|City of license||London|
|Broadcast area||UK - Local|
|Slogan||Classic Hits, New Music,
Asian and World Music
|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, Brooke Burfitt speaks with local people on her weekday morning show, Hughie Dixon plays indie rock on Tuesday evenings, and Mandeep Panesar showcases urban music on Wednesday 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 RSL 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.
- Hayes FM - official site
- Media UK station profile
- Official launch for Hayes FM (PDF)
- ORLA joins Hayes FM London
- Hayes FM partner Anglo-Polish Radio ORLA.fm Orla FM
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