Counting down to GLOSSFM broadcast

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The countdown has begun for GLOSSFM’s annual winter broadcast which begins on Monday 31st October and runs for four weeks.

“We’ve got a month of great programmes lined up and you can find details of all them all on,”

said programme scheduler Chris Mountain.

“We have tried to put like-minded programmes together so the listener knows what they are getting at a particular time. For example, Wednesday and Saturday are rock nights, Thursday evenings feature indie, alternative and acoustic, and Sunday is jazz and soul night. Also listen out for dance, club, oldies, reggae and Latin music.”

“During the daytime there will be plenty of opportunities for the listeners to get involved with discussion and interviews about local issues. We’ll also be putting the spotlight on local history and giving a full rundown of what’s on. And the element of humour is strong as always in our broadcasts.”

To listen, tune in on 87.7 FM, or log on to

If you’ve got a local event that you’d like to publicise on air, go to the GLOSSFM website, click on Get Involved, and leave the details under Contact Studio. If you’re interested in promoting your business or product, click on Advertising.

This is a particularly exciting time for the station, which broadcasts all over South Gloucestershire, because it is waiting to hear whether a licence has been granted for it to become a full-time radio broadcaster.

GLOSSFM is one of several West Country stations bidding for a full-time licence, which would run for five years. Ofcom, which regulates the UK communications industry, was sufficiently impressed by the station to invite its directors to apply for a full-time licence earlier this year.

A decision will be made by the end of the year and, if successful, the station will have up to two years to prepare for full-time operations.

Source: Gloss FM

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