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Sun FM

Local pop music radio station which broadcasts to Sunderland and Wearside. Strong commitments to local news, events, sports, and other information.

Most output is produced from within the coverage area, with some programmes produced specifically for the station from outside the coverage area.


Frequency Coverage Area
103.4 FM Sunderland and Wearside


Schedule under construction and subject to change.

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12am to 6am: The Nighshift 12am to 6am: 1am to 6am: 1am to 6am:
6am to 11am: Simon and Lauren at Breakfast 6am to 11am: Simon and Lauren at Breakfast 6am to 9am: Saturday Breakfast with Mike Nicholson 6am to 9am: Sunday Breakfast with Tim West
11am to 3pm: Sean Gerrard 11am to 3pm: Sean Gerrard 9am to 2pm: Dave Sherwood 9am to 1pm: Dave Sherwood
3pm to 7pm: Big Drive Home with Tim West 3pm to 7pm: Big Drive Home with Tim West

Local Programming and Automation

The weekday breakfast and drivetime shows are both produced from the stations studios in Sunderland. Other daytime and evening shows are produced from other Nation Broadcasting studios, but specifically for Sun FM (ie. not shared with other stations). Automation is restricted to overnights only, and some weekend shows may be pre-recorded.

Scott's Radio Site views this station as a good example of a local commercial radio station. Peak-time local programmes on the station exceed that of other stations in the area, and the other shows from outside broadcast area but specific to the station are a reasonable compromise.


Launched in 1990s. Was owned by UKRD, but sold to Nation Broadcasting in 2018.

Contact Details


Website: www.sun-fm.com

Owner: Nation Broadcasting