Community Radio For Warrington
Proud to be at the heart of your community, the only radio station based in the heart of Warrington, coming from our studios in Warrington Market we can feel the buzz around the town.
Radio Warrington Station Manager Steve Lewis: “As the town’s only station based in Warrington town centre we are delighted be backing Warrington’s bid. Radio Warrington staff and presenters live and breathe Warrington. There are already lots of developments and exiting times ahead for our town and this will be enhanced if our bid is successful.
UK City of Culture was established in 2009 following Liverpool’s successful year of European Capital of Culture in 2008. If successful, Warrington will have the chance to highlight its cultural past and grow its cultural offering.
The initial bid will be submitted by the end of April and the winner announced in Hull in December.
RADIO WARRINGTON 1332 AM Medium Wave
Radio Warrington is a community radio station broadcasting across Warrington and the surrounding areas on 1332AM medium wave and in digital stereo online on www.radiowarrington.co.uk
We are staffed and run by unpaid volunteers and we give training and broadcast opportunities to any Warrington people who want to get involved.
We like to shout about all that’s great about our town. We chat about news stories, local history, upcoming local events and keep drivers up to date with any traffic holdups in the area.
We love to get visits to our studio in Warrington Market from members of our community to tell us about their projects, news, charities and businesses.
Proud To Be At The Heart of Your Community
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, from Warrington, for Warrington since March 2007
- National News on the hour and Local Community News On The Hour Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
- Covering local topics, sports and events, featuring local people
- Discussing local topics with callers
- Teaching radio skills to any members of the community who ask for it.
- Supporting ALL local charities and businesses
- Broadcasting programmes from events all over Warrington using our outside broadcast trailer “The Cube”
- Playing locally produced music and interviewing bands etc.
- Full match commentary on all Warrington Wolves home games and some away games
- Reports and score updates from all Warrington Town FC games
- Massive selection of music, Radio Warrington plays all kinds of different music with something to suit everyone with our specialist music shows.
We have been broadcasting online since March 2007.
In July 2014 we were approved for an AM broadcast licence.
We began broadcasting on 1332AM Medium Wave on the 16th May 2016
AM broadcasting on medium wave is very complicated and involves the construction of a large aerial and transmitter station. We needed approval from the planning department who required specialist certification and detailed plans. However, in October we were granted planning permission to build on land owned by United Utilities in Great Sankey.
After Ofcom announced that there was no more room on the FM band, the station was approved to broadcast on AM in 2014 and have been struggling with the technical complexities and legal regulations associated with medium wave broadcasting.
Steve Lewis, one of the station managers said: “Broadcasting on the AM medium wave band is far more complicated and expensive than on FM, but we have been very fortunate to have enlisted the support of some very community-minded individuals, groups and businesses and all of our efforts are now coming together.
“We were struggling to find a suitable piece of land close to the centre of town for our transmitter site but United Utilities came to the rescue and provided an ideal location.
Community radio is very different to commercial radio giving broadcast opportunities to local people regardless of age, experience or abilities.
We are keen to hear from any Warrington people who might want to get involved, particularly those who have a good knowledge of the town”.
Radio Warrington is run and staffed by unpaid volunteers and is a community interest company. If you would like to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01925 555110 or pop into the studios in Warrington Market for more information.
Internet Listeners Technical Help:
If you have difficulty connecting to the main stream, try the More Options button or you can try our secondary stream here. If you still experience connection problems, click here http://www.radiowarrington.co.uk/technical-help
Be part of Radio Warrington.
Since your computer is on, why not send us an email. We love to receive your messages. We can’t get enough of them. We can mention you or your work colleagues and play you as many songs as you like throughout your workday. Why not send us a list. We love it! Email using the Contact link above
If you are a member of a local sports team, send us an email with news, fixtures and results. If you are a local band, let us know about gigs and send us your demos. If you would like to learn Radio skills such as presenting, news reading, sports reporting, interviewing, editing or engineering we would love to hear from you. If you are organising an event we can let Warrington know about it. Radio Warrington is all about Warrington and Warrington people.
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