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).

Choose advertising on Bishop FM

  • Reach listeners in South Durham

    Our coverage of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area includes 74,000 people aged 15+. We've been based in Bishop Auckland since our launch 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 business we understand the need for affordable options. We offer a range of flexible on-air packages without compromising on quality.

Coverage area

How much does radio advertising cost?

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

Standard Package


Per Month

Includes six plays of your commercial every day.

One-off commercial production from £84

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Premium Package


Per Month

Includes twelve plays of your commercial every day.

One-off commercial production from £84

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Creating the radio commercial

From initial idea to the first play on Bishop FM

Standing out on air

We'll work with you to create a commercial which has the right script, voiceover and music for your campaign.

Your commercial will then be created by expert producers that specialise in effective radio ads.

Listen to some of our recent commercials:

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 Merchants

Builders Merchants

"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 Organisation

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."

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.

Shop Local

Shop Local is our unique advertising option for small and independent businesses. Get started with radio advertising from just £60.

See more about Shop Local.

Thinking about radio advertising?

Call Us Now

Speak to our advertising team to find out more.

01388 207070

We'll help you create and start broadcasting your advertising campaign on Bishop FM

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We'll give you a call and answer any questions.

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