How to Listen

    Currently Thornbury Radio is a web-only radio station. But that does not mean you can only listen to it whilst sat in front of your computer in the study.   There are a number of ways to listen:

    At Home or WorkThornbury Radio Website player

    • Website - this is the easiest way to listen. Visit and click "Listen Live".  Our radio player will pop up.  It has several good features like telling you what songs have been played, what's next, and even "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down" buttons to tell us your music preferences

    • On your mobile phone - simply download the Thornbury Radio Gloss FM App - details here.

    • Amazon Echo (Alexa) - Just say "Alexa - Enable Thornbury Radio" to enable our bespoke ALexa Skill.  That is a once-only task, from then on just say "Alexa play Thornbury Radio"

    • Google Home smart speakers - rather ironically it works best if you say "Play Thornbury FM"!

    • Radio Directories - we are listed on a number of radio directories and Apps.  If you use one that we are not on, please let us know!

    • Internet Radio - These are just like normal radios that can also connect to your home WiFi and play GLOSS FM.  We are listed on Pure and Reciva which most such internet radios use.   If your internet radio does not list Thornbury Radio, please let us know giving the make and model and any other information!   As a last resort you could simply enter the direct link to our radio web stream which is

    • DAB Radio - We are not on DAB yet, but if you own a DAB radio, check to see if it has Internet Radio (WiFi Radio) functionality - many do.  Then follow the steps above.

    • TV - if you have a smart TV you may be able to receive us on that if your TV uses vTuner or Tunein.  If it offers an alternative radio system that we are not on, please let us know!

    On the Move

    • Mobile Phone - the easiest way is to use a smartphone if you have a data subscrption, or are in an area with WiFi.   You need to be slightly careful with the amount of data consumed - as an example, a small , cheap 4GB/month data subscription should allow you to listen to Thornbury Radio  for approximately 46 hours.  Simply download our App, or visit our website radio player on your phone, or use a radio player App like Tunein

    • In the Car - if your car has a audio socket then this is the best method to connect your smartphone.  Simply buy a 3.5mm stereo audio lead like this.   Alternatively you can use a Bluetooth connection if your car radio has that - but we find that a bit fiddly!

    FM Transmitter

    • No we are not broadcasting on FM yet, but did you know you can buy your own FM transmitter for less than £5?   If you plug this into a computer, tablet or smartphone playing GLOSS FM then it means you can use a normal FM radio to listen to Thornbury Radio GLOSS FM in the car, or around your house or garden.  We suggest you tune your transmitter and radio to 87.7 - it is a very "clean" (and familiar!) frequency for maximum quality.

    Radio Apps and Directories

    We are available on the following radio Apps and Directories.  We aim to be available on as many platforms as possible, please let us know if you find one that we are not on!


    GLOSS FM on LiveRadio       Pure cropped

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