Calling all budding young radio presenters, producers and technical engineers to join Watford Radio Station, Silver FM
12th March 2015
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Silver FM, a community driven radio station makes a comeback after 25 years as an Easter school holiday project for local young people, between the ages of 13- 16 years old (Years 9 to 12).

The daytime radio programmes will be broadcasted on 87.9FM between 2- 6 April 2015, from a new studio at Bushey Sports Club on Aldenham Road, Bushey (near Watford).

Silver FM was started way back in the late 90’s by a group of students from Bushey Hall Secondary School, on a Restricted Service License (RSL), they were live on-air over four summer holidays (1996 – 2000).   

Twenty five years later, some of students, many who went onto working in the radio industry, have reunited and are bringing the station back for Easter 2015 and inviting local schools and youth groups to put a team forward.

Silver FM is a fantastic project for students who want hands on experience of working in media or music, and looking for a creative and fun project to get involved in over the Easter holidays. 

Want to get involved? 

So whether you have aspirations of being the next Nick Grimshaw or Fearne Cotton, would like to know how to produce a radio station, the technology behind it and want to be part of this exciting project then drop Jon Moonie, Silver FM, Head of Training an email at 

The community radio station, which has been licensed by OfCom, will also give charities and voluntary groups an opportunity to get involved and promote themselves.

As a not for profit project, sponsorship is already been secured from local busineses and will also be raising money for a number of local charities.  To find out more about the sponsorship packages please download the PDF on the right.

The Silver FM project is supported by Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT), a registered charity.  W3RT was formed in 2012 from Watford CVS, which has been serving the community since 1973.  

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