Radio Advertising

Reach listeners in South Durham and Darlington with Bishop FM

Why use radio advertising?

The medium that’s at home, work, in the car, on smart speakers and online

  • Creative commercials are memorable and stand out among the advertisements we see every day.
  • Only cinema advertising has lower ad avoidance than radio advertising.
  • Radio commercials are broadcast regularly and listeners spend several hours tuned in every week. Commercials could be heard more often than adverts seen online or in print.
  • Listeners tend to use radio for company, which leads to radio being viewed as a trusted medium.
  • Advertising is 60% more likely to be recalled when it’s relevant to the listener’s other activity (e.g. driving, browsing the internet).
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Choose advertising on Bishop FM

Reach listeners in South Durham

Our coverage of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area on FM and Bishop Auckland and Darlington on DAB digital radio reaches more than 148,000 adults. We’ve been based in Bishop Auckland since launching on 105.9 FM in 2009.

Local shows and presenters

Every day our local presenters play great music, talk to interesting guests and keep listeners up-to-date with locally relevant information.

Affordable and flexible packages

As a small organisation we understand the need for affordable options. We offer a range of flexible on-air packages without compromising on quality.

How much does radio advertising cost?

Two simple prices – no admin fees, increases or long term contracts

Standard Package


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Premium Package


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Looking for something else? Get in touch for a tailored quote.

Let’s get started

From initial idea to the first play on Bishop FM

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Standing out on air

First we’ll discuss a campaign with you to understand your aims with radio advertising.

Then we will work with you and our creative producers to come up with the commercial spot. We only work with experienced commercial production companies whose work is already on radio stations across the UK. They’ll suggest a script, voiceover artist and music for the commercial.

Finally we’ll look at the optimial schedule for your commercial before it starts on air.

Some of our previous advertisers

Join great brands that have already advertised Bishop FM

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

“We participate in the Shop Local scheme with Bishop FM. It definitely helps us out – it raises our profile. We do have people come in the shop who’ve heard us.”


Builders Merchant

“We were advertising in news papers and magazines spending far more than we could afford, running all over the country. We started advertising with Bishop FM and now we reach the people and the people can reach us, that’s advertising, the easy way and the cost effective way.”

Community event

Community Organisation

“Bishop Auckland Town Team would like to thank Bishop FM for their Christmas outside broadcasts. Bishop FM helped to create the perfect Christmas atmosphere for these town events.”

Join well known businesses and organisations like ASDA, Durham County Council, King James I Academy, Samaritans, South Durham Enterprise Agency and Taylor Wimpey that have already advertised on Bishop FM

More advertising options


Competitions and give aways are a great way to engage potential customers. Tickets, gift vouchers and products can be offered as prizes from £29.

See more about Competitions.


Promote your upcoming event to listeners in South Durham with a short-term advertising campaign. Quick turnaround and online event listing included.

See more about Events.

Thinking of advertising on radio?

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Speak to our advertising team to find out more.

We’ve been helping businesses and organisations advertise in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area for over ten years.

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