Thornbury Radio launches on FM in June 2021!
Due to the tireless hard work of volunteers, Thornbury and the surrounding villages are getting their own FM radio station this year.
Following its successful bid for a full-time FM broadcasting licence, Thornbury Radio – Your Choice, Your Voice! is making its final preparations to launch on FM in June 2021. The FM service is designed to cover Thornbury and surrounding villages – including Alveston, Olveston, Tytherington, Oldbury-on-Severn, Leyhill, Wickwar, Bagstone and Iron Acton.
The station studios, based in the heart of Thornbury on the Plain, will become fully operational in May 2021. This has been made possible thanks to the station’s partnership with Simpson’s solicitors.
“Simpson Solicitors is excited to be supporting Thornbury Radio’s launch on FM radio. It will provide the Thornbury Community with a fantastic central focus based in the heart of Thornbury, that can support all of the many community groups. As a local business, Simpson Solicitors sees advertising on Thornbury Radio as an excellent way to share our message that our Thornbury legal team is part of the Thornbury community.” John Baden-Daintree LL.B., Solicitor & Associate Director.
The station’s FM launch date is Monday 7th June 2021. You can then listen to Thornbury Radio – Your Choice, Your Voice! on 105.1 FM and 107.5 FM thanks to the transmitters the team have built.
Thornbury Radio’s mission is to give a voice to Thornbury and the surrounding areas. Over the years, more than 300 local volunteers of all ages have delivered local radio programming on the station.
There is still lots of work to do to ensure the success of the station after launch, from training volunteer presenters, through to station admin and ongoing maintenance of the technical kit. If you are interested then please do visit the website below and complete the volunteer form.
David Wrench, Director of the station said, “This is the culmination of a 16-year journey from the Thornbury FM and Gloss FM restricted service broadcasts to the launch of Thornbury Radio. Now everyone in the community of Thornbury and the surrounding villages will have their very own 24hr, 7 days a week FM service. To get to this point has only been possible through the efforts of many volunteers and supporters."
Thornbury Radio supports local organisations to get their message on air from interviews, to promoting messages on social media or creating information adverts, there are lots of ways Thornbury Radio can help.
Thornbury Radio is run by Thornbury Media Community Interest Company and is funded by a combination of grants, donations and advertising.
Thornbury Radio is a cost-effective way for local businesses to support the social enterprise and advertise within South Gloucestershire.
While it builds towards FM launch, the station continues its online local radio service 24 hours a day via the website below. This service is readily available on mobiles using the dedicated iOS and Android apps, tablets, PCs and internet radios.