Pure 107.8FM

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Pure 107.8
City of license Stockport
Broadcast area Stockport
Frequency 107.8 MHz
First air date 13 September 2007
Transmitter coordinates 53°24′27″N 2°09′42″W / 53.4076°N 2.1616°W / 53.4076; -2.1616Coordinates: 53°24′27″N 2°09′42″W / 53.4076°N 2.1616°W / 53.4076; -2.1616
Website www.pureradio.org.uk

Pure 107.8 is a community radio station broadcasting in Stockport, south Manchester. Pure Radio is part of Pure Innovations, a not-for-profit organisation that employs people from disadvantaged backgrounds to build the skills and confidence to get back into employment. Around 60 volunteers work for Pure 107.8FM.

Pure Radio launched full time in September 2006 and has approximately 27,000 listeners (Ipsos Mori poll). It is the only radio station to exclusively cover Stockport. It covers local news and events, and plays music from the last four decades. Pure Radio also provides live commentary of every Stockport County match, both home and away.

The station is based in Cheadle Heath, Stockport. Pure 107.8 can also be listened to from their website.

Pure radio has mainstream programming during the day and community-focused shows in the evening cover topics such as sexuality, aging and health, as well as specialist music shows including classic 60s, indie, funk, punk, soul and blues.


  • Chilled Pure
  • Pure Breakfast with Tim Fernley
  • The Long Lunch with Sara Hughes
  • Priceless Pure
  • Stockport’s Drive Home with Dave Stearn
  • The Guest List
  • Pure County
  • Total Access Community Shows (New Horizons, Stockport Focus, The Basement, Under the Rainbow)
  • Music Central (Rock 'n' Roll Legends, Play Something Country, Northern Soul Floorfillers, The Cellar Tapes, Way Back Grooves, Soul Patrol, Keep It Real, Fuzzbox, Stockport Years with Matthew Gilbert, Roots & Fusion, Edge of Heaven, International Departures).

Main presenters[edit]

  • Tim Fernley (Breakfast)
  • Sara Hughes (The Long Lunch)
  • Pete Liggins (News and Sport Editor)
  • Dave Stearn (Stockport’s Drive Home)
  • Paul Holloway (The Guest List)
  • Jess Foley (The Guest List)