Election hustings broadcast

A special recording of the UK General Election 2019 Hustings for the South Dorset constituency, is going to be broadcast on Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM. If you don’t know who to vote for, or don’t know what position all the prospective parliamentary candidates for the area that covers Purbeck, take on key issues, then tune […]

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First recording of live music

A new milestone for the fledgling radio station has been reached with the first recording session on Swanage Pier for Purbeck Coast FM. Singer songwriter and open mic host at the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers, Alex Wallis is the first to feature in the new show, Purbeck Coast Live Sessions. Alex plays six […]

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New schedule launched

With more presenters joining the Purbeck Coast FM team and the original team settling into their stride, the programme schedule has been revamped. Alongside the launch presenters, there’s now new shows during the week and at the weekend.  In addition, the Breakfast Show with Frankie Rae moves back an hour, now starting at 8am and […]

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Successful first month!

Today, Purbeck Coast FM is celebrating one month since it first went live. After years of hard work, the community radio station based in Swanage, launched on the 12th August. It’s been an exciting month, not without some teething problems as the presenters get used to all the new equipment but mostly a very rewarding […]

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Smooth launch for UK’s newest community radio station

Purbeck Coast FM, the new community radio station for Swanage and the surrounding area, has now gone live on 101.2FM. First on air at 10 am was presenter, David Hollister, who will normally be presenting the Drive Around Purbeck show from 5-7 pm on weekdays. Presenter, Jackie Temple, was next to take over the mic. […]

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Purbeck Coast FM goes live

The UK’s newest community radio station, Purbeck Coast FM launches this Monday, the 12th of August on 101.2FM. Listeners will be able to tune in for the first time to hear well-known Purbeck resident, David Hollister kick things off at 10 am. Anyone who is interested in the community radio is invited to come down […]

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Students snap up opportunity

Students from The Swanage School got the chance to get a sneak preview of the new Purbeck Coast FM studio, based on the Swanage Pier, prior to the community radio station’s launch in August. Accompanied by their teacher, Mr Ringrow, they were shown how to introduce music tracks, play jingles and select music from the […]

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Co-op donates cash

Generous Co-op customers, who nominated the Swanage Pier Trust as their chosen charity, have raised over £2,000 for the new community radio station, Purbeck Coast FM. Every time they shopped at the Co-op, the superstore contributed towards the fund. The money donated will go to help set up the community radio station based at the  […]

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Purbeck Coast gets OFCOM go-ahead!

We are really proud to announce that Purbeck Coast FM has been officially granted a full time FM licence by OFCOM. Following a rigorous application procedure, we have now got the go-ahead to launch a community radio station for the Purbeck area, covering Swanage and the surrounding villages. The station, which will be aimed at […]

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