July 5, 2016 by OH6001SWL
There are a number of exciting excursions and presentations lined up which include a tour of BBC radio and television at Media City UK in Salford on the Saturday afternoon (10 September) and a visit to the Moorside Edge transmitter sites on Monday 12 September. Moorside Edge has a large transmitter hall with three different types of transmitter. It opened in 1931 as a transmitter for BBC North Regional and national radio networks. It is now operated by Arqiva and the following three services are broadcast: BBC Radio 5 Live on 909kHz (200kW), TalkSPORT (100kW) on 1089kHz and Absolute Radio (100kW) on 1215kHz.
Moorside Edge transmitter masts (photo: Mark Mercer)