Forty years ago this week the Independent Singles and Albums Charts was launched a weekly rundown of the UK's best-selling records by acts who weren't signed to major labels.
The voice of the Bolton Family has just got louder.
Volunteers are essential to Bolton FM - without their dedication and enthusiasm we would not be able to bring you the radio to you that we do.
I'm working my way through the leftovers from Christmas Day lunch.
It's Christmas next week, and on Christmas Eve Santa his work cut out for him.
As we near the end of the year and indeed, the end of a decade, as Bolton FM presenters are putting together their end of year shows, the Official Charts Company have been busy releasing, well, charts.
Bolton FM are now playing two Christmas songs each hour between 7am and
6pm; and three classic Christmas songs are jingling their way back into
There are so many events leading up to Christmas it's difficult to know where to begin.
It must be; Tuesday was hat, gloves and two pairs of socks weather.
Bolton Winter Festival returns to Victoria Square in early December.