Thames Valley Broadcasting
& 2-TEN FM
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Broadcasting - local
radio in Berkshire for Reading, Basingstoke, Andover and Newbury and
Radio 210 9th
Birthday Magazine from 1985
Radio 210 Weekday
Radio 210 Weekend
Terry Mann - Radio
210's Programme Controller - The Sounds Of Your Life - 1986
Radio 210's Managing Director, Tony Grundy in 1985
Radio 210 News Team
Radio 210 Sales
Radio 210 Features
Radio 210 Celebrity Guests
Ernie Wise, Alan Price, The Three Degrees, Jim Diamond, Vidal Sasson,
Barbara Cartland, Nanette Newman, Richard Ingrams, Peter Ustinov,
Bronski Beat, The Kane Gang,
Big Sound Authority, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Art Of Noise.
Radio 210 - Give A
Child A Chance
Extends Transmission in to Basingstoke, Andover, West Berkshire and
In 1987 the IBA opened a
new, higher power, transmitter at the Hannington television
transmission site to extend clear, powerful FM coverage on 102.9 MHz to
West Berkshire, North Hampshire including Basingstoke, Newbury and
Andover. The BBC had already installed a sophisticated mixed
polarisation aerial stack on the Hannington mast in readiness for the
launch of their own BBC local radio station BBC Surrey and Hampshire.
However the launch of the BBC station was delayed and the commercial
'ILR' station, Radio 210, was the first to take advantage of the
imoressive aerial system!
Later, Radio 210 becomes 2-Ten FM.
Here is a clip of the IBA's
test transmissions from the Hannington transmitter on 102.9 FM in
preparation of the expansion of Radio 210 into Basingstoke and Andover
along with most of Berkshire and North Hampshire to be launched in 1987
TRANSMISSION DETAILS -
FREQUENCIES and WAVELENGTHS
Reading and the Thames Valley
210 Meters / 1431 kHz Medium Wave (AM) and 97.0 VHF / FM Stereo
Medium Wave (AM) transmitter located at Manor Farm grid ref. SU710709 -
Power 0.14 kW e.m.r.p.
VHF / FM transmitter located at Butts Centre (Broad Street Mall) grid
ref. SU713733 - Power 0.5kW e.r.p.
Stereo coverage extended to greater Berkshire including Basingstoke,
Newbury and beyond
from 1987 on a new frequency of 102.9 MHz VHF / FM from a new
transmitter at Hannington.
New VHF / FM
transmitter at Hannington grid ref. SU527568 - Power 3.4 kW e.r.p.
18/10/1996 - New VHF /
FM relay transmitter on 103.4 MHz at Henley grid ref. SU780822 - Power
0.1 kW e.r.p.
11/12/1996 - New Medium
Wave / AM transmitter on 1485 kHz (202 Metres) at Wash Water grid ref.
SU454625 - Power 1.0 kW e.m.r.p.
Contributions from Julian Watson
An aside: It's
interesting that in 1983 Radio Forth in Edinburgh had a CB Radio show
called Breaker Breaker 194
More about Radio Forth here