Welcome to the online home of Dales Radio. Local radio for the Yorkshire Dales.
We’re sure you’ll love Dales Radio – great music, local news and information, fun and entertainment. And some familiar names! Julian is back at Breakfast, Lee takes you through the morning with Simon Rogers in the afternoons and the drive home from Keith Fletcher. Weekends are fun too with some great programming.
Dales Radio is the Radio station for the Yorkshire Dales! Broadcasting on AM, FM, online and on your mobile, the station reaches people of all walks of life who live and work in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.
The station launched in January 2016, after years of work by a small but dedicated team of volunteers who had identified the need for a station since the sad demise of Fresh Radio in the Dales, some years ago.
Dales Radio operates on a not for profit basis and is staffed by volunteers, producing entertaining and locally relevant programmes for the people of the Yorkshire Dales. The station is funded by grants, donations and some commercial revenue generated through advertising. and sponsorship. What better way to market your business than through your local radio station? You’ll reach new audiences for a very low investment and at the same time be supporting this worthy cause. It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved at the very beginning.
Dales Radio is unique in this county, apart from being the largest community radio station in the UK, it is also operated in a very different way. With no one studio base, the station receives contributions from presenters all over the Dales and has community correspondents in each town – all of whom act as a representative for the station, point of contact and contribute to programmes. Using the very latest technology, Dales Radio is very different! You make the content about you, from The Dales and about the Dales!
The radio station is licenced and regulated by Ofcom and we pay music royalties to PRS and PPL to allow us to play music. Dales Radio Limited is a company limited by guarantee. A not for profit organisation and all profits will be ploughed back into expanding and maintaining this valuable service across the Dales.
Our community correspondents are on the lookout for your stories too – one in each part of The Dales. We are always looking for people from across our area to get involved – as presenters, correspondents or simply to tell us what’s going on! Get in touch and help shape YOUR local station! Find out more here.
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