West Berkshire’s Community Radio Station | Kennet Radio
West Berkshire’s community radio station, Kennet Radio, has been granted permission by Ofcom to extend its FM coverage to include Hungerford. Kennet Radio’s FM signal, broadcast from Newbury, can just about be heard in higher parts of Hungerford. But now that a coverage extension has been approved, soon the town will have its own Kennet Radio transmitter, broadcasting a strong signal to the whole Hungerford area.
Kennet Community Radio, broadcasts 24/7/365 on 106.7 FM to Newbury and Thatcham. They are currently looking to extend their coverage to include Hungerford.
Radio Kennet was formed in October 2012 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organisation, they started broadcasting online straight away.
Following two successful FM trials in 2013 and 2014, they were awarded a full-time FM Community Radio broadcasting licence by Ofcom in 2016 and they have been broadcasting on FM since March 2018.
Their main studios are in central Newbury, courtesy of Greenham Trust.
They also have an occasional pop-up studio in Newbury’s Kennet Centre.
As a radio station, music is very important to them and local music from local people is one of their passions – there is a huge amount of talent in the Kennet Radio area. Their service is generally aimed at the over 40’s, so their music is mostly (though by no means exclusively) mainstream hits from the 1960s to the 1990s. They have a good helping of current hits and hits from the 2000s and the 2010s as well.
In the evenings they broadcast a much wider variety of music, from classical to EDM, folk to country, blues to qwaito.