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Anybody remember when Wigan ....

Started by: i-spy (14716) 

had its own Radio Wigan

Started: 19th Dec 2017 at 18:47

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (153)

sure do, wasn't it located near the old bus station?

Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 06:34

Posted by: PeterP (7862)

It was located in the old gas showrooms which is now part of Wigan College

Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 16:30

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (153)

Thanks Pete my memory is fading fast

Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 18:14

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Dick Hatch was the main man .i think he joined Wigan council later.

Replied: 20th Dec 2017 at 22:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5303)

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

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Norman Prince . Are the Houghton weavers still performing

Replied: 22nd Dec 2017 at 16:45

Posted by: PeterP (7862)

I-spy they are playing tonight and have 4 more dates for this year

Replied: 22nd Dec 2017 at 20:49

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

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

Posted by: Platty (240)

Isn't Wish FM Wigan based?

Replied: 12th Jan 2018 at 17:55

Posted by: PeterP (7862)

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

Posted by: dave© (3506)

Also Tower FM for Bolton.

Replied: 14th Jan 2018 at 01:27

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Replied: 14th Jan 2018 at 17:10

Posted by: bridger (inactive)

Chorley FM, where the listener comes first! Fnarr fnarr

Replied: 17th Jan 2018 at 17:11

Posted by: blackrodweaver (597) 

I-spy

check this out

Houghton Weavers

keep folk smiling

Replied: 17th Jan 2018 at 20:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5303)

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

Posted by: tonker (21856) 

Nothing is 'transmitted' from the Orrell studio. Everything is transmitted from the top of Billinge Hill.

Replied: 25th Jan 2018 at 20:23

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5303)

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

Posted by: tonker (21856) 

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

Posted by: dave© (3506)

Update on community radio, Wigan invited info

Replied: 6th Sep 2018 at 01:05

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Can't get it to download Dave

Replied: 23rd Sep 2018 at 18:07

Posted by: PeterP (7862)

I-spy try again

Replied: 24th Sep 2018 at 12:57

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Replied: 26th Sep 2018 at 16:03

 

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