We are 22 years old this September!
It was on the 4th of September, 1993, that Dorset woke up to the sound of a brand new local radio station!
Twenty Two years on, Wessex FM is heard by 71,000 people every month!
We're live and local every day, bringing you the very latest local news, sport, travel, and weather. We're out and about every day (doing everything from delivering cakes on our famous Bun Run to hosting big charity events such as Weldmar Hospice's Midnight Walk), and we support many local charities, events, appeals, and much more!
When we launched on 4th September 1993...
John Major was the Conservative Party Prime Minister
Liam from One Direction was one week old, Niall was to be born a week after us
We found this video on YouTube filmed in Weymouth & Portland in September 1993, showing a flooded harbourside, Covelands Adventure Arcade, a busy Weymouth Port, and the view of Chesil Beach from Portland
Sir Jim Spicer was MP for West Dorset, while Ian Bruce represented South Dorset
Arthur was having a fling with Christine in EastEnders and Tricky Dicky was in charge of the market! Watch here
Former West Ham player Stuart Morgan had just been appointed Dorchester Town manager. He was to lead the club to their highest league finish.
HMS Bridport was accepted into the Royal Navy fleet, so named to celebrate the town's history of rope and sail production for the Royal Navy.