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Radio Tyneside - FM studio equipment

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Radio Tyneside - FM studio equipment

Radio Tyneside - FM studio equipment

Radio Tyneside Hospital and Community Braodcasting By Radio Tyneside Hospital and Community Braodcasting

We have been awarded an FM licence by Ofcom allowing us to promote well being & health matters to a broader audience but urgently need new equipment to make it happen!

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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Our new FM licence will allow us to reach a much wider audience and promote well being & health matters but we need new studio equipment like transmitters and computers and production racks and microphones and specialist engineering assistance, in order to make it happen. We also need to produce new branding and posters to tell people who we are and how we are changing. We transmit to three hospitals in Newcastle and Gateshead Ie The Freeman The RVI and The Queen Elizabeth in Gateshead. Our listening figures on the Hospedia Bed sets are the highest they receive in the Country with the QE being 70% On air since 1951 transmitting to the hospitals of Newcastle & Gateshead and 1575AM. We've just been awarded the Queens award for Voluntary Services as we are entirely run by volunteers 24/7 365 days a year.

What we'll deliver:

  • A radio station that will promote healthy living in our target audience
  • Being there for lonely and vulnerable people in our area
  • Making a difference to peoples life and allow them to be independant longer

Why it's a great idea:

We are already seen as a great station with the highest listening figures in the country on Hospedia, this will make our signal stronger reaching more elderly vulnerable lonely people in the area. Helping them live longer by promoting healthy living options and allowing them to stay in their own homes longer. We have specialist shows produced by our volunteers like "The Geordie Hour" focusing on all things Geordie. "New Day Dawning" our weekly religious show. "Classics from the Terrace" our light classical show and many many more.

Steps to get it done:

  • Securing the New Transmitter
  • Re Configuring the Studios to suit FM Transmissions
  • Reaching out with our Health and Wellbeing messages into the wider community

We have won many awards from the Hospital Broadcasting Association including Gold awards for some specialist programmes and Station of the Year Awards. To add to this we have just been awarded to Queens Award for Voluntary work, the MBE for charities. We are entirely run by Volunteers 7 days a week 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Newcastle Gateshead and Surrounding area


Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,515

New FM Radio Transmitter - £7,860 (75%)
Design and Printing of New literature - £1,000 (10%)
Broadcast Audio Encoders - £642 (6%)
Other - £1,013 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

New FM Radio Transmitter
Design and Printing of New literature
Broadcast Audio Encoders
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • The studio runs 24/7 365 days a year consequently the IT equipment such as monitors and computers etc wear out quickly compared to normal use so we need to replace on a regular basis. Also we need approx £10,000 per year for normal running costs such as licences etc.

Total £10,515

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