Local Radio Day - History of Wessex FM

Dorset woke up to it's very own local radio station on September 4th, 1993.

Almost twenty three years later, we still believe in truly local radio, with every single one of our programmes being produced and presented at our Dorchester studios.

There have been a number of changes over the years, but we still have a team who live and breathe life in Dorset.

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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.

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Our original logo from 1993
Our original logo from 1993
Our logo from the late 1990's
Our logo from the late 1990's
Our logo from the early 2000's
Our logo from the early 2000's
Our logo from 2010
Our logo from 2010
Wessex FM Bus Weymouth Aug 2008
Wessex FM Bus Weymouth Aug 2008
Wessex FM 1996 Bus
Wessex FM 1996 Bus
Our Branded Bus from 1999
Our Branded Bus from 1999
Our branded bus in 1998
Our branded bus in 1998
Wessex FM Bus from the 1990's
Wessex FM Bus from the 1990's
Our 20th Birthday Cake 2013
Our 20th Birthday Cake 2013
 
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