Belfast Community Radio
A hearty band of community radio volunteers has come forward to realize plans that the City of Belfast has been working hard to get started. Our local station has a broadcasting area of 5-10 miles and launched December 17, 2016 at 100.9 FM. With the enthusiastic response from business and individual donors, we were able to be on the air ahead of the original January 2017 target date!
We broadcast from the Waterfall Arts building on High Street in Belfast. It is expected that the new hyper-local radio station will bring together diverse groups within Belfast as residents and visitors enjoy the mix of local talent. Programming ideas and principles are coming together right now as committees meet and the excitement builds.
In September of 2016, a newspaper headline cried out: Make or Break Time for Belfast’s FM radio station. Time was short, as the 2-year FCC application period was set to expire in January of 2017. The City had procured a basement studio at Waterfall Arts (formerly the Anderson Elementary School). Skeptics watched as the process that had began in Belfast City Hall three years earlier culminated by December in the founding of Belfast Community Radio.