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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    • The Richmond Walking and Book Festival

      The Richmond Walking and Festival Group are continuing to plan for the Festival this year which will take place from 19th to 27th September subject to Government restrictions and guidelines, although for obvious reasons we are unable to guarantee that the Festival will take place. We will keep the website up to date with our current plans, and if you are on our mailing list we will communicate on what is happening.

      at Across Swaledale
    • Settle Nature Day

      Organised at Settle Methodist Church by Craven Conservation Group and the Yorkshire Naturalists Union. Come for all or part of the day. Morning Stalls and Mini workshops. Afternoon - Yorkshire Naturalists Union AGM and Talk.

      at St John's Methodist Church
    • Winter Wonderland at Tennants

      If you are interested in having a stall at this year’s event, please complete and return the application form, you can download a copy of the application form here. Please ensure that you have read all the information before applying. Living Magazine and Tennants look forward to announcing further details later in the year.

      at The Garden Rooms at Tennants