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

Aimee Coelho - Director

Aimee is a freelance journalist, teacher and head of Media Studies and teacher of English Literature  at Millfield School. Her passion for media started at Hospital Radio Plymouth when she was a teenager and from that point, she has had a love for the airwaves.

She is keen to help young people who aspire to work in the media as well as keeping her community aspect of GFM alive.

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.

Paul Christian - Responsible for I.T.

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. 

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”
… Abba

“Let’s work together”
… Canned Heat

“Celebration “
… Kool & The Gang

“There’s something in the air”
…Thunderclap Newman

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.