East London Radio

East London Radio is a not for profit station which aims to give young people a route into radio through training and mentoring. On air since May 2013 and streaming since this March, it has 2,200 monthly unique listeners and studios in Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. The station was set up by two friends and currently broadcasts 45 shows, put together by its 70 volunteers. Most popular are ELR Sports, presented by Steven Porter, and The London Culture Show by Mel Palleschi.

East London Radio, June 24, 2014

London Fields Radio

London Fields Radio produces radio podcasts for the “creative community of London Fields and beyond”. Broadcast from The Wilton Way Café, the station was set up in 2009 and has 25 people involved with its 21 shows. Sunday afternoons are when most of the recording takes place. Dimi Shoe is presenter of The Travelling Show, as well as a barista and the café’s assistant manager. Asked about the type of shows the station broadcasts, she says “anything goes as long as it is ‘cafe friendly’ and offers a chilled atmosphere”.

Dimmi Shoe at London Fields Radio, June 25, 2014

Hoxton FM

Hoxton FM broadcasts a lot of its shows live from venues and different locations. Around 80 per cent of its presenters are DJs, making the station more focused on music than conversation. Dan Formless, one of Hoxton FM’s founders, sees it as an opportunity to “connect DJs and venues”. The station has 5,000 monthly unique listeners, with its most popular show broadcast by Normski at Zigfrid on Hoxton Square on Fridays.

Hoxton FM-Eleonore de Bonneval 620

Whipps Cross Hospital Radio
There has been a dedicated radio service at Whipps Cross Hospital since 1969. Patients can listen to news programmes, music and sports, and each Sunday reporters hit the wards to visit and interview patients. “We talk to them as mini-celebrities, which they love,” says Phil Hughes, a former BBC worker who has been volunteering at the station since 1971. Hughes says that hospital radio is a unique way to engage with patients and make them part of the community. The station accounts for 72 per cent of all radio listened to in the hospital.

Whipps Cross Radio-Eleonore de Bonneval-620

Other East London radio stations

Hoxton Radio

Reel Rebels Radio

Shoreditch Radio

London Turkish Radio

NTS Radio

Rinse FM

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