FromeFM is a Frome based non-profit community radio station run by Frome Community Productions CIC.
Produced by over 100 members, it broadcasts new programmes every month online and on 96.6FM.
FromeFM provides niche music programmes, Frome focussed debates and reportage, sustained support for and coverage of the work of community groups and radio for children.
FromeFM started life as a small project back in 2005 at Frome Community College. It was resurrected in 2007 by Phil Moakes who, with the help of a small team of volunteers, produced and created varied radio programmes both online and on FM with a restricted service licence and broadcast from the attic of the Cheese and Grain.
In May 2008 FromeFM was established by Frome Community Productions CIC and moved into brand new premises at The Old Fire Station where the station has undergone significant upgrades since, all with the help of fundraisers and sponsors alike.
In September 2009 FromeFM launched a streaming service for mobile phones to enable listeners to tune in whilst on the move.
On May 21 2012 Frome FM was commissioned by Ofcom to broadcast on 96.6 FM and the station launched as an FM service on June 16th 2012 from a transmitter placed on top of the Memorial Theatre a short distance away.
A launch event was attended by many local celebrities including actor Mark McGann, folk singer Cara Dillon and musician Sam Lakeman.
Between November 2016 and March 2017 FromeFM broadcasted from temporary accommodation at The Old Police Station before moving to its permanent new home at the new Frome Town Hall.
FromeFM is supported by local sponsors and through donations.
Frome Community Productions CIC
Frome Town Hall
Christchurch Street West
Somerset BA11 1EB
Telephone 01373 475 570
Office email [email protected]
Live shows email [email protected]