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!
The Story So Far…
Only in Glastonbury could a community radio station start life in a bowls club with several short term broadcasts (thank you Wirral Park) 2003 – 2007; use a black tin can at a football stadium to launch as a community radio station in April 2009 (thank you Glastonbury FC); follow that up with a move to a historic, derelict building, itself in the process of being transformed into a community hub (thank you Red Brick Building) and then decide not only to raise the money (£24,000) but also to build two studios and finally to improve transmission across the area (thanks to a grant from Mendip District Council). That’s the story of GFM in a nutshell – and it is a nutshell.
“They had a dream”
“Let’s work together”
… Canned Heat
… Kool & The Gang
“There’s something in the air”
Who’d have thought we would have our own stage at the Godney Gathering, an annual song writing competition, an outdoor stage at the Glastonbury Fringe: a presence at the Wells Moat Boat Race, Glastonbury Frost Fayre, Glastonbury Road run and many other community events. There’s a lot to be proud of in what we’ve done. So many community groups, organisations and businesses have found their voice on the radio. Lots of volunteers have gained new skills, gained confidence and learned how to provide the many, varied and unique programmes that make up GFM. That’s the story so far.