BBC Radio Newcastle

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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 playedJoy Crookes, Ed Sheeran, AdeleRadiomonitor
Audience figures247,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched2 January 1971
Former namesBBC Radio 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.


Alfie Joey Presenter
Anna Foster Presenter
Charlie Charlton Presenter
Chris Donald Presenter
Doug Morris Managing Editor
Gilly Hope Presenter
Ingrid Hagemann Presenter
Jamie Wilkinson Presenter
Jon Harle Presenter
Kathy Secker Presenter
Marian Foster Presenter
Martin Emmerson Presenter
Matthew Raisbeck Presenter
Michael Poulter Presenter
Nick Roberts Presenter
Nick Barnes Presenter
Paddy MacDee Presenter
Railton Howes Presenter
Rebecca O'Neill Presenter
Rik Martin Head of News
Simon Pryde Presenter
Simon Logan Presenter
Steffen Peddie Presenter
Stephanie Finnon Presenter
Steve Woodhall BBC Local Radio Music Manager
Sue Sweeney Presenter

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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