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Five year licence extension for Wrexham’s Calon FM

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 21st, 2017.

A community radio station in Wrexham will be on air for another five years after having its licence extended.

Calon FM, based in the Creative Industries building at Wrexham Glyndwr University, has been broadcasting across the since 2008 and will celebrate its tenth birthday in March 2018.

Over the past five years Calon FM has been successful in winning two Radio Academy awards for Station of the Year for Wales in both 2013 & 2014.

In 2016 Calon FM also won two Bronze awards at the Community Radio Awards. The awards were for Community Development Project of the Year for a series of shows highlighting homelessness in Wrexham and also Live Event of the Year for Focus Wales Coverage.

The radio station hosts a diverse schedule of shows presented by people from across the Wrexham community.

In 2017, the station also added live commentary of Wrexham AFC games to its schedule, which has been a huge boost for the station.

Station editors Katherine Wade and Amy Hughes are thrilled with the news, stating: “We want to thank our amazing family of volunteers, past and present, who work so hard with us to produce some great programming. Some of whom have gone on to great things.

“We look forward to welcoming lots of new faces from around Wrexham over the next five years”

Calon FM is a community radio station based on Mold Road, Wrexham. All content is presented and produced by a team of local volunteers.

If you’d like to get involved with Calon FM then e-mail info@calonfm.com

You can listen in live on 105fm or online on the Calon FM website.

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