|City of license||London|
|Slogan||Act local, think Gobal|
|First air date||1 September 2007|
The station is non-commercial - it is not obligated to sell advertisements in order to remain operational. This gives autonomy with format, allowing a variety of tastes and musical genres to be accommodated in programming. For example, Hughie Dixon plays indie rock 9-11 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, Mandeep Panesar showcases urban music 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, and Pete Dicks presents Beatles and Beyond - Europe's longest running Beatles-themed radio show - from 11 p.m. on Sunday evenings.
Hayes FM was launched out of an initiative between Sutish Sharma, who at that time was working for the BBC, and local MP John McDonnell. The initiative's aim was to contribute towards engaging the three West London boroughs' different communities.
In 2003, Hayes FM undertook a Restricted Service Licence for one month. In 2004, the station developed accredited training courses, and in November of that year submitted an application to Ofcom for a local radio licence. Hayes FM was awarded a radio operators licence in 2006; it started broadcasting on 1 September 2007.
- "Pete Dicks". Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- J. McDonnell. "Weekly Show with Kaashif Awan on Hayes FM on Monday". Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- J. McDonnell. "Hayes FM Community Radio Station Launched". Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- S. K. Sharma. "About Us". Hayes FM. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
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