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22 Years of Wessex FM

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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!

21 Years of Wessex FM21 Years of Wessex FMTwenty 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!

We celebrate the achievements of the community with the Local Hero Awards, and this year we are holding our third Local Business Awards.


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When we launched on 4th September 1993...

'Mr Vain' by Culture Beat was at number one in the charts!  Watch the video  /  See the Top 10

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.

Thank You!

Thank you for tuning in, for the phone calls and text messages and Facebook posts, for calling in with travel news, inviting us to your events, for telling us about the news important to you, and much more. Remember Wessex FM is heard by 71,000 people every month. Thank you!


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