Launch Partners

Central Radio North West is coming to BOLTON & BURY on the 14th of February 2024, a total population area of 450,000 adults. 

We already broadcast to Preston, Leyland Chorley, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, Blackburn, Burnley and Darwen a total population area of around  1.4 million adults.

We're inviting local businesses in the BL postcode area to join us as a 'Launch Partner'. Any business who joins us for our launch will benefit from 50% off our radio advertising packages.

If you would like to hear more, please complete the contact box below:

We'd love to hear from you, don't worry we won't bombard you with loads of emails and sales calls, if you've got a genuine interest in promoting your business... let's chat!


Further reading.

Central Radio North West is a truly independent local radio station and we're expanding our coverage with the launch of more digital radio services into Bolton and Bury at 6am on the 14th of February, 2024.

IMAGE: Central Radio’s Station Director Nathan Hill in the studio.

Central Radio North West launched as a new independent local radio service across Blackpool in September 2022. Celebrating its first birthday in September 2023 the station expand into Preston, Leyland and Chorley, and quickly grew to include Blackburn and Burnley in East Lancashire.

The station will bring its bigger selection of music and local information to Bolton and Bury, with 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.

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

‘’We’re over the moon to expand our very popular locally focused radio service into even more areas.”

“Since our initial launch in Blackpool last year, and shortly followed by our expansion into Central and East Lancashire, 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.”

Central Radio currently broadcasts to an audience of 941,000 people across Central and West Lancashire and the additional new areas will see an extra audience of 450,000 people across Bolton & Bury. Listeners may need to rescan their radio devices after the 14th of February to find Central.

The station also broadcasts via its own dedicated free mobile app, smart speaker devices (by saying "Play Central Radio North West") and alongside Freeview+ TV broadcasting on Channel 277

Listeners can find out more about the station at, or by the station’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Pre-launch, discounted advertising packages for local businesses are also available by clicking here or by calling 01772 977 466.


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