Chris Tibbles



Social Gain

The station has achieved significant social gain by involving and informing our target audience about many different organisations, cultural events and keeping them up to date with hourly local news bulletins. Our breakfast show provides a platform for charities, local clubs, organisations, and businesses to interact with our audience and convey their messages through interviews and phone-ins.

Our Sports show is where local sports clubs come to the studio to be interviewed to encourage members of the public to take up and get involved with sport. We also now carry the commentary for our local national team Peterborough United (The Posh) for all of their home and away matches.

We are a platform for local music and artists to perform live for our audience with two dedicated two-hour shows every week. These shows are broadcast live on FM and Facebook Live, providing new artists with an opportunity to reach new audiences and promote their new material, which no other station in the area does.


We have specialist genre shows on the station that are not broadcast by other commercial stations. Our shows cover Soul, Dance, Indie, Reggae, Bollywood, Rock, Country and Western, 80s, 90s, and 60s.
The station supports a second online service (www.pcrextra.co.uk) which allows us to expand the range of services we offer and also acts as a training platform for new presenters before making the leap to live FM broadcasting. Our online service has show’s dedicated to serve specific local communities who are not served by other services locally. The community’s server includes local, Czechoslovakian, Indian, Ukrainian and Jamaican communities. In the past we have also had shows dedicated to Spanish and Nepalese audiences.

The station has been involved with prompting and carrying outside broadcasts from local events such as local Festivals, Carnivals, fetes, Christmas light switch on, comic cons, marathon’s and firework displays. For some charitable events we have provided large sound and lighting along with a presenting and technical team free of charge.

We offer training programs for individuals that are interested in getting involved with radio, media, administration, journalism, technical, or media.

Peterborough Youth Radio was a project that we ran for about 4 years which was partly funded by children in need. This project gave young people the chance to learn experience and fall in love with the radio and media industry. We are very proud that we have about 10 ex PYR volunteers now either at university studying media or already qualified and working in the media industry.

If you would like to know more or get involved then email us with your details – admin@pcrfm.co.uk