ALL FM

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ALL FM
Broadcast area South, central and east Manchester, UK
Frequency 96.9 MHz, Online
First air date May 2000
Format Community
Owner Independent

All FM is a local community radio station serving south, central and east Manchester and based in the South Manchester suburb of Levenshulme. The station is run by paid staff and volunteers living in its coverage area.

ALL FM began in 2000 as a project of the charity Radio Regen, with a four day broadcast under the title Radio Longsight. After the success of Radio Longsight, ALL FM was created, with station manager Dave Lenaghan,[1][2] covering the Longsight area and the neighbouring areas of Ardwick and Levenshulme (hence the acronym ALL). As ALL FM, two RSL broadcasting licences were obtained, allowing ALL FM to transmit on a temporary basis.

In 2002, the station became part of the government's 'Access Radio' pilot scheme.[2] ALL FM became an independent company and was granted a permanent broadcasting licence in 2005.[3]

Catering to an area described by the founders as "one of the most multicultural outside of London",[3] a wide variety of programming includes The Full Irish, Big T Caribbean Culture, Standing In The Shadows Of Lev, Breakfast Of Champions and Desi Fusion. Multilingual programmes in French, Polish, Portuguese, Panjabi and Hindi are also broadcast.

ALL FM's sister station WFM 97.2 broadcasts to the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, a few miles south of the ALL FM target area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALL FM". Retrieved 2011-12-24. "Contact: Dave Lenaghan" 
  2. ^ a b "ALL FM launches in Manchester inner-city as part of Access Radio Pilot Scheme". Retrieved 2011-12-24. "ALL FM has a licence to broadcast for one year as part of the experiment which aims to explore how Access Radio - a new tier of not-for-profit radio which will have social and educational benefits - might work in practice." 
  3. ^ a b "Ardwick, Longsight & Levenshulme (ALL) FM". Radio Regen. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 

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Coordinates: 53°26′38″N 2°11′38″W / 53.4439°N 2.1938°W / 53.4439; -2.1938