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Nation Radio North East launches on 1 May 2024

From 1 May 2024 Sun FM Radio will become Nation Radio North East with an expanded coverage area and new programme line up.

Nation Radio expands across North East England

Fast growing UK radio station Nation Radio is coming soon  to the airwaves of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Darlington and Sunderland.

Nation Radio has announced plans to expand its service to North East England, replacing Sun FM Radio on FM across Sunderland, County Durham and Darlington.

Nation Radio North East will also be available on DAB in Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Middlesbrough and Redcar as well as the Nation Player mobile app.

Nation Radio North East launches on 1st May 2024.

Nation Radio’s sister stations in Wales and Scotland recently announced record audiences, powered by its broad music mix and combination of well-known national and popular local broadcasters.

Amongst the on air line up are one of the region’s most established morning presenters Simon Grundy, former Metro Radio presenters Russ Williams and Greg Burns, and ex Network Chart and Capital presenter Neil Fox.  

Russ Williams said: “I loved my time in the North East – such a great part of the country. It’s fantastic to be back.”

Simon Grundy said: “After broadcasting across Sunderland for over 25 years, I’m looking forward to waking up the wider North East region from May.”

Nation’s Chairman Jason Bryant said; “Strong, national brands are increasingly important in commercial radio. Nation Radio competes with and often beats other national brands in markets across the UK. Its roll out to the North East is an important moment in our development. “

Nation Radio North East launches on May 1st and will be available on FM in Sunderland, Durham and Darlington, on DAB Digital Radio from Newcastle to Middlesbrough, on the Nation Player website and Nation Player mobile phone app.


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