Star Radio North East

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Star Radio (North East)
Star Radio Logo
City Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire
Broadcast area Tees Valley, County Durham, North Yorkshire
Frequency FM:
102.3 MHz (Thirsk)
102.6 MHz (Richmond)
102.8 MHz (County Durham)
103.2 MHz (Darlington)
103.5 MHz (Northallerton)
106.8 MHz (Bishop Auckland)
First air date 2009
Format Adult contemporary music
Owner UKRD Group
Website Star Radio North East

Star Radio North East is an Independent Local Radio station serving Darlington, County Durham, Northallerton, Richmond, Thirsk and surrounding areas. It is owned and operated by UKRD Group and broadcasts from studios at Radio House in Darlington.


Following UKRD's take over of The Local Radio Company, Star Radio North East was launched on 2 November 2009 formed when the new owners merged Alpha 103.2, Minster Northallerton and Durham FM into one station.[1] Originally, the Alpha name was to be used making the stations Alpha Northallerton and Alpha Durham.[2]


All of Star Radio North East's programming is produced and broadcast from its Darlington studios. Presenter-led programming airs from 6am-2pm and 3-7pm on weekdays, 6am-2pm and 3-6pm on Saturdays and 6am-2pm and 3-7pm on Sunday. All other output is automated.[3]


Star Radio North East broadcasts hourly local news bulletins from 6am-6pm on weekdays and 8am-1pm at weekends, with headlines on the half-hour during weekday breakfast and drivetime shows. National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried every hour at all other times.[4]


  1. ^ Sweney, Mark (14 May 2009). "Merger/take over details". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Alpha name change details". Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Star Radio North East public file
  4. ^ Star Radio North East public file

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Coordinates: 54°31′39″N 1°33′39″W / 54.5275°N 1.5608°W / 54.5275; -1.5608