The purpose of a community radio station should be to provide a professional-sounding service, but one which reflects the local area it broadcasts in by providing ultra-local content about events, groups, local culture, traffic, weather and so on that isn't being broadcast by commercial radio operators. The Marlow community, men women and children, young and old alike, help shape that content on Marlow FM 97.5 to ensure that it is relevant, significant and entertaining.
There is a lot of potential in the concept of community radio; there is definitely a need for something "different" as commercial radio has maybe 'lost its way' in recent years, and moan all you like about paying an annual licence fee; it's worth it just for the range and quality of output from BBC Radio stations. But the BBC local radio service is under threat with the need for the corporation to save money, so the advent of community radio stations could be the salvation for truly local radio.
HOURS OF RADIO
Marlow FM broadcasts over 5,000 hours of high quality radio shows every year. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
We also broadcast at various outdoor events throughout the year including Pub In The Park, Love Marlow, The Marlow Carnival, Marlow Christmas Lights and the Santa Fun Run to name but a few events.
Each week on Marlow FM, over fifty different volunteer presenters, ranging in age from 18-80, host over 30 different live shows.
The talks shows range from health & fitness, green issues, religion, business and technology to a vast array of music shows covering rock, jazz, 80’s, musicals plus many many more.
YEARS SERVING MARLOW
2019 is the 10th anniversary of Marlow FM.
It all began in 2009, broadcasting as a webcast for two years and then trialled as a Restricted Service Licence before Marlow FM began broadcasting on a Community Radio licence in 2011.