Bolton FM is a multi-award-winning community radio station which began broadcasting at 11am on the 20th June 2009. We are a not for profit community interest company (CIC) which relies on more than one hundred valued volunteers from the local area to bring truly local radio to Bolton.
We broadcast 24hrs a day from our studios located at the Bolton Market on Ashburner Street in the heart of Bolton town centre.
We encourage new, unique and innovative radio with a relevant and local feel. All of our shows are produced and presented by volunteers and we offer our town an exclusively local radio service that promotes local events, community groups and focuses on local news and sport. We welcome input from local sports teams and voluntary groups.
Through the day we have all your favourite hits from the past to present day mixed with local chat and interviews from local people and groups. In the evenings we have our specialist shows where we cover everything from unsigned music to programmes exploring specific musical genres such as classical, rock and much more.
Bolton FM is also out and about around your town, you may see us in places like the Market Place shopping centre or on Victoria Square. We are also involved with many local events such as the Food and Drink Festival and Bolton Hospice Midnight Memories Walk.
Our dedicated group of volunteers make Bolton FM what it is today.
Bolton FM has been set up to serve the community of Bolton, and to serve the volunteers of this community who wish to become involved in it. Bolton FM and its volunteers subscribe to the following codes of practice:
If you would like to learn more about Community Radio visit the Community Media Association’s website.
Community Radio in the UK is regulated by OFCOM.
Bolton FM Key Commitments
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