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Introducing 105.9 Bishop FM

105.9 Bishop FM is a radio station based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Our transmission area includes approximately 70,300 people aged 15+.

Our programming offer comprises positive, local content alongside great mainstream pop and rock music from the 1970’s to today. Every evening and weekend we broadcast a number of award-winning niche programmes. These include Northern Soul, Blues, Metal and Country music shows. Our specialist speech output includes in-depth interviews and unique, up-to-date sport content only heard on 105.9 Bishop FM in South Durham.


We broadcast on 105.9 FM in South Durham covering the towns of Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Spennymoor, Crook and West Auckland. We’re also in UK Radioplayer alongside hundreds of BBC, commercial and community radio stations, as well as TuneIn and other popular platforms.

We utilise analytics and metrics from Google, Facebook, Twitter and other interactive touch points (such as SMS and online messages) to help us understand our audience.

National chains and household names

Many national brands have already aired campaigns with spot commercials on 105.9 Bishop FM.

ASDA have run several campaigns based around the ASDA Price Guarantee, combining a recognisable ASDA theme with a call-to-action which included their Bishop Auckland superstore.

Subway opened a new branch in Bishop Auckland and used 105.9 Bishop FM to raise awareness of their new location. When Domino’s Pizza opened in St. Helen Auckland we ran ‘coming soon’ and ‘now open’ audio on a defined schedule.

Taylor Wimpey and Bett Homes have used 105.9 Bishop FM to advertise their new housing developments in South Durham.

Car and van rental provider Enterprise Rent-a-Car also used an on-air spot campaign to promote their new location in West Auckland, with an emphasis on weekend offers.

Home improvement chain B&Q ran a campaign to mark 21 years since the opening of their store and a competition based on DIY disasters.

Client focus

We strongly believe in an open, prompt and flexible service for every client.

To speak to our sales team call 01388 207070 or enquire with the form below.

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"We were advertising in news papers and magazines... We started advertising with Bishop FM and now we reach the people and the people can reach us, that's advertising, the easy way and the cost effective way."

Fred Smith, Specialist Timber & Roofing Products Ltd

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Content Highlights

West Auckland prepare for Wembley FA Vase final

We followed West Auckland's progress through the FA Vase, with full match commentary from the final at Wembley stadium in May 2014.

International Women's Day 2014

A special day of programming around International Women's Day with interviews and discussions. Several posts were featured on Audioboo alongside national and international audio producers.

Celebrating sporting success in County Durham

The Durham Dales Sport Awards celebrate achievement in local sport every year. We work with Durham County Council's leisure team to broadcast the ceremony with backstage interviews from winners and nominees.