Nation Broadcasting buys Durham and Alpha Radio

Alpha Radio and Durham Radio are now broadcasting the programmes of Sun FM after owner Nation Broadcasting acquired the licences.

The two stations were owned by Helius Media Group and have previously been known as Star Radio North East before being rebranded back to their original names.

The change, which happened today, was announced on the Sun FM social media channels, and RadioToday has contacted Nation Broadcasting for a comment and quote.

A request was made over 10 years ago to move Alpha Durham (Durham FM) to co-locate with Sun FM in Sunderland under the ownership of TLRC, but Ofcom never approved the request.

Helius Media Group also owns Ashbourne Radio, High Peak Radio and Imagine FM.