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Broadcast areaSouth, central and east Manchester, UK
Frequency96.9 MHz, Online
First air dateMay 2000

ALL FM is a local community radio station serving south, central and east Manchester and based in the South Manchester suburb of Levenshulme. The station is run by paid staff and volunteers living in its coverage area.

ALL FM began in 2000 as a project of the charity Radio Regen, with a four-day broadcast under the title Radio Longsight. After the success of Radio Longsight, ALL FM was created, with station manager Dave Lenaghan,[1][2] covering the Longsight area and the neighbouring areas of Ardwick and Levenshulme (hence the acronym ALL). As ALL FM, two RSL broadcasting licences were obtained, allowing ALL FM to transmit on a temporary basis.

In 2002, the station became part of the government's 'Access Radio' pilot scheme.[2] ALL FM became an independent company and was granted a permanent broadcasting licence in 2005.[3]

Catering to an area described by the founders as "one of the most multicultural outside London",.[3] The wide variety of programming includes French, Cantonese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Panjabi and Hindi. In 2015 poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay became patron of ALL FM. He said he loved the diversity of the station and it was (as far as he knew) the only station to have played his track 'Architecture'.

ALL FM's sister station WFM 97.2 broadcasts to the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, a few miles south of the ALL FM target area.


ALL FM took the Bronze medal in the Community Radio Association's Station of the Year award in 2018. 'The Innocent Ear' show won silver for Best Specialist Music Show.[4]


  1. ^ "ALL FM". Retrieved 2011-12-24. Contact: Dave Lenaghan
  2. ^ a b "ALL FM launches in Manchester inner-city as part of Access Radio Pilot Scheme". Retrieved 2011-12-24. ALL FM has a licence to broadcast for one year as part of the experiment which aims to explore how Access Radio - a new tier of not-for-profit radio which will have social and educational benefits - might work in practice.
  3. ^ a b "Ardwick, Longsight & Levenshulme (ALL) FM". Radio Regen. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  4. ^ "Community Radio Award Shortlist".

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Coordinates: 53°26′38″N 2°11′38″W / 53.4439°N 2.1938°W / 53.4439; -2.1938