BBC Radio Newcastle

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You can hear BBC Radio Newcastle on DAB Digital Radio, FM, Radioplayer UK and online

Facts and stats

BBC Radio Newcastle is the BBC local radio station for Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and northern County Durham.

From January 2021, a temporary pop-up sister station Radio Sunderland is on-air from 0600-1400 on DAB Digital Radio and BBC Sounds until March 2021.

Editorial areaTyne and Wear, Northumberland & Northern Co. Durham
Most playedTeddy Swims, Noah Kahan, Lewis CapaldiRadiomonitor
Launched2 January 1971
Former namesBBC Radio Newcastle
BBC Newcastle

Contact BBC Radio Newcastle

Postal addressBroadcasting Centre
Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1RN
+44 191 232 4141
+44 191 232 6565
Official website

Social media

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Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.


Anna Foster Presenter
Dan Thorpe Station Manager
Gilly Hope Presenter
John Guy Presenter
Kelly Scott Presenter
Marian Foster Presenter
Martin Emmerson Presenter
Matthew Raisbeck Presenter
Michael Poulter Presenter
Nick Roberts Presenter
Nick Barnes Presenter
Railton Howes Presenter
Rebecca O'Neill Presenter
Rik Martin Head of News
Simon Pryde Presenter
Simon Logan Presenter
Steffen Peddie Presenter

…at BBC

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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