Bedford Radio marks DAB launch with a manifesto

Bedford Radio has published a manifesto setting out its vision of local radio for Bedford, to mark their official launch on DAB digital radio.

The manifesto sets out what makes Bedford Radio the distinctive local radio station for Bedford, and goes like this:

1. Bedford Radio comes from the local community
All our presenters live in Bedford or have a strong connection with Bedford, and we have our studios in the town centre.

2. Bedford Radio supports the local community
We provide a showcase and platform for Bedford’s vibrant culture, diverse community groups, and independent businesses.

3. Bedford Radio is a voluntary, not-for profit local radio station
Our presenters and other volunteers do it because they are passionate about radio, and about the local community; we are not in it for the money!

4. Bedford Radio is open to everyone
Anyone can get involved and become a presenter or volunteer on Bedford Radio – there’s no charge, and full training is given.

Founder & Station Manager Martin Steers said: “As a team all our volunteers are passionate about Bedford, providing great entertainment to the town, informing people about what’s going on with community groups, events, & local businesses, and engaging our listeners into getting involved.”

The station launched online in 2020 and joined DAB last week.