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Original mast

Temporary mast

New mast

Virgin opened this site on 11-Nov-1993 as a city filler on 1233kHz when it was decided that the existing network on mainly 1215kHz needed some of the holes filled. The site and equipment was owned by Virgin Radio and operated / maintained by Alice Soundtech. There were 5 sites like this (Swindon, Boston, Gatwick, Lydd and Pirbright (Guildford). Virgin later shared 3 of the sites with TalkSPORT.

Gatwick was taken off air 2 years ago (as the105.8FM service in London covers the area, and the CAA wanted the area back for use by the airport) - TalkSPORT moved to Duxhurst.

Virgin turned the sites over to NGW International in 2001 as part of the renegotiated 8 year MF contract...

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