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|Slogan||Good Times...Great Songs from the Heart of Yorkshire|
|Frequency||FM: 107.4 MHz
DAB: not available via DAB
|First air date||11 September 2006|
|Owner||Wetherby Community Radio Ltd|
|Website||Live MP3 Stream|
Tempo FM is the local community radio station for Wetherby, Boston Spa, as well as the surrounding villages in the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire areas. The radio station mainly plays easy listening music and is run by volunteers as a "Not for Profit" company.
The radio station was the idea of Bob Preedy who applied for the licence. With the help of a team of volunteers, it commenced broadcasting on 107.4 MHz on 11 September 2006 in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. The station plays easy listening music, during weekdays with specialist live and recorded programmes during the evenings. A wide range of music is played during the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays presented by many local presenters. The radio station is funded partly by advertising, supplemented by donations and grants. The current head of music is Stuart Robinson, who is also a member of the management team comprising:- Alan Everard, William Baker, George Watts, Eric Ovenden and Mike Davison.
In November 2011, Tempo FM presenters Wayne Bavin set a record by presenting a 60-hour-long radio show, raising some £1800 for "Children in Need" and beating the record set by Chris Moyles of Radio 1 by several hours. Similar broadcasting attempts have been made and all are subject to final confirmation by Guinness.
The current licence period for Tempo FM expires on 10 September 2016.
Broadcast area and competition
The station was originally based at the Engine Shed, Wetherby. In October 2012 it moved to new purpose built studios in the One Stop Centre in Westgate, Wetherby. At the same time it moved its transmitter to higher ground near Collingham. It covers Wetherby, Boston Spa, Collingham, Tadcaster, and Harewood, the station can be heard in many places in the neighbouring county of North Yorkshire.
The radio's area overlaps in areas with that of Asian Fever FM (East Leeds, in particularly Harehills, Oakwood and Seacroft) and Stray FM (Harrogate), while broadcasting in conjunction with regional radio stations such as Radio Aire, Real Radio and BBC Radio Leeds.
Stuart Robinson, George Watts, Steve France, Mike Davison, Eric Ovenden, Bill Baker, Dom Midgley, Robbie Purves, Gary Roberts, Bairbre McKendrick, David Sibbald, Clare Feast, Dan Burton, Paul Richards, Jon Bee, John Blackburn, Matthew Butler David Drury, Bill Baker, Rob Allen, Emily Kerr, Bruce Howard, Alan Potter, Bill Brooke, Guest features by: The Deepdale Creative Writing Group, Wetherby Neighbourhood Policing Team, Barleyfields Youth Club, Radio Project,
- Your easy connection to Wetherby and Boston Spa (2006-2008)
- Easy listening radio from Wetherby (2008 to 2009)
- Your Radio out of Wetherby (2009 to 2010)
- Wetherby's Brighter Radio Station (2010 to 2011)
- Good Times...Great Songs from the Heart of Yorkshire (2011 to present)
- "Tempo 107.4 FM (Wetherby)". Ofcom. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011.