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Hillz FM Celebrates a decade of FM!


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 globalĀ  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!