Wycombe Sound was founded in 2013 and completed 3 RSL (Restricted Service Licence) before being granted a 5-year licence and in 2017 winning station of the year
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We began our first four-week RSL (Restricted Service Licence) broadcast from the Octagon shopping area of Eden on the 9th December 2013 with The Mayor of High Wycombe opening the station live on The Breakfast Show. Over the four weeks, a whole range of shows
We returned in 2014 for our second RSL. Located in BidCo’s Enterprise HQ; once again a whole range of shows
We returned for another
We spent the first part of 2016 waiting for a communication from Ofcom about our application. In April we received a phone call from Ofcom about our application. We were successful and so we now have a long-term community radio
After 6 months, which was mostly spent making our transmitter was safely and securely installed and ensuring that we could get the signal from the studio to the transmitter, we were finally given the go-ahead to start transmitting by Ofcom in mid-October. After a week of testing the signal, we decided to switch on the FM transmitter on 31 October. We are now broadcasting on 106.6 FM in the Wycombe area and a bit beyond as well. The key difference this time is that after 28 days we will NOT be switching the station off air, we will continue broadcasting for many more months and years…
In August 2017 Wycombe Sound 106.6FM was shortlisted in 7 categories of the Community Radio Awards: Station of the Year, Community Programme, Sports Programme, Speech & Journalism, Best Male Presenter, Best Female Presenter and Innovation.
At the awards in
Station of the Year
Best Female Presenter
Best Male Presenter
(Raspberry Pi Uplink)
Speech & Journalism
(The Late Show with Joe Shennan)
Best Sports Show
(Saturday Sports Show)
Best Community Programme
Managing Director25 years at BBC Radio Oxford and Radio Berkshire, producing and presenting daytime and weekend programmes, including Children in Need. Director of Jackie Palmer Stage School in Wycombe. Chris has the extensive knowledge and experience required to ensure high production standards for our broadcast output.
Programme DirectorPhilippa spent 20 years in business before retraining in radio production. She has worked in many community stations as a presenter, producer and trainer. Philippa also produces audio for businesses to use on the web and social media.
Sports DirectorDedicated sports broadcaster, providing live commentaries on Wycombe Wanderers home games and a fast paced Sports Show for Wycombe Sound. The commentaries & Studio shows have received strong reviews on various Forums. Keith leads a young, enthusiastic sports team and through his training and support, members of the team have won awards and have commentated on live football matches for both commercial