Anybody remember when Wigan ....
had its own Radio Wigan
Started: 19th Dec 2017 at 18:47
sure do, wasn't it located near the old bus station?
Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 06:34
It was located in the old gas showrooms which is now part of Wigan College
Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 16:30
Thanks Pete my memory is fading fast
Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 18:14
Dick Hatch was the main man .i think he joined Wigan council later.
Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 22:31
Yes,,, Radio Wigan, it was part of a BBC local radio experiment and as stated it was transmitted from studios in New Market Street in Wigan and the breakfast show was presented by Dick Hatch.
The station was transmitted from an antennae on St Catherine's church in Scholes and initially it was broadcast on both Medium Wave and VHF FM, but towards the end of the 12 week experiment, it was broadcast on VHF FM only.
One of the Houghton Weavers presented a show on it ...
Replied: 22nd Dec 2017 at 00:43
Norman Prince . Are the Houghton weavers still performing
Replied: 22nd Dec 2017 at 16:45
I-spy they are playing tonight and have 4 more dates for this year
Replied: 22nd Dec 2017 at 20:49
They must be getting on a bit. But that doesn't matter if they can still do it
Replied: 24th Dec 2017 at 16:19
Isn't Wish FM Wigan based?
Replied: 12th Jan 2018 at 17:55
Platty Wish Fm is on Orrell Road.Approx 100 yards on the left from the M6/M58 slip road
Replied: 12th Jan 2018 at 20:35
Replied: 14th Jan 2018 at 17:10
Chorley FM, where the listener comes first! Fnarr fnarr
Replied: 17th Jan 2018 at 17:11
check this out
keep folk smiling
Replied: 17th Jan 2018 at 20:07
Wire FM is also transmitted from the Orrell Studios as well as Tower FM and Wish FM and some of the shows are networked on all three stations, although you can't tell that, because the presenters never mention any local areas and you have the same newscasters on all three stations, so they obviously record all the news broadcasts ...
Replied: 25th Jan 2018 at 17:36
Nothing is 'transmitted' from the Orrell studio. Everything is transmitted from the top of Billinge Hill.
Replied: 25th Jan 2018 at 20:23
Actually Tonker, yoo are WRONG
WishFM is broadcast from Billinge Hill
TowerFM is broadcast from Peel Tower Bury
WyreFm is broadcast from High Warren Reservoir Warrington
Replied: 5th Jun 2018 at 09:25
A radio station is 'broadcast' by the 'broadcasters' from their studio. It is 'transmitted' from a radio antenna.
In the case of WISH FM, the station is 'broadcast' by Wireless Group, on behalf of News Corporation and is 'transmitted' by Now Digital, of the Arqiva group (the owners of the transmitting station in Billinge, St.Helens, Merseyside).
You're only a taxi driver!
Replied: 5th Jun 2018 at 18:26
Update on community radio, Wigan invited info
Replied: 6th Sep 2018 at 01:05
Can't get it to download Dave
Replied: 23rd Sep 2018 at 18:07
I-spy try again
Replied: 24th Sep 2018 at 12:57
Replied: 26th Sep 2018 at 16:03