Radio Norwich 99.9

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Note: not to be confused with the Alan Partridge parody Radio Norwich.
Radio Norwich 99.9
Designed by "Creative Sponge"
Broadcast area Norwich
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date 29 June 2006
Format Contemporary
Owner Celador

Radio Norwich 99.9 is a British radio station in Norwich, Norfolk.


The station was part of Tindle Radio Group, former owners of neighbouring North Norfolk Radio and 103.4 The Beach. The station was known as Crown FM during its 28-day trial RSL broadcasts.

Crown FM began broadcasting trials on 3 July 1999 using a restricted service licence on 107.3 MHz FM via a mast at Mousehold Heath.

Further RSLs took place in the 28 days leading up to Christmas in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and from 26 April to 23 May 2003.

The British communications regulator, Ofcom, advertised a permanent licence for the area on 8 December 2004. On the closing date of 9 March 2005, Crown FM was one of five bidders, with Lite FM Norwich (from Forward Media), Norwich 99.9 FM (from Wireless Group), NRG fm (from local interests, including Archant Regional) and Today FM (from UKRD Group).

Ofcom announced on 9 June 2005 that Crown FM had won the licence for 12 years.[1]

The station began test transmissions on 31 May 2006 for four weeks from a transmitter at Stoke Holy Cross near Poringland in Norfolk, using 500 Watts ERP.

The station opened on 29 June 2006 under the name 99.9 Radio Norwich with the slogan The New Number For Norwich.

Tom Kay opened the station at 8.30am with Chic's 1979 single "Good Times".

Programming and Presenters[edit]

From 9 January 2017, all programming is shared with North Norfolk Radio and The Beach (radio station) - Celedor's ambition to merge the stations.

Current Presenters:

  • Weekday Breakfast; "Rob Chandler at Breakfast, with".
  • Daytime; Kevin Ford (Sep 2017 to Present)
  • Weekday Drive Home; "The Drive Home, with Chris Marston"
  • Weekday Evening: Lucy Ambache "The Wind Down" (Sep 2017 to Present).
  • Weekday Late Night: Tony Wright "When The Lights Go Down, with One Pharmacy" (2017 - Present).
  • Sat Lunch: Mark Franklin; "Classic Countdown" (Summer 2017 - Present).
  • Sat Evening: Craig Wright; Saturday Night At The Movies (2017 - Present)
  • Easy Sunday: Nick Morrell (Sep 2017 to Present)
  • Easy Sunday: David Perry (Sep 2017 to Present)
  • Sunday Afternoon: Paul Carter (2017—present).
  • Weekend Wind-Down; Kevin Ford (Sep 2017 to Present)

Previous Presenters:

  • Tim Lindon;
  • Joff Hopkins;
  • Natasha Sims; 90s, 00s and Now: Weekend Afternoons
  • Dom Atkins and Carli Norris (2017); Saturday Daytimes
  • Wayne Bavin; Wake Up to Wayne (January and February 2017)

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official website
  • [2] Station Owners Website
  • [3] Stoke Holy Cross Transmitter
  • Media UK

Coordinates: 52°37′42″N 1°17′56″E / 52.628452°N 1.299005°E / 52.628452; 1.299005

  1. ^ "99.9 Radio Norwich goes live – RadioToday". Retrieved 2017-11-18.