About Us

    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.

    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! 

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    On Air

    • Julian at Breakfast

      The best way to start your day in the Dales with News, Weather and Sport and Dales Music Mix.

    • Lee Moulsdale

      Weekday Mornings with the Classic Top 3 and No 1's @1

    • Keith Fletcher

      The Dales Drive Home with the very best music and conversation.

    • Rob Stevens

      The Dales Evening Show with great music and a finger on the pulse of the Dales

    • StressBusters

      Ease the troubles of the day away with late night easy listening,

    • Nic Foster

      Saturday Morning brought to life with Great Music, Loads of info on events in the Dales, Local stories from the week and the weekend edition of The Time Machine.

    • Nick Babb - Stuck In The 80s

      Two hours packed with the biggest songs from the 1980s.

    • Stuart Clarkson

      A comprehensive guide to what’s happening at the weekend, a look at the weekend's sporting action, the latest news and great tunes for your Saturday afternoon.

    Dales Weather

    • Skipton

      Sunny intervals

      High: 10°C | Low: 6°C

    • Settle

      Sunny intervals

      High: 9°C | Low: 5°C

    • Leyburn

      Sunny intervals

      High: 10°C | Low: 6°C

    • Sedbergh

      Light rain shower

      High: 8°C | Low: 6°C

    • Kirkby Stephen

      Light rain shower

      High: 8°C | Low: 6°C

    Recently Played

    Dales Diary

    • Pumpkin Trail

      From 24th October to 1st November it's the Seasons Bakery Pumpkin Trail in Ingleton. Dress up and celebrate the new normal way of Halloween. Follow the map around Ingleton and find the pumpkins with letters on. Create a word and discover your Trick or Treat. The cost is £2 per person with the maximum number in any group to be no more than 6 to follow the current government guidelines. All proceeds for this event are going towards St. Mary’s Church and the Pop-Up Pantry.

      at Seasons Bakery
    • Medieval Music in the Dales

      Medieval Music in the Dales at Bolton Castle, Leyburn is the UK's only festival of medieval music and it’s online anytime this year, due to the pandemic. The festival features performances from dozens of musicians - some live online, others pre-recorded exclusively to premier at Medieval Music in the Dales. On top of that, you can enjoy a virtual tour of the amazing venue - Bolton Castle - and join in on vocal and instrumental workshops.

      at Online
    • Cave Exploring

      If you are on a staycation in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park then you are in the most extensive caving area in the UK. So if you’re looking for something to do or if you live in the Dales and you fancy exploring the marvellous caves, which includes the longest cave system, one of the largest caverns, and the highest unbroken underground waterfall at Gaping Gill then head online to yorkshiredales.org.uk for more info.

      at Yorkshire Dales