About Central Radio

    Central Radio is your local station.  We're broadcasting on DAB across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast and will launch in Preston, Leyland and Chorley in March 2023, closely followed by our launch in Wigan in late 2023.

    Central Radio is the broadcast name of Lancashire Community Radio Limited, and is licensed by Ofcom to operate in England as a commercial digital broadcaster (a Digital Sound Program Service license - license number DP104271BA/1).  Central Radio is subject to broadcast regulations set out in legislation and as defined by Ofcom as the media regulator.

    Contacting Central Radio
    We always welcome the comments and feedback of our listeners.  You can contact Central Radio by using the contact form found here.

    If you have a complaint to make about Central Radio, in the first instance you should contact the station using the Contact Form found here, or you can email: complaints@central.radio 

    Your complaint will be dealt with in accordance to our complaints procedure and you can expect an initial response to your complaint within 5 days. If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can also complain directly to our media regulator, Ofcom. Full contact details can be obtained at their website: www.ofcom.org.uk

    Programming
    Central Radio provides a local speech and music service for Blackpool and the surrounding towns and communities of Preston, Chorley and Wigan.  The station features local information and a broad, varied and engaging mix of music from the 1970's to today.  Content is aimed at people who live, work and study in our broadcast areas and our output is intended to both inform and entertain.

    News
    Central Radio broadcasts local news headlines on weekdays between 6am - 7pm, a national news service will be provided outside these hours and at weekend, which includes news summary from across the globe; on the hour, every hour (with limited exceptions) and is a service provided to Central Radio by ‘Radio News Hub’. The audio and journalistic content of these bulletins remains the sole responsibility of Radio News Hub and Central Radio does not hold influence or control in the nature or context of the broadcast.

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