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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

[ STORY- The Peterborough Mast Collapse, 30 October 2004 ]


BBC map showing coverage of BBC Cambridgeshire from Peterborough FM, Gunthorpe AM, Madingley FM and Chesterton Fen AM


ILR CAMBRIDGE WITH NEW NEWMARKET

Intially known as CNFM (Cambridge and Newmarket FM) when it opened in the 1980's, the station was sold to the GWR group and re-named 'Q-103' (why?)



ILR Cambridge (CNFM / Q103 etc) has similar coverage to BBC Cambridge from Madingley

This ILR station also has a very low power (4 Watt) relay transmitter at Icewell Hill to cover a patch of poor  reception in Newmarket:


Icewell Hill relay transmitter (for Q103 etc)
(Green area is to 54 dB)


ILR PETERBOROUGH


IBA map showing v.h.f. contour of ILR Peterborough form Gunthorpe (1987)
(Hereward Radio / Hereward FM / WGMS / Classic Gold etc)

The Gunthorpe v.h.f. / f.m. transmitter power has since been increased from 1kW to 4kW, the plot show represents what should be the improvement in coverage:


Gunthorpe v.h.f. transmitter at 4kW
(Green area is to 54 dB)

ILR CAMBRIDGE AND ELY

The Radio Authority has licenced a number of small scale radio stations in areas already served or only partially served by existing ILR stations.  Two stations were established in Cambridgeshire, one for Cambridge itself and another servinge Wisbech and Ely/Littleport.

The Cambridge station, using 107.9 from a 100 Watt transmitter at Gog Magog, was intitally unsuccessful and suffered many re-launches and name changes including 'Cambridge Cafe Radio', 'Cambridge Community Radio','Cambridge Red Radio', '107.9 The Eagle' and later '107.9 Star FM'. 

The Wisbech and Ely station initially launched as 'X-Cel FM' and was a dual area with two transmitters, one at Littleport with 160 Watts on 107.1 and the other at Friday Fridge with 100 watts on 107.5.  The Littleport transmitter was later moved to Ely Cathederal, with the same 160 watt power.

Eventually the both stations were absorbed into the UKRD group.  The Wisbech and Ely station had its Ely transmitter re-allocated to the Cambridge station which was named '107 Star FM'.  The Wisbech station became 'Fen Radio'.


ILR transmitters (107 star FM etc) at Gog Magog (Cambridge) and Ely Cathederal


ILR WISBECH

ILR transmitter at Friday Bridge (Fen Radio etc)


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