Welcome! We are a local radio station situated in a UK seaside town ‘South Shields’ in South Tyneside.

We are a community interest company. This means that everything we do is for the benefit of the local communities across North and South Tyneside, with hope of launching on DAB digital radio next year!

We broadcast fulltime, showcasing details of local events, news, and activities within the area. We play the latest music from the charts, as well as music from the past 60 years.

There’s something for everyone at our station! Whether you’re a listener or wanting to get involved… we’d love to hear from you!

For more information visit our about page.

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Latest Shields News

Ambitious plans to transform North Shields and the Fish Quay will go before Cabinet members next week (Monday 25 January) following a public consultation.

The Ambition for North Shields master plan, aimed at transforming the town centre and riverside into an environment where people choose to live, work and spend their leisure time, went out to consultation in draft form during the summer and autumn of last year.

It outlines eight separate projects for the town centre and Fish Quay. These include enhancing the appearance of key areas, creating a new transport hub and interchange and town square to host events, markets and performances, improved walking and cycling routes in the town centre, a new cultural quarter based around a traffic calmed Howard Street and riverside walkway linking the town centre to the Fish Quay.

There are also proposals for high-quality housing at key locations and moving the North Shields ferry landing to Western Quay.

The plans, which have been developed following a £200,000 grant from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, build on the council’s recent achievements in North Shields.

In Memory of Mick Downworth

Many people across the northeast and even the country knew Mick. Some knew him from his Army days and served with him during his 23 years as a Combat Medic, in places from Bosnia to Basra, Northern Ireland to Germany, and across the UK. Joining at 16, the Army gave him a home and a career where he could do what he did best – look after people.

After he left the Army, Mick worked in a couple of different places before coming home once more, finding a role as a Housing Officer with Gateshead Council with a focus on working with veterans. Gateshead soon found out that they had hired a revolutionary. The Armed Forces Outreach Service grew from his vision, helping thousands of veterans across the northeast with everything from housing to employment, financial support, mental health, and drug and alcohol addiction.

Radio Shields is raising funds in memory of Mick Downsworth and will be shared wuth a number of Forces and mental health charities. Click HERE to donate.

DAB Proposal

MUX ONE we are designing radio listening for the future, constructing a unique network of small scale DAB multiplex transmission sites with the prime focus of allowing MUX ONE broadcast partners to reliably reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of eager listeners in a cost effective way every day.

TYNEMOUTH & SOUTH SHIELDS offers a small scale DAB licence area of 214sqkm covering over 380,000 adults located in the heart of the North East. Nestled in between the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland, the towns of, North Shields, South Shields, Whitley Bay, Jarrow. Wallsend, Hebburn, Longbenton as well as East Newcastle and North Sunderland all fall within this coverage area.