Operated as part of the Bauer Radio Network, Metro Radio has it broadcast beams on County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. With studio in Newcastle, Metro Radio broadcast in conjunction with TFM, it sister station. Metro Radio first went on air on 15th July 1974 with the first Breakfast Show by Don Dwyer.
Metro Radio Programs
Metro Radio broadcast programmes from it Swalwell, Gatehead studios to north-East England. The radio station has a regional programming schedule alongside it sister raio station, TFM. However, all network programmes originate from the Manchester Headquarters of Hits Radio.
Even though Metro Radio share programmes with TFM, it also has its own standalone programmes in the area of news and sport. On weekdays between 6am and 10am, there’s the Steve & Karen’s Breakfast Show which is produced from the Newcastle studios.
For 40 years, Metro Radio has on air a talk show Night Owl by Alan Robson. The local news bulletins on Metro Radio is aired hourly between 6am and 7pm on weekdays, and 7am to 1pm on weekends. While there’s a national news bulletin from Sky News Radio which is aired overnight.
Metro Radio Presenters
Right from the first program by Don Dwyer, numerous presenters have worked at Metro Radio and they include; Gabby Logan, Jenny Powell, Alan Robson, Lucy Horobin, Mark Goodier, Rich Clarke, Dave Kelly, Jason King and many others. Currently, Metro Radio has on air presenters like Gemma Atkinson, Greg Burns, Alex James, James Burr, Jennie Longdon, Wes Butters, Mike Toolan, and many others.
How to Listen and Reach Metro Radio
On FM, you can listen to Metro Radio via 102.6 in Alnwick, 103.0 in Fenham, 103.2 in Hexham, 97.1 in Tyne Tunnel Relay and Newcastle Upon Tyne. You can also listen online through Metro Radio website.
Metro Radio Social Media
Metro Radio is loved on social media with a followership of about 100,000 on Facebook, and 71,000 on Twitter. Metro Radio also has a Youtube channel with about 1700 subscribers.