Academy FM (Folkestone)

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105.9 Academy FM (Folkestone)
Broadcast area Folkestone
Slogan The Sound of Folkestone
Frequency 105.9 MHz
First air date 31 March 2011
Transmitter coordinates 51°05′30″N 1°09′57″E / 51.0917°N 1.1659°E / 51.0917; 1.1659Coordinates: 51°05′30″N 1°09′57″E / 51.0917°N 1.1659°E / 51.0917; 1.1659

105.9 Academy FM is a community radio station serving the town of Folkestone in Kent, which launched on 31 March 2011.[1]

The station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 105.9 FM. Because Folkestone has an existing commercial station, Academy FM has not been permitted to take on-air advertising or sponsorship. The station will be funded entirely by charitable contributions.[1] 107.8 Academy FM Thanet is its sister station in East Kent.


The licence for the station was filed with OFCOM in November 2008.[2] The licence was awarded in June 2009, along with that of sister station Academy FM (Thanet).[3]