New online radio station offers an uplift in lockdown

A new radio service has launched online designed to play ‘uplifting music during lockdown’.

Jubilant FM was started by Rob Lee not only to keep himself active and motivated but to also get other people involved. It now has a group of volunteers helping to keep it going.

Rob told RadioToday: “I got together music licenses for the station and decided, once I wracked my brain for a name, to call it Jubilant FM in terms of happy and joyful and to provide uplifting music. This has helped with some people suffering mental health issues and it’s been a massive achievement so far.

“I host the drive time show from Norfolk, Lucy from Kent hosts mornings weekdays, Nikki from Ireland who is also the assistant manager of the station hosts weekday afternoon shows.

“Ray from Kent hosts a national evening show from 7pm on weeknights and there are many more shows with hosts from all over the UK and new presenters coming on board all the time.”

Rob says he has always been interested in radio and set up the station as a voluntary run radio station for something to do and to help get others involved and meet people with similar interests.

He added: “I offer shows and free virtual training to help as many as I can to have something to feel proud about and do and keep motivated during these tough times. I get them set up and onboard with the station.”