Three community stations take the Legends
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Three community stations take the Legends

The Legends on Star Radio North East will now be heard in Newcastle, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough after three community stations starting networking the show.

The show, which was axed by Real Radio in the summer, will now be heard on NE1 FM in Newcastle, Middlesbrough’s Community Voice and Radio Hartlepool. They’re all all taking an unbranded feed of the output.

Star Radio’s Managing Director, Mark Reason, is delighted that the network is up and running “We think it’s a UK first that a commercial radio station and 3 community stations have teamed-up together in this way.”

Former Newcastle Legend, Malcolm MacDonnald is pleased for his former listeners “Every time we do a book signing at the Metro Centre we are inundated with people wanting to know when they’ll be able to hear us on FM right across the region. It’s great that NE1 FM and the others have joined forces with Star Radio!”

Former Middlesbrough striker Bernie Slaven thinks the timing is perfect “Everyone who knows their football knows how important the Christmas period is and now we’ll be on-air all over the festive period across the whole of the North East. For many of our old listeners in areas like Newcastle, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough it’s like an early Christmas present!”

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0 8 833 20 December, 2012 Community Radio News 7:46 pm 201212 Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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