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Star Radio North East is a North-East based quasi-local radio station serving Darlington, County Durham, Northallerton, Richmond, Thirsk and surrounding areas on FM and across North Yorkshire on DAB Digital Radio.

The station was owned by UKRD Group until March 2017 when The View TV Group and radio operator, Darren Shortt acquired the station.

From July 1st 2017, as part of the sale of the station, Thirsk and Northallerton in North Yorkshire will switch to UKRD's York based station Minster FM. Listeners in those areas will be able to continue to listen to Star Radio on DAB Digital Radio. Richmond will continue to served on FM by Star.

Editorial area:Darlington, Durham, Chester le Street, Houghton le Spring, Stanley, Consett, Bedale, Thirsk, Northallerton & Richmond
Most played songs:JP Cooper, DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, Julia MichaelsRadiomonitor
Audience figures33,000 listeners per weekRAJAR March 2017
Launched:30 November 1995
OwnerView TV Group
Former namesA1FM
Alpha 103.2
103.2 Alpha FM
Alpha Radio
Durham FM
Star Radio (Durham)
Minster Northallerton
Star Radio (Northallerton)
Stray FM (Richmond only)

Contact Star Radio

Postal addressRadio House
11 Woodland Road
Co. Durham
+44 1325 341801
+44 1325 341800
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Star Radio North East saved from closure
RadioToday - published 31 March 2017, 6.41am edt


Chris Marsden Presenter
Craig Andrews Programme Manager
Daniel Allon Journalist
Darren Shortt Head of Music
Emil Franchi Presenter
John Clayton Managing Director
Karen Liu Journalist
Kev Atkinson Engineer
Wes Stakes Presenter
Yvonne Jewison Sales Manager

…at View TV Group

Darren Shortt Director of Radio Services
Jamie Branson Chairman
Peter Meads Sales Director

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