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Welcome to Forest FM!

 

 

Forest FM - Dorset's first ever community radio station. We are a completely independent not for profit organisation produced and presented by local people, for local people

Tune to 92.3 FM or or listen to us on radioplayer

 

 

Want to LISTEN AGAIN ?

Check out our presenters' facebook pages for individual programmes such as Steve Stack of Wax and The Musical Box and Skanking Delights

 

For your daily dose of health tips and news listen weekdays to Forest FM or visit www.wordonhealth.com

 

Black Forest FM polo shirts now available in small, medium or large @just £7.99 (plus postage) Paypal accepted.

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Something slightly warmer ? Forest FM Sweatshirts in green - large or extra large £15 (plus postage)

Forest FM supports Macmillan Cancer Support

Please help keep FOREST FM on the air. We are a not for profit community radio station staffed primarily by volunteers and donations are most welcome.

Thank You !

 

 

Forest FM is proud to partner with East Dorset District Council.

Check out our friends in the United States at WRLR - community radio for Round Lake Illinois

 

 

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Unlike some radio stations - We're not afraid to publish our advertising rates ! Click above and be pleasantly surprised.

 

Follow Gardening Guru Sue Watts-Cutler, click the photo below for the latest advice

This month's Forest FM Gardening Question

To be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend at Brackendale Nurseries in Three Legged Cross correctly answer the following question

To be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher courtesy of Brackendale Nurseries in Three Legged Cross

 

Correctly answer the following question

 

Different Fertilizers are used for different types of plant because their mixture of nutrients varies according to the plant's needs. - Which of the following nutrients are best suited to promoting growth on green leafy plants?

•  Nitrogen

•  Boron

•  Potash

•  Sodium

(basically what do green leafy plants like best?)

If you know the answer please call the Forest FM Office on 01202 820003 Or email sue@forestfm.co.uk

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Every Tuesday at 8 PM Don't miss Denny Farrell's Original Big Band Showcase

Meet your host Denny Farrell, Big Band Hall of Fame inductee and winner of the National Ballroom & Entertainment Association's award for his outstanding radio show, The Original Big Band Showcase.

Denny is one of Chicago's very own. He is rated the top broadcasters in the country in this very distinctive format that combines Swing, Sweet, Dixieland and Jazz. Denny's background is like a who's who in the Big Band/Jazz industry.

"I have been extremely honored over the past many years to share the talents of the great vocalists and orchestras of our time on radio. Please join me for a walk down memory lane. The Original Big Band Showcase is bound to make you feel at home. What can I play for you?"

 

 

 

Forest FM's Gardening Tips with Sue Watts-Cutler

Seven Lucky Listeners joined us for an educational visit to Ringwood Brewery - click the logo to see the photos !

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THE RESULTS ARE IN ! - We suspected we had lots of Listeners but we were over the moon to discover just how many :-) Please scroll down for the figures.

Forest FM are proud to announce that we are working in association with the East Dorset Community Partnership. If you want to know more about your Local Action Groups, or the services, projects and initiatives in our local community then stay tuned to Forest FM or click on the logo to visit the EDCP website.

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Never Mind The Buzzcocks - what about Forest FM ? Phill Jupitus ponders - What am I doing here on this funny little station ?

 

*** LISTENING FIGURES ***

We commissioned an independent survey, carried out by students from Bournemouth University. People were questioned at random on the streets of Verwood about their listening habits. We were really pleased with what we discovered.

90% of people questioned had heard of Forest FM

48% of people questioned said they listened to Forest FM

To put these figures in perspective, any large local commercial station would be very happy with a listening figure of 20%. We believe our truly local service and knowledge of our area, combined with our music policy is something that attracts Listeners. There are 16,000 people in Verwood itself and around 50,000 people in our immediate transmission area so we are estimating we have at least 30,000 Listeners. And our internet listening figures hat soared - Add another 90,000 people per month listening online (verified by the CMA) and we have some pretty impressive figures. And by the way - we also asked people what they listened to if they didn't listen to Forest FM and most people told us - Radio 2, Wave and Radio Solent. Average age of those surveyed was 45. Most listened to us in the car with many listening at home as well. So - what can we say ? We say Thank You for listening !

 

Forest FM's first Live Broadcast from the Verwood HUB

Dave Austen on air during the Verwood Talented Youth Concert

 

 

 

Remembering - Rifleman Phil Allen - killed in Afghanistan 7-11-2009 aged 20

Listen again to the interview on Forest FM with Phil's family and friends (click below)


Forest FM is a not for profit organisation staffed primarily by volunteers. Why not help us keep the station on air by sponsoring a link on this website or even taking an ad on the radio. It really is inexpensive with a 30 second ad costing as little as £1

Call 01202 820003 for more information.

 

Requests ?

Email studio@forestfm.co.uk

Call 01202 820003 or 01202 820006

 

 

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