Tulip Radio

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Tulip Radio
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Broadcast area South Lincolnshire
Frequency 107.5 MHz
First air date 12 June 2009
Format Community
Owner Tulip Radio Ltd
Website www.tulip-radio.co.uk

Tulip Radio is the local community radio station covering the area of Spalding, Lincolnshire in England. The name is linked to Spalding's heavy involvement with the horticulture industry, and Tulips are one flower the town is famous for. In addition, the town hosts the annual Spalding Flower Parade (once named the Tulip parade, and still heavily based on tulips) every year at the beginning of May. The station has a float in the Spalding Flower Parade. Founded in 2001 as 'Tulip FM', and renaming in 2006 to Tulip Radio, in April 2008 the station was awarded a 5 year full-time community radio licence by Ofcom, the UK Media regulator. The station commenced full-time broadcasting on 12 June 2009.

Tulip Radio is one of few radio stations nationally to offer media training to secondary students in local schools from its new studios in The Crescent, originally funded by the leader+ scheme. Some of the students have gone on to present shows on the station.[1] The station is regularly involved in community events such as the Annual Spalding Pumpkin Festival, the Flower Parade, Food Festival as well as Macmillan Cancer Support events & Springfields fireworks.

In 2007, the station also took on the job of finding the South Holland Flower Queen [2] to be the leading lady of the Spalding Flower Parade. On 3 December 2011 Tulip Radio is organising, on behalf of Spalding & Area Chamber of Commerce, the Christmas Lights Switch On. [3]

As well as its own broadcasts, it has helped along with the Blackfriars Arts Centre, to set up a radio station in Boston, Lincolnshire formally known as Stump Radio which broadcasts during July on 87.7 FM. Stump eventually went onto become Endeavour Online and is still going on.[4] [5]

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