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100-102 Century FM
100-102 Century FM is the name of a radio station now controlled by the Capital Radio Group as part of its Century Network. It has a regional license to broadcast to North East England. Its main competitor is Metro Radio.
It was the first in the Century brand, which follows a 'personality' format, mixing speech and music. The station, housed in Gateshead beside the Tyne Bridge, was originally called Century Radio, not to be confused with the proposed Irish station of the same name.
The station was set up by the then owners Border Television, with John Myers as managing director and John Simons as programme director. Myers presented the breakfast show under the pseudonym of John Morgan. The first song played on air was 'A Star is Born'.
A 'listener's club' was formed, with parties at locations around the region attended by the station's presenters.
Late night phone in presenter Mike 'The Mouth' Elliot sometimes caused controversy by walking out during his show.
Jeff Stephenson replaced Myers as Managing Director, and John Caine replaced Simons. Myers, Simons and Stephenson now work for GMG Radio.
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