About 105.9 Bishop FM
A community radio station for Bishop Auckland
105.9 Bishop FM is a community radio station for South West Durham.
In November 2009 we commenced broadcasting on 105.9FM throughout Bishop Auckland, Crook, Shildon and villages in between. The station is staffed by volunteers, and is accountable to its audience.
105.9 Bishop FM features local news, sport and a variety of speech and music programmes.
Community radio is the ‘third teir’ of radio in the UK, under the BBC and commercial radio. Stations are run as small scale, not-for-profit organisations and operate for the benefit of the community they cover.
Bishop FM started in March 2007, and first went on air with a trial broadcast in October 2007. Shortly before the trial broadcast Ofcom announced that the station had been successful in its bid for a five year licence in South West Durham. Since then the station has streamed programmes online, and has been broadcasting on FM for over 2 years!
Prince Bishop Community Broadcasting Ltd t/a Bishop FM. A company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (06194712). Registered office: Prince Bishop Community Broadcasting Ltd, Unit 43, Innovation House, 26 Longfield Road, South Church Enterprise Park, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 6XB.