About Us

    Thornbury Radio - Your Choice. Your Voice!

    Hello, we are Thornbury Radio.

    We are a not-for-profit organisation regulated by the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies. Our mission is to deliver a hyper-local radio station serving Thornbury and surrounding area.

    We aim to deliver high quality, relevant programming to Thornbury.  We support development of our community through frequent on-air mentions, sponsorship and campaigns.  Unlike other stations, scarcely 10 minutes will pass without you hearing the word "Thornbury" or something else that is locally relevant!

    Community radio is special as it is created by the local community and can be enjoyed anywhere; at home, in the car, at work, when exercising, etc.

    We work with everyone in our local community of Thornbury and the surrounding area from individuals through to local organisations.

    Our service is for the people of Thornbury and surrounding area, about Thornbury and surrounding area by the people of Thornbury and surrounding area. Thornbury Radio is the hub to find out about everything going-on in and around Thornbury and surrounding area. Many local stakeholders have told us how important they think local radio is for social cohesion in our community.

    We work with anyone whose aims are aligned to our own:

    •          The promotion of diverse local voluntary organisations

    •          The provision of local information and news

    •          Information and education on health issues

    •          Highlight education, training, and employment opportunities for young people

    •          Encourage self-help in addition to community assistance to the less fortunate members of our area

    •          Showcase local talent in their artistic and cultural endeavours

    •          Promote participation in sports and other keep-fit activities

    •          Working with local organisations to encourage involvement in the station

    •          Provide opportunities to reduce social isolation and make new friends

    •          Provide uplifting and cheerful programmes to lift the spirits of listeners

    We are a fully inclusive non-discriminatory organisation who welcomes all volunteers.

    We provide ongoing training and support to our volunteers and presenters who have told us being part of Thornbury Radio is so rewarding, knowing you can reach the whole community from a microphone and potentially give everyone a voice!

    Musically we are far more diverse than other stations on the dial.  In contrast to most commercial stations that play list only 300-400 songs, our play list has over 5000 songs, and that excludes the music we play in specialist shows!

    This website and web station were just the beginning.  We launched on FM across much of South Glos in 2021!  In time we hope to broadcast digitally to Thornbury on DAB.

    Thornbury Radio is more than a radio station – we are: Your Choice.  Your Voice!   While the big faceless commercial stations go increasingly regional and national, Thornbury Radio will continue to highlight local news, events and causes in and around Thornbury.  We will spotlight local organisations and get to grips with local issues that affect Thornbury.

    Thornbury Radio is owned and operated by Thornbury Media Community Interest Company which is registered in England & Wales, Company Number 10727113.

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