is a Independent Local Radio
station broadcasting since December 1998 from Knights Yard, Gaol Street
(off Melton Road
) in Oakham to Rutland
on 107.2FM (Manton
) and Stamford
on 97.4FM (East Casterton
, which also carries NOW Peterborough
Lincs FM ownership
The station is owned by the Lincs FM Group
It received the licence from the Radio Authority to broadcast to Rutland on 4 June 1998 (the day licences were awarded to the two nearby stations that have now become Oak FM
). The group of licences had been advertised en-masse, and two stations were proposed for the area. It turned out to be initially three.
Although had applied for the licence by 3 February 1998, only Rutland Radio had submitted proposals for Rutland - the other seven were for Leicestershire. Rutland
had only come back into existence a year before the station commenced.
The station has tried in the past to find a slot on a local DAB multiplex, but they would need to be on two as Rutland is covered by the Leicestershire license and Stamford by the Peterborough license.
's has the half-hour farming programme from 7am on Sunday, at the same time and presenter as Lincs FM
. Rutland's weather forecasts are provided by MOD meteorologists
at RAF Cottesmore
. From its start, similar to Trax FM
, it has had a weekly cookery programme, unusual for commercial radio stations. This is broadcast by Sally Elkington one afternoon a week. There are two weekly... Read More