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Photos by Joshua Sadler Page last updated: 2016-02-02
Wrekenton Tyne & Wear
NGR: NZ274598 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 4: 603 kHz
  Radio Newcastle: 1458 kHz 
Ind. National Radio: Absolute Radio: 1215 kHz  Talk Sport: 1071 kHz 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments:

It's impossible to get close to the site due to a muddy field and the extremely secure nature of the place. It has a 8ft high security fencing around the entire length of the perimeter and further 10ft high security fences with barbed wire round the mast bases and stay anchors. The site is also covered by 2 CCTV cameras on the corners of the main control room which yes, you guessed it, are fenced in also!

Wrekenton entered service with the frequency changes of 15th March 1950 as an unattended dual programme station carrying the Light Programme on 1214 kHz and the Third Programme on 647 kHz.

30/9/1967 1214 kHz reassigned to Radio 1.

2/9/1972 Radio Newcastle added on 1457 kHz.

23/11/1978 1214 kHz changed to 1215 kHz and reassigned to Radio 3. 647 kHz changed to 603 kHz and reassigned to Radio 4. 1457 kHz changed to 1458 kHz.

28/2/1992 Radio 3 on 1215 kHz closed.

30/4/1993 INR2 (Virgin Radio) launches on 1215 kHz.

14/2/1995 INR3 (Talk Radio) added on 1071 kHz.















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