96.5 Bolton FM

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96.5 Bolton FM
Bolton FM Logo
Broadcast area Bolton
Slogan The Voice of the Bolton Family
Frequency 96.5 MHz
First air date June 20, 2009
Format Community
Owner Bolton Community Radio
Website Bolton FM

96.5 Bolton FM is a Community Radio station based in Bolton, UK. Studios are located at Office 6, Bolton Market, Ashburner Street, Bolton.

96.5 Bolton FM launched at 11am on 20 June 2009 [1] at the One Bolton Festival event.

The station was awarded the title of 'Best Loved Local Radio Station in the UK' during the 2011 nationwide "thebestof" campaign called '14 days of love' as well as winning numerous other awards.

Featuring regular shows such as This is Bolton with Kevan Williams, Weekend Breakfast with Andy Haslam, Hits and Headlines with Big H and Club Tropicana which is hosted by Kev Gurney the station appeals to a wide audience. Bolton FM can also be regularly seen out in the Bolton Community hosting roadshows and broadcasting live from several locations. The station also provided technical staff for two Bolton Hospice events (Strictly Learn to Dance and the Midnight Memories walk).

The station has several high-profile connections including former Labour Whip Frank White as the station's former chairman and radio professional Darryl Morris as a former Director. Former Big Brother UK housemate Luke Marsden presented his own show on the station.


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Coordinates: 53°34′43″N 2°25′48″W / 53.578474°N 2.429915°W / 53.578474; -2.429915