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Radio Tyneside started broadcasting on 6th October 1951 and has celebrated the 65th anniversary.

Back in early 1950, six Newcastle United fans were sitting in a pub when they came up with an idea of broadcasting match commentaries to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle upon Tyne, which was conveniently situated around the corner from Newcastle's home ground, St James' Park. An approach to the club resulted in a yes and the first match, when Newcastle beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1, was broadcast live on Saturday 6th October 1951.

From that moment on, Radio Tyneside has been with you for over 65 years, now broadcasting around the clock on Hospedia in the hospitals, to Newcastle and Gateshead on 1575AM and online wherever you are.

Come back for more on The Story of Radio Tyneside, here on the website, in the coming weeks.