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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

WROTHAM

Photos by David Foord

Located just off the M20 in Kent, Wrotham is the main BBC FM National Radio transmitter for the south-east of England.

The site was purpose-built for radio in 1955 and has never broadcast any television services, as these came from Crystal Palace and now also Bluebell Hill.

Wrotham was also home to a (BBC/NGW) maintenance team which takes care of both tv and radio transmitters across the South-East. (is this still the case?)

In addition to the five national FM services Wrotham also transmits the BBC local station for Kent. At one time it also broadcast BBC Radio London on 95.3 MHz. In a reshuffle of frequencies in preparation for the introduction of ILR in 1972 Radio London's frequency changed to 94.9. after which the station became GLR and its transmissions were transferred from Wrotham to Crystal Palace. 

Click here for David Foord's ful-size image   < Click on this tiny little image (extreme left) for a detailed (1220 x 5110) close-up of the mast compiled from three of David Foord's photo images. Click here for Phillip Palmer's full-size image

And Phillip Palmer has done the same thing with three of his! >

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