Did you know that there is no local FM broadcaster left in Peterborough? There could be once more if local on line radio station ‘Radio Peterborough’ is granted a FM licence from Ofcom. The radio station currently broadcasts digitally from the Herlington Centre in Orton Malbourne and can be listened to using an internet connection.

Bryan Tyler from Disability Peterborough is the stations newest recruit and has been offered an opportunity to host a regular show.

“It will be a mix of music, news and information with a bias on community and disability related information plus interviews with politicians, organisations, clubs and health care professionals who are involved with the Disability Forum/Inspire Peterborough and our colleagues and partners. If Radio Peterborough gets the OFCOM licence in the next couple of months, we will be broadcasting (potentially!) to over 200,000 people!” Bryan Tyler

PAB is just one of the charities who have been invited to have a chat with Brian and PAB committee member and volunteer Sylvie Wheeler will go to promote the services we offer. Brian hopes to record many interviews over the next few weeks to be used as a regular feature on his show, and says that it could be a great way to further promote the good work local charities do. Talks will either take place in the studio or they have a qualified roving reporter who can go out into the community and interview people.

Wayne Fitzgerald, Station Director, has called on listeners to email their support to the station if they would like to hear Radio Peterborough on FM as a full time station across the city (their email address is studio@radiopeterborough.co.uk). Alternatively, you write directly to the Community Radio Licensing Team at Ofcom with your letter of support for Radio Peterborough. Their postal address is: Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA.

About Radio Peterborough

Radio Peterborough has been established in the city since 2010 and are fully equipped with the latest technology to provide a professional local radio service across the city of Peterborough. It is a “not for profit” enterprise, and everyone who works for the station does so on a voluntary basis, including some well known local radio broadcasters.

The station is always looking for volunteers to work both on air and behind the scenes – everyone is welcome to participate in this truly local community project. Radio Peterborough’s local news broadcast is supplied by The Peterborough Telegraph Newspaper, ensuring all listeners will be kept well and truly up to date with what’s happening where they live. Their music policy is based on the best songs of today and yesterday – a vibrant, feel good sound that everyone can enjoy.

Please click here if you would like more information about Radio Peterborough, or click here to listen to the live broadcast.


Posted June 2015