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Today is local radio day in the UK and we along with many other radio stations are celebrating the fact that we love producing and providing Newcastle and Gateshead and North South Tyneside with local radio from our studio In Newcastle upon Tyne.

Nova Radio North East, (formerly NE1fm) is an FM community radio station based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Launched in 2007, the station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 102.5 FM, and online via its website. The station is owned by CBIT (Community Broadcast Initiative Tyneside Ltd). They were awarded a five-year community broadcast licence by Ofcom in 2006, which has since been extended to 2022.

Nova Radio NE carries a wide variety of content, catering for both mainstream and niche musical genres, and also broadcasts interviews and sports, talk and comedy-based shows. Nova Radio NE has broadcast more than 100 different shows during its time on-air, including enabling members of the local community to present as part of its open access programming. The station also broadcasts from musical and other events in the local area, promotes local bands, and highlights community issues on a regular basis.

The name was a play on the postcode district NE1 (where the station was originally located). In addition to the station's community radio status where "anyone" can apply to broadcast or help out with the station's off-air operation.

In June 2019, the station was rebranded to Nova Radio North East as the station was taken over, and merged with an online station of the same name in Newcastle.

You can Listen to Nova Radio North East 24 hours a day via our website

We also broadcast across the North East on DAB and 102.5FM in the Newcastle and Gateshead areas.

You can download our app from the Google Play store and Apple store on various devices including mobile phones, tablets, android boxes and Kindle. Search Nova Radio NE or click the logos to the right.

We are also available on all mobile devices and through smart TV via the Tunein Radio app. Download it for free and search Nova Radio North East.

If you have an Alexa device, you can listen to Nova Radio by simply saying "Alexa, start Nova Radio North East" and enjoy the content.

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