The UK's first fan operated radio station, have recorded 2,000 hours in Middlesbrough.

The Riverside staffed entirely by volunteer Boro fans, RedArmy Radio broadcasts from its purpose-built studios in Middlesbrough has passed the 2,000 hour broadcasting milestone within the first eight months of the station being on-air.

Broadcasting permanently 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via the internet and on digital platforms, RedArmy Radio is utilised by many fans and Teesside based groups such as, Fly Me To The Moon, Twe12thMan, Boro Breakdown as well as the RedArmyTV volunteers.

The permanent radio service has cost around £20,000 to build and features a mix of music and chat that focuses unashamedly on Teesside life and Middlesbrough FC as it unites supporter groups for discussion on Middlesbrough FC.

Several Boro and Teesside stars have already featured on the radio station, ex-players Craig Hignett, Neil Cox and Dimi Konstantopoulos, as well as Thornaby’s Curtis Edwards who plays for Djurgardens IF in Sweden.

RedArmy Radio has also helped Boro families see their heroes take to the field, taking Teesside family, Tosh and Karen Holmes to see Boro’s breath taking win at West Brom on the anniversary of losing their 20-year-old son to cancer and donating match tickets for the Riverside to others that cannot normally afford to go to watch Boro play.

The broadcasting volunteers have welcomed local charity groups, grassroots football teams, historians and many more Teessiders.

They were particularly honoured to be visited by army veterans James Rose and John Gilpin, James lost his legs whilst serving in Afghanistan but went on to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, and, John is currently battling with PTSD.