Having been runner up twice in the polls, I’ve chosen to crown Amber Sound this weeks Station of the Week.
Amber Sound is a locally focused community radio station that began full time broadcasting in 2008. The station covers the Amber Valley area of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands using two FM frequencies.
Presenter led programming is carried during most times, including overnight, unlike some other community and commercial stations. A mixed format is followed, meaning talk and music programmes feature.
In addition to the on-air activities, the station maintains a comprehensive website, which is a good information resource for the local area. This includes a local business directory. Amber Sound also maintains a strong social media presence, particularly on twitter.
It is clear that Amber Sound is a well run example of a community radio station, and they are doing a great job of filling the gaps left by commercial stations in the area. Hopefully, the station is around for at least another 12 years.
You can read more about Amber Sound here.