Local pop music radio station for County Durham, Darlington, and North Yorkshire.
|106.8 FM||Bishop Auckland|
|10C DAB mono||North Yorkshire|
|Online Stream – Listen Live Here|
Genre: Pop Music.
|Monday to Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|12pm to 6.30am: Aidan Thompson||12pm to 6.30am: Rathergood Overnights with Tall Tim||12pm to 6.30am: Rathergood Overnights with Tall Tim|
|6.30am to 10am: Breakfast with Lizzie Crow||6.30am to 10am: Craig Andrews||6.30am to 10am: Craig Andrews|
|10am to 2pm: Rathergood Workday with Craig Andrews||10am to 2pm: Tall Tim||10am to 2pm: Tall Tim|
|2pm to 6pm: Drivetime with Tall Tim||2pm to 6pm: Lizzie Crow||2pm to 6pm: Lizzie Crow|
|6pm to 9pm: Evening Show with Cleo||6pm to 9pm: Cleo||6pm to 9pm: Cleo|
|9pm to 12am: Late Show with Craig Andrews||9pm to 12am: Rathergood Robot (automated music)||9pm to 12am: Rathergood Robot (automated music)|
Launched on the 1st August 2017.
Telephone: 01325 952900 (Darlington Studios)
Text: 81400 – start text with ‘Radio’
Address: Radio House, 11 Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7BJ
Owner: View TV Group
Updated: 01/02/2018 – Review below does not reflect the recent new schedule.
Station is improving all the time. New weekday evening and late night shows are great (although I still don’t actually know the name of the person doing 9pm to midnight), and the station is playing a wider variety music, yet still being a focused hits based station.
Craig, Darren, and Wes are still fantastic presenters, and they understand the local area well.
Local news and the Events Guide have now returned to the website, and the station retains it’s local feel (much better than Metro or TFM). Nearly all adverts are from local businesses. News now entirely done by the external provider Radio Newshub, and although the local segment is a little too short for my liking, the news bulletins are concise and easy to follow.
102.8FM is now operational again, although now from a different location 10 miles east, so I can no longer receive Rathergood on FM, but I continue to listen on-line. Thanks also to Jamie Branson the station owner for keeping me updated on the progress of the 102.8 transmitter.
Overall: 9 out of 10.