NE1fm remains off-air on FM, but is set to return on either Monday August 6th, 2012 or the days shortly thereafter. We cannot give a specific date, but at working as best we can to return as soon as possible.
Until our return to full FM broadcasts our main programming remains available online-only 24 hours a day, live via this website.
We are working with Virgin Media and BT to complete installations on Thursday, with a view to resuming full broadcasts the following day once they have been activated.
Our time off-air has been due to our need to move our FM transmitter to a new site, requiring approval from Ofcom which was received on Wednesday June 12th, 2012. We have conducted test broadcasts since June 21st, which can be heard now on 102.5 FM and will continue into shortly before our regular programming returns to the FM airwaves.
Throughout our downtime and for now many of our programmes continue to be broadcast online, and it has very much been business as usual at NE1fm. A small number of shows however have taken a small break, and will return upon the resumption of full broadcasts.
We’re very sorry for the inconvenience to your listening throughout our extended downtime. We’re still providing updates first via our Twitter feed at @NE1fmofficial, and will be updating our article here as and when we have new information.