Radio Melksham

Welcome to Radio Melksham

The new radio station for Melksham and the surrounding areas. Coming to a radio near you, soon. See below for our latest announcements. Get in touch with us via office -at- radiomelksham.co.uk and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Updates from the Radio Melksham team...

Let's work together!

Tuesday 5th January, 2021

Hi. We're Radio Melksham.

This is certainly an interesting time to try and launch a new radio station! Whilst we're hard at work doing the technical stuff to make that happen, we thought we could try and do something to help the community we intend to serve.

Now that #Melksham and England have entered another full lockdown, let's work together to help each other through these tough times.

If you're in need of help, or if you can offer assistance to those that need it, we'd love to put you in touch: just drop us a message and we'll do exactly that.

Get in touch via Social Media (links below) and let's see what we can do #together ❤️

Contact: office -at- radiomelksham.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/radiomelksham

Twitter: twitter.com/radiomelksham

Instagram: instagram.com/radiomelksham

Melksham Gets In Tune!

Monday 11th May, 2020

A new community radio station for Melksham has been awarded a licence by the broadcasting industry regulator OFCOM, Bringing a new era of communication to Melksham and the surrounding villages to help forge links within the neighbourhood

Phil Dawson, Director of the new Radio Melksham, said "we intend to bring a first class radio station directly to the community of Melksham with a wide range of music, together with local and national news and information. Mr Dawson went on to say that they would like to thank everyone involved in their efforts to get the idea off the ground and to this stage. They will continue working to build further support for the project from the local people in Melksham. The sound will be professional, entertaining and above all accessible by the people in the area including surrounding villages to Melksham.

Mr Dawson already has a proven track record with neighbouring station Fantasy Radio in Devizes. The Mayor of Melksham, Councillor John Hubbard said that "the radio station will have a distinct sound and will carry information and news specifically for Melksham and surrounding villages and it will be produced mostly by Melksham people for Melksham people."

Photographer Andy York from the Littlebrook Courtyard said "I think that Melksham has long needed its own radio station. It would be wonderful to have a local station to bring the community together, keep everyone informed on local events and issues, and give us the chance to communicate more widely, which is something you do extremely well with your Devizes radio station Fantasy Radio".

It'll be great to have something similar in Melksham with a good spread of music, etcetera that I know you'll provide. A perfect way to complement our brilliant local newspaper The Melksham News".

In fact, Radio Melksham has already gone live to give a taste of what to expect – visit the website www.radiomelksham.co.uk and click on the ‘take a listen’ button. In time Radio Melksham will start a full service on the FM airwaves.

If you would like to be involved in Radio Melksham or would like to know more...

Contact: office -at- radiomelksham.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/radiomelksham

Twitter: twitter.com/radiomelksham

Instagram: instagram.com/radiomelksham

An Announcement!

Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

The team behind Radio Melksham are pleased to announce that the industry regulator Ofcom has awarded Radio Melksham Limited a license to provide a community radio service for the town of Melksham in Wiltshire. We would like to thank everyone involved in our efforts to get this far - but now the hard work really begins! We will be working to build further financial support for the project, and hope to announce our plans soon.

If you would like to know more about Radio Melksham, or if you would like to be involved, please contact us via email (see below) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

Contact: office -at- radiomelksham.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/radiomelksham

Twitter: twitter.com/radiomelksham

Instagram: instagram.com/radiomelksham

Beginnings...

Monday 17th September, 2018

The team behind a highly successful radio station in Wiltshire is planning to bring its expertise to Melksham following a recent announcement by Ofcom.

Fantasy Radio, based in Devizes, has been broadcasting full-time across Wiltshire since 2012 and has built up a loyal following in the Melksham area too. Many listeners in the town contact the station regularly with information, music requests and news stories.

A spokesperson said: "We intend to bring a First Class radio station directly to the community of Melksham, dedicated to local people, organisations and businesses. The sound will be professional, entertaining and above all accessible by the people of the town and surrounding villages.

We will be a not-for-profit company, reliant on volunteers, so we want to invite Melksham people to become involved in the new station either as broadcasters or background staff".

Several members of our team are already based in Melksham and we have good contacts with local enterprises in the town.

It may be some time before we get the go-ahead from the regulator, but our application is in place as we await further announcements.

Contact: office -at- radiomelksham.co.uk