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No Jacket Required

by James Pilkington

The weather recently has been 'Phil Collins'-- No Jacket Required

Diary Dates

by James Pilkington

My diary and I don't get along.

20th June 2019 is Bolton FM's tenth Birthday!

by James Pilkington

Bolton FM was officially launched by the then Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Norman Critchley, on 20th June 2009 at the start of the One Bolton Festival in Victoria Square, ten years ago today. 

Midnight Memories Walk 2019

by James Pilkington

June 15th 2019 marks the 13th Bolton Midnight Memories Walk in the history of Bolton Hospice. 

Member of the Order of the British Empire

by Andrew Dickson

Remember last year I received a letter from the Cabinet Office to tell me, in strict confidence, that the Prime Minister was recommending to the Queen that I be appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). 

I couldn't tell anyone about this honour until the publishing of the New Year Honours list that was difficult! 
I was receiving this honour as a result…

Bolton FM Media Academy

by James Pilkington

Bolton FM's Media Academy has already been recognised by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust as an organisation which is actively addressing the issues of mental health in people and carers in Bolton.

But we want to expand the academy to help even more children and young people and to do that we need your help. There are several ways you can do this, you could make a donation knowing…


by James Pilkington

Fourteen years ago a group of us radio enthusiasts made a compelling application to OFCOM for a community radio station for Bolton.

No one could have foreseen the success it would to be!

In June this year Bolton FM will be celebrating our 10th anniversary of broadcasting and our achievement of winning a Queen's Award for Voluntary Services.

People of all ages, many…


by James Pilkington

Congratulations to Bolton FM's Emma Wilkinson! 

Mother’s Day

by James Pilkington

Sunday is Mother’s Day. 

Strictly Learn to Dance 2019

by James Pilkington

The grand final of Bolton Hospice's Strictly Learn to Dance 2019 takes place at the end of the month at the University of Bolton Stadium (Saturday 30th March) where the finalists will put 3 months of dance practice and fundraising into action! 

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