Hayes FM

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Hayes FM
City of license London
Broadcast area Hayes
Slogan Classic Hits, New Music,
Asian and World Music
Frequency FM: 91.8
First air date 1 September 2007
Format Non-commercial
Website www.hayesfm.org.uk

Hayes FM (91.8 FM) is a community-focused local radio station based in Hayes, West London, England.


The target audience is people who live and work within a three mile radius of the centre of Hayes in the south of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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, Graham Kirk speaks with local people on his 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.[1] 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.[2] Former Presenter Anu Bains ([3]Radio Jackie)


  1. ^ J. McDonnell. "Hayes FM Community Radio Station Launched". Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ S. K. Sharma. "About Us". Hayes FM. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ https://en-gb.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=256988377718044&id=111480078935542

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