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Anybody remember when Wigan ....
Started by: i-spy (13538)  Report abuse
had its own Radio Wigan

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (115) Report abuse
sure do, wasn't it located near the old bus station?

Posted by: PeterP (6436) Report abuse
It was located in the old gas showrooms which is now part of Wigan College

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (115) Report abuse
Thanks Pete my memory is fading fast

Posted by: i-spy (13538)  Report abuse
Dick Hatch was the main man .i think he joined Wigan council later.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2493) Report abuse
Yes,,, Radio Wigan, it was part of a BBC local radio experiment and as stated it was transmitted from studios in New Market Street in Wigan and the breakfast show was presented by Dick Hatch.

The station was transmitted from an antennae on St Catherine's church in Scholes and initially it was broadcast on both Medium Wave and VHF FM, but towards the end of the 12 week experiment, it was broadcast on VHF FM only.

One of the Houghton Weavers presented a show on it ...

Posted by: i-spy (13538)  Report abuse
Norman Prince . Are the Houghton weavers still performing

Posted by: PeterP (6436) Report abuse
I-spy they are playing tonight and have 4 more dates for this year

Posted by: i-spy (13538)  Report abuse
They must be getting on a bit. But that doesn't matter if they can still do it

Posted by: Platty (119) Report abuse
Isn't Wish FM Wigan based?

Posted by: PeterP (6436) Report abuse
Platty Wish Fm is on Orrell Road.Approx 100 yards on the left from the M6/M58 slip road

Posted by: daveŠ (3411) Report abuse
Also Tower FM for Bolton.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3156) Report abuse

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse
Chorley FM, where the listener comes first! Fnarr fnarr

Posted by: blackrodweaver (510) Report abuse

check this out

Houghton Weavers

keep folk smiling

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2493) Report abuse
Wire FM is also transmitted from the Orrell Studios as well as Tower FM and Wish FM and some of the shows are networked on all three stations, although you can't tell that, because the presenters never mention any local areas and you have the same newscasters on all three stations, so they obviously record all the news broadcasts ...

Posted by: tonker (19344)   Report abuse
Nothing is 'transmitted' from the Orrell studio. Everything is transmitted from the top of Billinge Hill.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2493) Report abuse
Actually Tonker, yoo are WRONG

WishFM is broadcast from Billinge Hill

TowerFM is broadcast from Peel Tower Bury

WyreFm is broadcast from High Warren Reservoir Warrington

Posted by: tonker (19344)   Report abuse
A radio station is 'broadcast' by the 'broadcasters' from their studio. It is 'transmitted' from a radio antenna.

In the case of WISH FM, the station is 'broadcast' by Wireless Group, on behalf of News Corporation and is 'transmitted' by Now Digital, of the Arqiva group (the owners of the transmitting station in Billinge, St.Helens, Merseyside).

You're only a taxi driver!


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