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Purbeck’s Community Radio

Purbeck Sounds Radio

Purbeck Sounds from the Heart of Swanage

by Margaret O'Neill
COMMUNITY radio is alive and well in Purbeck and beyond with the launch of Purbeck Sounds, a radio station giving local people the chance to have their say and listen to the best songs around.

Thanks to the intervention of a generous local philanthropist,  volunteer presenters and supporters have regrouped after the demise of Purbeck Coast to make sure that much loved local radio continues to give you an individual voice.

We are based in the ‘Heart of Swanage’,  which is fast becoming the artistic beat of the town with neighbours like Andy Knill’s Community Art base and Chococos’ cafe and chocolate shop.

Part of the Hub is currently being fitted out as a studio. We shall soon be inviting guests to join our shows and become part of this important community enterprise. We have launched a crowd funding page to raise £15,000 towards the fit out and other related costs. Details of how you can support us in this way can be found on the Purbeck Sounds Facebook page.

We have a gang of ‘Andys’ who are using their considerable skills to build the studio and electrical experts Swanage Sparks will soon be hard at work too. Everyone is giving their time free and there are other ways that you can join this community enterprise.

We have presenters signed up bringing their distinctive voices to you, including Pierre, one of the young people involved in the former programme, Orange Juice. We are inviting other young people to use Purbeck Sounds to hone their media skills for the future and we would love to hear from you. We are making lots of contacts with local schools and colleges to promote youngsters’ skills and ambitions. To find out how you can join the team go to

Purbeck Sounds Radio Team
Some of the team at Purbeck Sounds
Fitting out the Purbeck Sounds studio in Swanage
Getting the new studio ready for Purbeck Sounds

How to listen to Purbeck Sounds

Purbeck Sounds is an on line station available through your phone or smart speaker. This means that we are in a unique place for businesses to advertise your products in other parts of Dorset and farther afield.  Sponsors are needed to support particular shows or presenters on our regular spots. Community support is our life-line and the way to make Purbeck Sounds the favourite live media outlet. 

Find our schedule on our website at Purbeck Sounds

We shall at large during the summer months at special events chatting to listeners so look out for us with our distinctive logo and listen to us on line on your phone or through your smart speaker.

Thanks to Malcolm and Julie Lewis of Love It Local for their continuing interest in Purbeck Sounds. You can email us on:-

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