Local Radio for Bedford
8pm - 8am
Bedford Radio is the local radio station for Bedford.
We began broadcasting programmes online in 2020, secured an FM Restricted Service Licence for 11 days of July 2022, and aim to launch on DAB digital radio in 2023.
Bedford has a wealth of cultural events, community organisations, and commercial enterprises, all of which make the town a great place in which to live and work.
Bedford Radio exists to help communities in the Bedford area have a voice on the issues that matter to them, and engage with other local groups. We want to make ourselves the local radio station of choice for the whole of Bedford, regardless of age, culture, ethnic background, religion or class.
What do we sound like?
During daytime we aim for a mix of shows that contain entertainment, speech, discussion, and current affairs. Presenters will discuss issues of the day with guests, listeners, and the community at large.
Our music policy aims to have a broad appeal, for those in their 30s to late 50's, modelled on popular commercial and public stations. So, a great mix of music from the 70s to today's hits, with the occasional older golden classic thrown in.
At evenings and weekends we look to cater to different interests, including community-focused shows and content, special interest programmes and specialist music shows.
How we work
We are a volunteer-based organisation, and we look to people to give their time freely to present and produce content, in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere of mutual support and common goals. We intend to expand the number of volunteers involved in running the station as we move towards launching on DAB in 2023.
Our operations group is:
- Martin Steers (Station Manager)
- John Kell (Assistant Station Manager)
- Colin Redpath (Assistant Station Manager).
We are funded by advertising, some grant funding and donations from volunteers and listeners.
To advertise with us, see our Partners page.
To donate, visit Local Giving.
Bedford Radio is operated by Home Counties Community Media CIC.
Feedback and complaints
We're always happy to hear feedback from our listeners. To provide feedback, or if you wish to complain about something you have heard on Bedford Radio, please email [email protected]. If you are unhappy with our response to a complaint, you can raise the issue further with Ofcom.