The Sound of The West Country

Somer Valley FM is a volunteer led community enterprise that gives a voice to our region as its only dedicated broadcaster. Everything we broadcast is made by locals for those who live in the Somer Valley and neighbouring regions. We can be heard in Northeast Somerset on FM, Bristol and Keynsham on DAB, and via smart speaker, also on our website you can listen live or on-demand.

We broadcast 12-15 hours of fresh locally generated content every day. With Jo on Breakfast and Seb & co on Drive. We do it all from brunch to bangers, funk to folk, soul to sport, healthcare to heritage. Local sports, arts, music and events all find their way onto the airways as well.

It is all about local. Our community is your community.

After 15 years we know the power local radio has to make a difference and positively impact people’s lives. We empower individuals, communities and local organisations with the skills and confidence to share their stories with our listeners. We encourage and nurture creative talent to get involved in local radio. And of course, we get to share the music we love. We define community led grassroots media. It’s fun being on the radio. Our listeners like what we do. That’s good if you are building your business because our listeners can become your customers.

We are an award winning station.

2012 Somer Valley FM, along with Three Ways School in Bath, were Highly Commended as Youth Team of the Year at The Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s annual Community Awards

2013 Radio Academy South West Station of the Year

2016 Sports Show of the Year at The Community Radio Awards

2018 The Princess Royal Award for Training

2018 Community Development Project of the Year at The Community Radio Awards

2023 Somer Valley FM’s Jo Davis is Midsomer Norton Town Council’s Community Volunteer of the Year.

The greatest award is our biggest reward and that is we love what we do. Come and find out more about us and get involved. The next voice our community hears could be yours.

We have a volunteers board who would love to welcome you to the station. To volunteer, advertise, sponsor or support us in any way we love to hear from you. Get in touch @somervalleyfm on the socials or

Chris, Dom, Pete & Yvonne

Somer Valley FM is proud to be sponsored by

Somer Valley Farms, Bath College, Curo, The People’s Postcode Lottery, Ofcom Community Radio Grant and Sound Vision CIO

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