Sun FM Takes Over in Durham and Darlington

Helius Media have sold the licenses for Alpha Radio (Darlington) and Durham Radio to Nation Broadcasting, the owners of Sun FM. The frequencies are now relaying Sun FM, although it is not clear if this is with any opt outs for news and adverts. This is yet another change for listeners to 102.6, 102.8, 103.2…Read moreRead more

More Info on the Sam FM Bristol Application

Nation Broadcasting have applied for the license currently held by Sam FM Bristol, under the name of Jack FM. Sam FM broadcasts to the Bristol area on 106.5 FM, and is owned by Celador, who have also submitted a bid to renew their license. Sam FM first launched as Original 106.5 FM in 2007, but…Read moreRead more

22/07/2018: News Round Up

Here are some of the stories from the past two weeks: Community radio station 88.3 Centreforce has joined DAB in London, broadcasting on the London 2 multiplex, using the newer DAB+ format at 32 kbps. Encore Radio appears to have left the North Yorkshire DAB multiplex. Reports are conflicting with the Frequency Finder website having…Read moreRead more

21/06/2018: News Round Up

The latest radio stories: Sun FM has a new red and white logo, with matches the corporate style of it’s new owner, Nation Broadcasting. The new logo is on the Facebook and twitter pages, but the Sun FM website still retains the previous logo and colour scheme. Ofcom are inviting applications for new community radio…Read moreRead more

Nation Broadcasting has Acquired Sun FM

Local commercial radio station Sun FM, covering Sunderland and Wearside, has been acquired by Nation Broadcasting. Nation Broadcasting own Nation Radio, and some local stations in Wales. Sun FM was previously owned by UKRD, who own a number of small local radio stations across England. The follows a period of expansion by Nation Broadcasting, who…Read moreRead more

North East Radio Presenter Pete Clough Passes Away

On Saturday Night, Simon Grundy, Content Controller at UKRD’s Sun FM announced the sad news that former presenter Pete Clough had died earlier that day. Pete began working as a DJ in 1991, working in youth clubs and discos, before covering a number of programmes with Century, Alpha 103.2, Star Radio, and Sun FM. He…Read moreRead more

Sun FM to Celebrate 20th Years of the Simon Grundy Breakfast Show

Sun FM are celebrating 20 years of the Simon Grundy Breakfast Show with a night at the Roker Hotel on Friday 11th May from 7pm to 12am – with special guests We Love the 90’s. Tickets are on sale at, for £10 inlcuding a welcome drink and buffet. Last year Sun FM celebrated another…Read moreRead more