About GFM

Broadcasting on 107.1 FM and streaming online at gfm.org.uk, we are the community local radio station for the Glastonbury, Street, Wells and all the the surrounding villages. We’re proud to be a part of the community and aim to inform and entertain.

Our presenters are all remarkable volunteers, generously giving their time to bring some unique programmes to the airwaves. With their enthusiasm, we hope to discuss stimulating topics, keep you informed on local community matters, and provide a platform for the musicians, artists, writers and creatives who share the same love of the beautiful Somerset Levels.

We broadcast from the The Red Brick Building in Glastonbury continue to be licenced and regulated by Ofcom, the UK Government’s communications regulatory body.

GFM Radio is a not-for-profit radio station, and is grateful to those business who choose to advertise with us. Without them, we would be unable to continue to grow and improve. We hope you will do your best to patronise them and let them know you heard their advert on GFM Radio!

Our Directors

Phil Gibbons - Secretary

Phil was a founding member of Bristol’s first Community radio station – Bristol Community 93.2fm in 2004, where he was a Director and station manager responsible for overall control of the business, station and output until 2012 and has previously been Chair of the Community Media Association which Champions community radio.

He has been a tutor and lecturer at university and college level for over fifteen years and is also a presenter with SVfm and Gfm.

Joanne Schofield - Station Development

Joanne Schofield joined the GFM Board of Directors in 2017 having supported and advised on the initial application for a licence in her capacity as Director of Bristol Community radio station (BCFM). She teaches radio production skills and spent 3 years working at HMP Eastwood Park and previously with City of Bristol College.  She is a freelance radio producer for BBC Radio 2 working on Faith In The World and spent 6 months working for Radio 4 on The Listening Project.  She currently freelances with BBC local radio. 

Gez Smith - Director

A hugely experienced lean-agile practitioner, trainer, author and conference speaker, who has worked directly in lean / agile transformation for over 15 years. With extensive experience of working across the globe, I am recognised by the Scrum Alliance as a ‘CSP who is changing the world’, and am certified as one of around 90 top level Scaled Agile Framework trainers globally (SAFe SPCT). My career has spanned many different roles including software developer, Product Owner, Scrum Master and coach. I am an active member of the global agile community, regularly speaking at conferences and events around the world. I have also been a presenter on Worthy fm for a number of years.

Alice Topson - Director

Alice has been involved in radio since she was 17 years old.  Whilst studying TV and Radio Production at Salford University Alice produced and presented her own programme on the Student Radio station.  She later went on to work in Hospital radio presenting her own show and helping the station by getting involved with the administration and promotion.   Alice brings a wealth of community radio experience with her to GFM.  She moved from Manchester to Wells having researched areas in the South West that could offer her the opportunity to further her involvement with Community Radio and discovered Gfm.     Alice will be bringing her experience of being a disabled young women to support the diversity and inclusivity of Gfm.
 
Alice said ….”I am now beyond excited to join the Gfm family and help out whenever I can”