Forest FM expands in Dorset with extra transmitter
Dorset community station Forest FM has added an additional transmitter to better serve Ferndown and the surrounding area.
The Verwood-based station started in 2006 and has many listeners in the Ferndown area but the signal hasn’t been perfect – so Ofcom approved an additional transmitter specifically for the town.
Station manager Steve Saville told VerwoodToday.co.uk: “We’re so please that local residents can now hear us on their portable radios in their kitchens and of course in their cars whilst driving around the area.
“We’ve always included clubs, groups and musicians from Ferndown on the station and we would like even more people to join in with us. Sadly, so many local stations have been swallowed up by large corporate radio companies but Forest FM is committed to providing truly local radio run by local people.
“We would like to thank Dorset council for facilitating the new transmitter site.
“98.9 FM is right next to Radio 1 on the FM dial and of course we will be retaining our 92.3 FM transmitter in Verwood.”