Lincs FM
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Broadcast areaLincolnshire and east Nottinghamshire
FrequencyFM 96.7 (Grantham)
97.6 (Scunthorpe)
102.2 MHz (Lincoln and Newark)
DAB: 12A
RDSLINCS FM
Programming
FormatCHR/Pop
Adult Contemporary
NetworkHits Radio
Ownership
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
Greatest Hits Radio Grimsby
Greatest Hits Radio Stamford and Rutland
History
First air date
1 March 1992 (1992-03-01)
Links
WebsiteLincs FM

Lincs FM is an Independent Local Radio radio station serving Lincolnshire and Newark in Nottinghamshire. The station is owned and operated by Bauer as part of the Hits Radio Network.

As of September 2022, the station has a weekly audience of 229,000 listeners according to RAJAR.

Background

Lincs FM commenced broadcasting from studios at Witham Park in Lincoln on 1 March 1992. It was part of the wider Lincs FM Group of eight radio stations.

In March 2019, it was announced that the radio station and its sister stations had been bought by Bauer Media for an undisclosed sum.

Programming

Most output is produced locally at the station's Lincoln studios.

From February 2021, the station began to relay Bauer's networked Sunday afternoon programme The UK Chart Show, replacing the local chart previously broadcast in the slot.[1]

Transmitters

Stamp End lock next to the radio station
Stamp End lock next to the radio station

The main transmitter 102.2 FM signal comes from the Belmont transmitting station. It also has lower-powered frequencies in Grantham, south of the town near the bypass, on 96.7 FM and Trent View Flats (near the John Leggott College) in Scunthorpe on 97.6 FM. Lincs FM can be clearly heard in northern Nottinghamshire and eastern South Yorkshire. The Belmont transmitter relays Digital One and in 2015 a local Lincolnshire multiplex was launched from the site. This operates on the old MXR frequency 12B. The Lincs FM Group broadcasting engineer is Andy Langford.

Trent View House transmitter site in west Scunthorpe, overlooks the Trent Valley, and was originally to be a site for the EMAP Digital Radio (now Bauer Humberside) multiplex
Trent View House transmitter site in west Scunthorpe, overlooks the Trent Valley, and was originally to be a site for the EMAP Digital Radio (now Bauer Humberside) multiplex

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