96.5 Bolton FM

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96.5 Bolton FM
Bolton FM Logo
Broadcast areaBolton
SloganThe Voice of the Bolton Family
Frequency96.5 MHz
First air date20 June 2009
FormatCommunity, Adult Contemporary
OwnerBolton Community Radio
WebsiteBolton FM

96.5 Bolton FM is a community radio station based in Bolton, United Kingdom. Their studios are located above Bolton's Ashburner Street Market. The station launched at 11am on 20 June 2009 [1] at the One Bolton Festival event.

They were 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.[citation needed]

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 with Kevin Gurney, the station appeals to a wide audience. They 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 is also well-known for having 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