Burnley's Local Radio Station

    Burnley has its own independent local commercial radio station called Central Radio North West - playing a mix of music from the 1970s to the present day, as well as being a trusted source of local news, sport and information. The station has a team of experienced presenters who are passionate about giving listeners the best possible experience.

    Central Radio is committed to supporting local businesses and charities. The station regularly hosts events and fundraisers, and has raised thousands of pounds for good causes. Central Radio North West is a vibrant and exciting new radio station that is quickly becoming a popular choice for listeners in the North West of England. The station is committed to providing great music, local news and information, and a platform for local people to share their stories.


    You can find us across Lancashire on DAB+ digital radio, or here's more ways:

    📻DAB+ (in Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen, Preston, Chorley & Blackpool)
    📲Apple: http://go.central.radio/apple
    📲Android: http://go.central.radio/android
    🔊Smart Speaker: 'Alexa, Play Central Radio North West'
    📺Freeview+ TV channel 277

    The station has a bigger selection of music and local information for Burnley and surrounding areas, along with some well-established broadcasters including UK commercial radio multi award-winning presenter, Danny Matthews, who hosts the station’s flagship breakfast show, weekdays between 6 and 10am.

    He has worked at stations across the North West, including spells at Rock FM, Magic, Real Radio, Capital Gold and Heart Radio NLC.

    Danny is also joined on the schedule on with a listener favourite, Martin Emery.

    Martin has been a popular presenter at a string of stations across the North West for more than 30 years, including a hugely successful four-year stint on the breakfast show on Bolton and Bury’s Tower FM, a spell on Drive on Warrington’s Wire FM, as well as shows on the former Wish FM, Imagine FM, The Bay and Radio Wave.

    Martin is also well known for his professional voiceover work, and listeners will also be familiar with him as the voice of ‘DJ Andy’, a presenter on the fictional station ‘Forever FM’, with Martin starring in both series of Peter Kay’s TV comedy, Car Share, on BBC One.

    Daytimes are covered by Dave Salmon with 'The More Music Workday' between 10am - 3pm. Dave has worked at a string of radio stations across the northwest and has been a regular reporter and commentator at some of Lancashire's top football clubs.

    Nathan Hill, Central Radio’s Station Director, says:

    ‘’We’re over the moon to bring our unique flavour of local radio back to Blackburn, Darwen and Burnley.”

    ‘’These are exciting times for broadcasting and it will be a pleasure to broadcast to such a fantastic area, giving our listeners the chance to enjoy proper local radio, something they’ve badly missed over the last couple of years.’’

    “Since our initial launch in Blackpool last year, and across Preston, Leyland and Chorley just a few months ago, we’ve supported numerous charities by donating over £60,000’s worth of promotion and have given away around £20,000’s worth of prizes with various competitions including free food for families each week with our ‘Win your Tea for Free’ which is currently partnered with McDonald’s restaurants. We very much wish to continue with this positive community impact into our new broadcast areas.”

    The new station will appeal directly to those who work, study and live in Burnley, Blackburn & Darwen, with an exciting variety of music from the 70s to present day, plus a wide range of local news, sport and information.

    Central Radio currently broadcasts to an audience of around 1 million adults across most of Lancashire.

    The station also broadcasts via its own dedicated mobile app, home connected devices and smart speakers alongside Freeview+ TV broadcasting on Channel 277

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