About Radio Broadstairs
Radio Broadstairs is a 24 hour online community radio station, on Alexa smart speakers and also searchable on Tune-In, Radio garden and various other platforms. We are licensed by PPL & PRS. Community radio stations typically cover a small geographical area and are run on a not-for-profit basis. They can cater for whole communities or for different areas of interest such as a particular ethnic group, age group or interest group. Our website reflects the local area of Broadstairs but our programmes will mainly appeal to listeners far and wide.
What services must a community radio station provide?
Community radio stations programmes should reflect the needs and interests of its audience. But rather than talk at its community, the station should try to become a friend on air. Community stations typically provide 81 hours of original and distinctive output a week, mostly locally produced.
What does not for profit mean?
It means any profits generated by the community radio station cannot be given to shareholders for example, or to benefit the people running the service. However, this requirement does not prevent stations from paying staff. Any profit or surplus must be used for securing or improving the future provision of the radio service or for delivering social gain/community benefits to the stations target community.
Our Daytime music policy is 'Classic Hits' mixed with some specialist shows in the evenings & at the weekends.
The term "classic hits" is believed to have originated at WZLX Boston when the station converted from "adult contemporary" to a format composed of the hipper tracks from the oldies format and album tracks from popular classic rock albums. Classic hits stations typically do not play pre-1964 music, except for a few especially popular or enduring songs such as early Beach Boys hits.