Other programming was networked from Newcastle, Manchester and London.
Following the rebrand of all the North of England ex-Magic stations at the start of 2015, Magic 828 is now known as Radio Aire 2 and is entirely networked with the other Bauer AM stations in the North although local news, weather and travel continue to be broadcast as opt-outs during the day.
During these hours it was simply known as Magic, although there were local commercial breaks, and local news on the hour.
The station was launched on 1 September 1981 by presenter Graham Thornton and the first song played was Pilot of the Airwaves by Charlie Dore.
Radio Aire originally broadcast on 362 metres medium wave (828 k Hz AM) and 94.6 VHF but was moved to 96.3 FM (VHF) in 1986.
At this point, a regional northern network was created with programmes broadcast from Magic 1152 in Newcastle.
During networked hours, local adverts are aired, as well as local news on the hour.
Radio Aire was launched on 1 September 1981 and was originally broadcast on 362 metres medium wave (828 k Hz AM) and 94.6 VHF (although the VHF/FM frequency was moved to 96.3 in 1986).
When Radio Aire split its AM & FM frequencies to form two different stations in 1990, the AM service was named Magic 828.
National bulletins from Sky News Radio are carried overnight with bespoke networked bulletins at weekends, produced from Key 2's newsroom in Manchester.
Extended sports coverage is featured in the network's Game On programme on Saturday afternoons.
The original weekday line-up was Roger Kirk (6am-9.30am), Ray Stroud (9.30am-1pm), The Magic Mix (1pm-2pm), Peter Tait (2pm-6pm), Nothing But The 60's (6pm-7pm), Mike Vitti (7pm-10pm), Alex Hall (10pm-1am) and The Superstation (1am-6am).