KCC Live

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99.8FM KCC Live
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Broadcast area Knowsley, Liverpool, Merseyside
Slogan The Station With Attitude
Frequency 99.8 FM
First air date 1 December 2003 (1251MW), 18 June 2009 (99.8FM)
Format Community
Owner Knowsley Community College
Website www.kcclive.com

KCC Live is a community radio station based in Knowsley Community College, broadcasting across Knowsley and surrounding areas such as Liverpool to 10- to 24-year-olds.


KCC Live was launched on 1 December 2003 by Hywel Evans as the college radio station for Knowsley Community College. It broadcast on 1251 Medium Wave, through a web stream, and across the two college campuses.

KCC Live is based in the Roby Campus of Knowsley Community College[1] and operates from two interchangeable live/pre-rec studios.

FM Community Radio[edit]

In 2008 KCC Live were successful in a bid for a community radio FM licence from Ofcom. [2] KCC Live was allocated the frequency 99.8FM, and now broadcasts across Knowsley and surrounding areas such as Liverpool playing music and content exclusively for 10- to 24-year-olds.


In 2010, KCC Live were announced as the winners of the prestigious Radio Academy Nations and Regions Award for the North West Branch. They won the award again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

KCC Live were nominated for the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2011 Station of the Year (TSA under 300,000), and again in 2014. They also attended the 2011 Arqiva Awards as a station from an educational establishment.

Daytime broadcasting[edit]

Daytime broadcasting on KCC Live is between 7 am and 8 pm, and consists of music for a younger generation, such as indie, RnB, urban and electro genres.

Specialist music[edit]

Between 2 and 3 pm daily, specialist hours are broadcast, featuring music only from a specific 'niche' genre, or music from a variety of highly specialist but related genres. These include rock, breakbeat, bass, urban, indie, psychedelic, and more.

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