Hillz community radio was established in 2004 by Hillfields based charity, WATCH (Working Actively To Change Hillfields) to give the local community a voice.
The station first broadcast from the WATCH centre in June 2005, when a four week Restricted Service Licence (RSL) was obtained. This created tremendous local enthusiasm and excitement showing the potential for a community radio station.
Two further RSL took place before the station was awarded a community radio licence in June 2009.
This expired in June 2014 and we then received a new 5 year license up to 2019 from OFCOM.
We are now celebrating a decade of holding a full time FM Licence bringing you local voices and global rhythms on 98.6fm!
With a great team of volunteers we are excited to continue our journey with another 5 year licence securing us until June 2024!