ABOUT RADIO WARRINGTON

Radio Warrington is a community radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day across Warrington and the surrounding areas on DAB, online, on App and on Smart Speaker.

Operating from the town, for the town since 2007, we feature a broad mix of music, local news, history, arts, culture, business, sport, traffic updates and more. We love to shout about all that is great about the town of Warrington!

We promote the great work of local charities and receive regular visits from experts who can provide advice and support for members of our community who need it.

Radio Warrington is staffed and run by unpaid volunteers and gives training and broadcast opportunities to Warrington people looking to get involved with community radio.

How to listen

Why Listen

  • National News on the hour and local community news throughout the day
  • Discussing local topics, sports and events, featuring local people in the studio or on the phone
  • Promoting local events, schemes and services
  • Teaching radio skills to members of the community
  • Supporting ALL local charities and businesses
  • Broadcasting programmes from events all over Warrington using our outside broadcast trailer “The Cube” – if you are interested in booking “The Cube” please complete our contact form.
  • Playing locally produced music and interviewing local bands etc.
  • Full match commentary on all Warrington Wolves home games and some away games
  • Reports and score updates from all Warrington Town FC and Warrington Rylands FC games
  • Massive selection of music, Radio Warrington plays all kinds of different music with something to suit everyone with our specialist music shows.

Our History

Radio Warrington has been broadcasting across Warrington since March 2007.

After broadcasting online for seven years, in July 2014 Ofcom granted us a licence to broadcast as a community radio station on 1332AM (Medium Wave). AM broadcasting is quite complicated and requires a large aerial and transmitter station. We needed approval from the town’s planning department who required specialist certification and detailed plans. We were finally given permission to build on land owned by United Utilities in Great Sankey and on the 16th May 2016 we went live on 1332AM.

In April 2015, we moved from our old studios in Cinnamon Brow to Warrington Market where we continue to broadcast from today in the Market’s fantastic new home in Time Square.

In October 2023, Ofcom gave us the go ahead to broadcast as a community station on Warrington’s new DAB+ Multiplex significantly increasing our footprint across the town. This, and the fact many modern radios are unable to recieve AM broadcasts led to us taking the decision to switch off our AM transmitter on 28 March 2024.

Continuing to broadcast “from the town, for the town”, Radio Warrington is a community interest company run and staffed by unpaid volunteers. We are committed to promoting all that is good about the town and offer 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. If you would like to know more, please complete our contact form or pop into our studios in Warrington Market.

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