Local radio station on FM airwaves

THE SOUNDS of a Bulwell-based radio station hit the airwaves over Christmas after winning a special broadcast licence.

Trent Sound, which is run from studios on Coventry Road, has been appealing to listeners over the Internet since June via www.trentsound.com.

Now those behind the venture have been able to broadcast on the FM frequency for the first time after being given a month-long go-ahead by the watchdog, the Office for Communications (Ofcom).

The station has been on air since Monday December 12, and new listeners can tune in on 87.9 FM/VHF until Sunday January 8.

Director of communications for the station, Magnus Shaw, said: “We feel it’s really important Nottingham has a truly local station that’s in touch with the city and its communities.

“We’re absolutely thrilled we’ve been on FM at this important time of the year.

“We’ve pulled out all the stops to make Trent Sound a fabulous service and hope everyone will stay with us online beyond January.”

Trent Sound provides an entertaining 24-hour service online. The daytime schedule features a lively morning show from Andy Lloyd, a daily retro chart from years gone by, horoscopes and competitions and weather and traffic bulletins.

In the evening, listeners will find Nottingham bands playing live in the studio, a rock show, folk show and specialist music coverage.

Throughout the festive season, the station has also been broadcasting some special Christmas programmes.

The station can also be heard on iPhones, iPads and Android phones. All programmes can be downloaded via a popular ‘listen again’ service.