Oldham Community Radio - 99.7 FM Oldham
Oldham Community Radio, also known as 99.7fm, is a distinct community radio station that targets the many varied communities living and working in the Oldham Metropolitan Borough area. The station operates on a not-for-profit basis and within the confines of UK Community Radio legislation, which places various restrictions on commercial activity and necessitates diverse funding streams.
Launched on March 17th, 2007, after the Community Media Association's 25-year-long battle for Community Radio authorization in the UK, Oldham Community Radio was among the 107 radio stations awarded a full-time license. The station differentiates itself by "narrowcasting" rather than "broadcasting," reaching a wide cross-section of the community through regular programme strands, which results in a wide range of "appointment to listen" programs.
Listeners can tune into the station on 99.7fm in the Oldham and surrounding areas, but it's also accessible online from computers, mobile devices, and smart speakers, allowing audiences from all over to listen live to its unique content.
The station has a team of dedicated presenters and staff who work to bring a variety of content to their audience. Some of the notable team members include Ali O'Brien, Arthur Chorley, Barbara Dignan, and Colin Wilding among others.
- Genre: pop
- City: Oldham
- Bitrate:128 kbit/s
- First air date: March 2007
- Frequency: 99.7 FM
- Language: English
|6-8 Albion St, Oldham OL1 3BG
|+44 161 682 0997