Original 106 expands with new transmitter
A new transmitter for Original 106 has been activated at the Balgownie transmission site.
The station is now broadcasting on 106.3 FM covering north Aberdeen, giving an estimated 40,000 listeners a clearer signal.
Martin Ingram, the station’s programme controller told RadioToday: “These are very exciting times for Original 106, we recently improved the music output of the station and now we’re able to deliver this new sound to parts of northern Aberdeen who have had to contend with patchy FM reception.
“As part of our improvements, listeners in the south of Aberdeen (Kincorth, Torry, Tullos, Altens and Cove) may need to retune their radios to 106.8 FM, and listeners in northern parts of Aberdeen (Old Aberdeen, Danestone, Tillydrone, Woodside, Grandholm and Bankhead) are now able to hear us on 106.3FM.”
In addition, the station’s original transmitter on 106.3 FM at Redmoss has been turned off.
Original 106 has been broadcasting to Aberdeen and north-east Scotland since October 2007, and all programmes are produced and broadcast in its local transmission area. The station plans to move to a brand-new studio complex in Aberdeen in 2019.