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Durham Radio

Durham Radio is a local pop music station broadcasting to County Durham.

Features a locally produced breakfast show (shared with Alpha Radio), and networked programming from Imagine Radio in Manchester, with opt outs for local news, travel and weather.


Frequency Coverage Area
102.8 FM County Durham
106.8 FM (relay) Bishop Auckland


Schedule subject to change.

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
6am to 10am: Breakfast with Nick Morrell 8am to 12pm: Andy Lawson 8am to 12pm: Trevor Thomas
10am to 3pm: Daytimes with Paul Willett 12pm to 4pm: Trevor Thomas 12pm to 4pm: Andy Lawson
3pm to 7pm: Drivetime with Fiona Sadler 4pm to 6pm: Julian Chadwick 4pm to 6pm: Julian Chadwick
7pm to 11pm: Evenings with Ian Davies 6pm to 8am: Durham Radio Non-Stop 6pm to 6am: Durham Radio Non-Stop
11pm to 6am: Durham Radio Non-Stop    

Local Programming and Automation

Although lacking in locally produced hours, this station does manage to remain local through the use of news, travel, and weather opt-outs. Although most local news provision is produced in Manchester, local bulletins are clearly defined, and easy to follow.

As the license area and owning group are small, the level of networking is more justifiable, and the station still manages to provide more local content than some other network stations broadcasting in the area. Automation is limited to overnight programming.

Therefore, the station is deemed to meet the Scott's Radio Site's requirements for inclusion within the Station Guide.


Launched July 1st 2019. Frequencies previously carried Rathergood Radio, and before that Star Radio North East.

Contact Details

Website: www.durhamradiouk.com

Owner: Helius Media