Spotlight On: B Radio

B Radio

We are really excited to welcome B Radio to the Connect Reading community. Gavin Harris, Director, told us a bit more about B Radio, what they’re passionate about and how you can connect with them.

We are a local not-for-profit radio station broadcasting across Berkshire from our studios in Reading.  We play a mix of contemporary music and reflect life in the local area.

Why did you join Connect Reading?

Our remit includes engaging with and providing on air support for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. Connect Reading enables us to reach and engage with relevant local organisations.

What was your biggest challenge last year?

Trying to find a transmission and studio site during lockdown was very difficult, and took longer than expected, but we now have an excellent home with our studios based at the Reading University Student’s Union. 

What have you learned?

Whilst the last year has been a very difficult year, it’s clear that coming out of Covid, there is a huge sense of community and of people working together to achieve a better life locally.  This is a really exciting time to launch a radio station as we start to get back to normality and discover what our ‘new normal’ looks like.

What has been your biggest creative triumph as an organisation?

As an organisation, we have one of the last ever FM licenses to be offered by Ofcom, and we’ll be the only licensed community radio station in Reading.

What are you most looking forward to?

As a new organisation, our first year will be an exciting launch for the radio station as we embed ourselves in local life and spread the word to get people tuning in.

How can people connect with you and support what you’re doing?

We love helping promote local organisations. We want to know about any upcoming appeals, recruitment or events you have. The best way to get on air is to record a short piece of audio about your event or appeal through the B Radio app which can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Store.  Details can be found at  Alternatively, details of the event can be added to our website at  And of course, please tune in to 95.6 fm to listen.
Spotlight On: B Radio
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