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RADIO 210

Thames Valley Broadcasting - local radio in Berkshire for Reading, Basingstoke, Andover and Newbury and beyond.


Radio 210 9th Birthday Magazine from 1985
Radio 210  9th Birthday Magazine from 1985

Radio 210 Weekday Schedule 1985
Radio 210 Weekday Schedule 1985


Radio 210 Weekend Schedule 1985
Radio 210 Weekend Schedule 1985



Terry Mann - Radio 210's Programme Controller
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
Radio 210 News Team


Radio 210 Sales
Radio 210 Sales


Radio 210 Features
Radio 210 Features


Radio 210 Celebrity Guests
Radio 210 Celebrity Guests
Barbara Dickson, Ernie Wise, Alan Price, The Three Degrees, Jim Diamond, Vidal Sasson, Lord Denning,
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 Features
Radio 210 - Give A Child A Chance
Radio 210 - Give A Child A Chance




Radio 210 Extends Transmission in to Basingstoke, Andover, West Berkshire and North Hampshire

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 - AUDIO



TRANSMISSION DETAILS - FREQUENCIES and WAVELENGTHS

On Air Date: 8th March 1976
Broadcasting to
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, Andover, 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.

  Thames Valley Broadcasting



Contributions from Julian Watson. Thnak you!

An aside: It's interesting that in 1983 Radio Forth in Edinburgh had a CB Radio show called Breaker Breaker 194 - AUDIO
More about Radio Forth here >


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