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About Radio Ashford

Radio Ashford, formerly known as AHBS Community Radio, broadcasts on 107.1FM to Ashford, Kent and features a wide variety of music together with community news and information. You can also hear our Events Diary and Community Focus updates every hour during the day with information on a range of events, activities, fundraising and voluntary services in Ashford.

Each weekday morning from 6am to 10am you can 'Wake Up With Webbo'. Join John 'Webbo' Webster for a live breakfast show, with a difference!

Ashford Hometime runs from 3pm to 6pm on weekdays, featuring a wide mix of music and community information.

Every weekday evening from 7pm to 9pm, plus weekends from 5pm, you can listen to the evening request show, produced by AHBS Hospital Radio live from the William Harvey Hospital, for requests, dedications and more. You can join in wherever you are with a free call to the studios from within the hospital, by phone, SMS text message, through the website or by emails sent to studio@ahbs.org.uk.

We also have speciality music programmes, that also feature the local music, produced by the Ashford Music Profile, each weekday evening from 9pm and weekends from 7pm. Including:

  • Reggae Roy
  • Rock Hard
  • The Wood and the Wire (folk & acoustic)
  • Suited and Booted (Ska)
  • Borough Blues
  • Sixties on a Sunday
  • Heavy Rotation

AHBS Community Radio is run entirely by volunteers, being funded by grant, subscription and donation. If you're interested in taking part, please contact info@ahbs.org.uk.

AHBS Community Radio features content from the following community providers:

There is also the opportunity for local churches, schools and youth clubs to become involved.

Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service

AHBS has been broadcasting to the patients and staff of Ashford's hospitals for nearly 40 years.

We broadcast a mixture of music, information and entertainment 24 hours a day via the Hospedia bedside entertainment system to the William Harvey Hospital. You can find us there on Radio Channel 1, 24 hours a day.

To find out more about what we do, how you can help us, how to make a request or how to join us please click on the relevant link.

As a registered charity the Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service relies on donations, grants and fundraising to keep operating. There are many ways to support us, including free and easy ways that don't cost a penny, such as using the Everyclick search engine which donates money to AHBS every time you use it. You could also take a moment to try our webshop by clicking the link below. It won't cost you any more, in fact you might get a great deal and you'll be earning money for us at the same time.

Around the wards, around the clock serving Ashford's hospitals since 1971

AHBS Everyclick
AHBS Webshop

Ashford Music Profile

The Ashford Music Profile provides specialist music shows every weekday evenings from 9pm and weekends from 7pm. The shows include:

  • Reggae Roy; on Mondays evenings
  • Rock Hard; a great selelction of rock music on Tuesdays
  • The Wood and the Wire; a regular folk music programme on Wednesdays
  • Suited and Booted, Ska music on Thursdays
  • Borough Blues, each Friday
  • Sixties on a Sunday, with Alison Quinn
  • Heavy Rotation, each Sunday evening

P5 Academy

P5 Academy delivered training to young people in Ashford, including ICT and media studies. Their radio studio also plays host to some live and recorded programmes on Radio Ashford.

Churches

Opportunities are available for locally based faith organisations to make programmes for Community Radio and for both regular and festival services to be broadcast.

Schools / Youth Clubs

Opportunities are available for local schools and youth clubs to make regular or occasional programmes for community Radio.

Want to become involved?

If you would like your church, school or club to take part, you can contact the editor on editor@ahbs.org.uk

If you would like to become a member of any of the community organisations please contact them directly.

Last modified: 01 November 2015 at 09:54

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