The Afternoon Show, and Drivetime. Competitions regularly feature including The Brekky Brainteaser, Guess the Intro and The Afternoon Quiz. The programmes are presented in an informal rolling format and all programmes are conducted live.
The station features a range of music from 50's and 60's music to current hits. NECR also features national & local news and a variety of local interest items such as the Lamb Bank, Farming Focus (during the breakfast show), The Pet File (for lost and found pets) and Recruitment Classifieds (job advertisements from local companies). The station broadcasts live programmes between 6am and 10pm with automated music broadcast throughout the night.
The station has a series of specialist programmes in the evening such as the "Ceilidh Hour" and Country Jambouree.
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