BBC Tees


BBC Tees

Infobox Radio station
name = BBC Tees


city = Middlesbrough
area = Teesside, County Durham & North Yorkshire
branding =
slogan =
airdate = 31 December 1970
frequency = 95.0, 95.8, MHz
& DAB Digital radio
share = 6.7%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
format = Mainly local news and talk
power =
erp =
class =
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns = Radio Teesside
Radio Cleveland
owner = BBC Local Radio,
BBC North East and Cumbria
licensee =
sister_stations =
webcast =
website = http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/local_radio
affiliations =

BBC Tees is the BBC Local Radio service for the English areas of Teesside, County Durham and some of North Yorkshire. It was known as BBC Radio Cleveland until Saturday, 11th August, 2007.

History

The station was originally launched as 'Radio Teesside' at 6 pm on 31 December when Teesside Tonight, a local news programme was presented by George Lambelle 1970, it now broadcasts from its studios in Middlesbrough on 95.0 (Bilsdale West Moor), 95.8 (Whitby) FM and DAB.

It became known as Radio Cleveland on 1 April 1974, when the county of Cleveland was formed, and moved to new offices in 1983. On April 1, 1996, the county of Cleveland split into Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, and Redcar and Cleveland. These four boroughs along with nearby Darlington now form the governmental "sub-region" of Tees Valley. Also included in the main listening area is the Army's main garrison at Catterick Garrison, which is also included in the transmission area of Radio York on 104.3FM. The station recently rebranded itself as BBC Tees, a brand already associated with its 'Where I Live' website and 'BBC Bus', due to its broadcasting area no longer being associated with the name Cleveland. You can now visit the BBC Open Centre where BBC Tees is housed and enjoy live music performances, photography and art exhibitions and participate in live broadcasts. Tours of the newly refurbished radio studios take place each week and can be booked online [http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/opencentre BBC Tees.]

Transmitters

The signal on 95FM is relatively strong and comes from the 900ft Bilsdale transmitter on the North York Moors, which transmits the main television signals for Teesside and North Yorkshire, and national radio frequencies, as well as the commercial stations TFM Radio on 96.6FM, 100-102 Century FM on 100.7FM and Galaxy 105-106 on 106.4FM. Radio Cleveland has greater coverage than these independent stationsFact|date=January 2008, and reaches as far south as Doncaster and the north parts of Lincolnshire and interferes with Radio Lincolnshire on 94.9FM. The Whitby transmitter also has television, national radio, and the independent station Yorkshire Coast Radio on 103.1FM. Whitby is actually in North Yorkshire. Radio York's coastal transmitter is at Scarborough. The DAB signals come from the EMAP Teeside 11B multiplex at Eston Nab (near the A174 road) and Brusselton (near Shildon between the A68 and A6072).

You can also get the station in the Teesside, County Durham & North Yorkshire area if you have a DAB radio. If you live outside the Station's catchment area then you can still listen via the internet by going to www.bbc.co.uk/tees and clicking the listen live button.

Presenters

Former presenters

* George Lambelle First news presenter on December 31, 1970 (news, sport, "All that Jazz", "Champion Brass", winner of five awards for programming; also politics and music producer) now runs his own TV and media production company, Obsidian, in County Durham.
* Stan Laundon (presented Country Time and early news programme AM 194 -- the station's first local radio all speech programme)
* Ian Hindmarsh, news editor and industrial correspondent: now retired
* Derek Hobson, first presenter of "On the Move", the daily breakfast show: Left for ITV presentation on "New Faces)
* Eric Sumner, news reader and specialist news presenter: Joined US Broadcasting in Germany. Died 2006
* Ernie Brown, news, cinema and holiday programming presenter; retired
* Paddy McDee (general presentation and weekly pop shows)
* John Allard (sport and news)
* Stewart MacFarlane (Focus on Folk and general presentation)
* Mike Hollingworth, OB commentator, general programme presenter/producer: retired
* Diana Lamb, "Diana at Large", evening feature for local people
* Graeme Aldous, presentation specialist, including brass band and afternoon sequence programme, the" Ton Up Show". Won national award for programme promotion: Now runs his own production company
* Colin Parkes, news presentation and reporter
* Tony Baynes, breakfast and mid morning presenter; left to go into industrial work abroad
* Dave Eastwood, Breakfast Show presenter
* Adrian Allen
* Paul Anderson
* Alistair Anderson
* David Nove
* Baz Khinda
* Will Banks (now at BBC Radio Oxford)
* Trai Anfield (still presenters the weather for the BBC in the north of England)
* Anna Lee (now BBC Radio correspondent for the North East of England)
* Ian Kenyon (now at BBC Radio Merseyside)
* Ian Charlton (presented Dad's Music on Sunday mornings)
* Keith Proud (one of many presenters of the Sunday Requests programme)
* Anne Davis (presented the morning show)
* Bob Hamlett (presented Glory Time, the Sunday morning religious programme)
* Neil Harris (presented Everybody Sing, a sing-along programme that was recorded live from a local venue - he was "resident at Stillington Social Club"
* Keith Harrison - originally presented the breakfast show On The Move
* Ashfaq Ahmed - presenter of Asian programme Jhankhar

Programming

Weekdays

*0500-0700 Chris Johnson
*0700-1000 John Foster
*1000-1300 Alex Hall
*1300-1600 Lisa McCormick
*1600-1900 Katherine Hannah
*1900-2200 Various programming - "Gobstopper" (on Mondays and Wednesdays), "Team Talk" (on Tuesdays), "Pure" (Thursdays) and "More Than Soul" (Fridays)
*2200-0100 James Watt
*0100-5000 Overnights

Friday variation

*0100-0500 Radio 5 Live: "Up All Night"

aturday

*0500-0600 Radio 5 Live: "Morning Reports"
*0600-0900 Julie Donaldson
*0900-1100 Neil Green
*1100-1200 "Neil & Lisa"
*1200-1400 Lisa McCormick
*1400-1800 "Saturday Sport"
*1800-2100 John Foster
*2100-0000 "John Caine's Rock Show" (simulcast with Radio Newcastle, Radio York and Radio Cumbria)
*0000-0100 Radio 5 Live: Stephen Nolan
*0100-0500 Radio 5 Live: "Up All Night"

unday

*0500-0600 Radio 5 Live: "Morning Reports"
*0600-0900 Mike Hill
*0900-1100 Ken Snowdon
*1100-1400 Chris Johnson and Brigid Press
*1400-1700 "Vintage Vinyl" with Colin Bunyan
*1700-1900 "Songs from the Shows" with Les Gunn
*1900-2100 "Braithwaite's Country" with Paul Braithwaite (simulcast with Radio Cumbria)
*2100-0100 Gerard Robinson
*0100-0500 Radio 5 Live: "Morning Reports"

Overnight broadcasting

BBC Tees broadcasts 24 hours a day (except on Fridays and Saturdays) with local overnight shows presented on a rotating basis by Chris Nisbet and Sue Edwards. Radio 5 Live's "Up All Night", "Morning Reports" and the Stephen Nolan programme is simulcast during downtime on Friday and Saturday nights.

ee also

* BBC Night Network.

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/local_radio BBC Tees]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees BBC Tees - the latest local news, sport, entertainment, features, faith, travel and weather.]
* [http://www.geocities.com/thehotw/aircheck_UKDurham.htm History of local radio in Cleveland and Durham.]
* [http://www.arar93.dsl.pipex.com/mds975/txmaps/cleveland.html MDS975's Transmitter Map.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/bilsdale/index.php Bilsdale Moor transmitter.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/whitby/index.php Whitby transmitter.]


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