The Beach (radio station)
|City of license||Lowestoft, Suffolk|
|Broadcast area||North Suffolk and East Norfolk|
Just great songs for the East Coast.Made on the East Coast for the East Coast.
|Frequency||103.4 MHz & 97.4 MHz FM, and DAB|
|First air date||29 September 1996|
|Audience share||15% (December 2009, )|
|Owner||East Anglian Radio Corp|
The Beach is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting to North Suffolk and East Norfolk. It broadcasts from studios on Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk from a transmitter located nearby at Mobbs Way, Oulton Broad on 103.4 FM and on 97.4FM from a transmitter located at a water tower in Blythburgh, Suffolk. A transmitter is also located at Haven Bridge House in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk which also broadcasts on 97.4 FM, as well as digitally through the Norwich multiplex.
In 1993 and 1994, three RSL licenses in Lowestoft were operated and run by local radio volunteers, including some freelance radio professionals, with proceeds being donated to local charities. The station was called "Lowestoft Town Radio" (LTR-fm). LTR presenters included Martyn Lee, Steve Smart and Matthew Schofield. Following these successful 30 day trial broadcasts, along with similar efforts in Great Yarmouth, The Radio Authority (now OFCOM) created a new license for the area. They granted the license to the group behind the LTR, re-branded as "The Beach".
The station is currently owned by The Anglian Radio Group
- MB21 Transmitter Gallery - Oulton
- MB21 Transmitter Gallery - Blythburgh Water Tower
- MB21 Transmitter Gallery - Great Yarmouth
- The Beach
- MDS975's Coverage Map
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