Compass FM

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This article is about the radio station in the UK. For the Compass FM in New Zealand, see Compass FM 104.9.
Compass FM
Compass FM logo.png
City Grimsby
Broadcast area North East Lincolnshire
Frequency DAB: Lincolnshire
FM: 96.4 MHz
First air date 3 June 2001
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner Lincs FM Group
Sister stations Dearne FM
Lincs FM
Ridings FM
Rother FM
Rutland Radio
Trax FM
Webcast 64 kbit/s

Compass FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham and is part of the Lincs FM Group.


Compass FM sits within its sister station's (Lincs FM) TSA (Total Service Area) and the stations format reflects that.


Richard Lyon who has been with the station since day one, and is also the Programme Manager, presents 10am-2pm show. Breakfasts are presented by Joss Moore. Afternoons are presented by Ross Carrick. And evenings are presented by Martin Samuels.

It was the NTL Commercial Radio Station of the Year in 2003 (under 300,000 TSA).[1]

Compass FM provides 24/7 programming, some of which is automated (where the presenter's links between the records are pre-recorded). [2]

Transmitter information[edit]

East Marsh flats transmitter

The 96.4 FM signal comes from a low-powered transmitter at Bevan Flats in East Marsh in north Grimsby near the A180. This transmitter also has Bauer Humberside.

Licence application[edit]

Three applications were received by the Radio Authority by 5 September 2000, which also included the proposed Haven FM and Southbank FM, having been first advertised in May 2000. The licence for the station was awarded on 24 November 2000.


  1. ^ Welsh, James (2003-06-27). "ntl Commercial Radio Awards roundup". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Public File". Compass FM. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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