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Content is King

by James Pilkington

All great radio shows start with great ideas, unique content that makes the show stand out.

Happy New Music Year!

by Mark Williamson

Happy New Year from everyone at Bolton FM!


by James Pilkington

We're nearly in to a new year, some of us are in a reflective mood of the year just gone and hopeful for the year to come.

Almost Christmas

by James Pilkington

It's almost Christmas! We've worked hard on the Christmas schedule and we can unwrap some of it in this column. My copy has scruffy notes scrawled all over it.

Christmas Festivities

by James Pilkington

I'm stuck. I've written and rewritten this sentence five times. I don't recall how many times I've hit the 'delete' key on my keyboard.

Do They Know it’s Christmas?

by James Pilkington

It’s official we’re playing Christmas music on Bolton FM! But some of the festive season's biggest hits don't mention so much as a snowflake, let alone a big jolly bloke in a red suit and some serious beard issues.

It's a Wonderful Life

by James Pilkington

It's December tomorrow, I have a confession. I've watched 'It's a Wonderful Life'. It's my favourite film.

Black Friday

by James Pilkington

There's excitement in the Bolton FM studios. There's talk of Black Friday deals Shoppers are expected to spend at least £10bn this week as we continue our infatuation with Black Friday, the US-inspired discount day.


by James Pilkington

I am at an age in life when I find myself advising younger people at Bolton FM, I'm answering questions daily from over a hundred volunteers.


by James Pilkington

"More often than not, this means early mornings and late nights, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. My passion for Bolton means that I have always been happy to make that commitment."

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