Local Radio for Bedford
Bedford Radio is the local radio station for Bedford. You can hear us on DAB across Bedford, and online.
We began broadcasting programmes online in 2020, secured a short-term FM licence to cover the River Festival and Fringe Festival for 11 days in July 2022, and arrived on DAB in early 2024.
Bedford has a wealth of cultural events, community organisations, and commercial enterprises, all of which make the town a great place to live and work in.
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.
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. Please see further information on signing up as a volunteer, and getting involved with our programmes.
Our leadership team is:
- Martin Steers (Station Manager)
- John Kell (Assistant Station Manager).
To advertise with us, see our Partners page.
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.