That’s right, today we celebrate the fact that we’ve been broadcasting community radio across Newcastle and Gateshead for 10 years, where does the time go?!
On the station today, we’ve got some great birthday programming, including Charles Ellis with “School’s Out” between 2pm and 4pm, followed by Rob Davies who’ll join you at 7pm and take you through with two hours of great tunes until 9pm!
The birthday celebrations don’t end there, as the birthday programming will continue throughout the week!🎉
NE1fm – Fun Facts!
The first ever song played on NE1fm (in full) was The Theme From Local Hero. Second song was Republica – Ready to go.
Our test transmission consisted of tracks by local artists, this was because our licensing did not start for playing licensed music until the 8th June!
Below we have some birthday messages from presenters and listeners at NE1fm:
Happy 10th Birthday NE1fm! It’s been a great (nearly) 4 years of presenting The James Cowen Radio Show, and helping out behind the scenes. Here’s to another 10 years of Community Radio for Newcastle and Gateshead! – James Cowen (Presenter, 2013 – Present)
I like to wish the station a very happy 10th birthday, it’s been my great pleasure to be involved for all of that decade, I hope and I’m sure that the station will go from strength to strength from here! – Robert Pears (Presenter, 2007 – Present)
Happy Birthday NE1fm! I’ve only been with the station just over a year, and what a great time it’s been! I look forward to hopefully getting even further involved with the station, here’s to another 10 years of great community radio! – Harry Smith (Presenter, 2016 – Present)
How time flies! Well done on 10 years, love all the tunes! – Phil Robson (Listener Message via Facebook)
Happy Birthday NE1fm! I listen to several programs from Spain and love the station! Thank you for all the hard work you do, and thanks for helping your local community! – Harry Male (Listener from Spain!)
We can now also exclusively reveal that NE1fm 102.5 is getting a brand new logo, right here, right now!
To see it, simply click on the “New Logo” tab below, but first, lets look at some of the old logos of the station!
Old Logo (2007-2012)
Current Logo (2012-2017)
Okay folks, it’s time! Here is our brand new logo!
Here at NE1fm 102.5, we hope you love our new logo – we certainly do! It’ll be appearing all over the web throughout the day, so keep an eye out!
There may also be a few little surprises coming later today right here on the website, so keep an eye out!
We hope you enjoy today’s birthday celebrations – hopefully we’ll make it another ten years!
We’d like to finish by giving a huge thank you and well done to all our listeners over the last ten years, as well as all of our presenters, both past and present!
Without you, NE1fm wouldn’t have lasted this long, especially as a volunteer-run community station. We owe it all to you!
– The Team at NE1fm 102.5, 2007 to 2017!