Welcome to Sheppey FM ~ your Local Community Radio Station for the Isle of Sheppey.
In 2017 we were proudly awarded our Community Radio Licence by Ofcom in recognition of our work with physically and mentally disadvantaged local people. We have recognised that there is a strong demand to provide unique opportunities for the disadvantaged and socially isolated and therefore focus our attentions to help these underserved vulnerable people.
We are the only charitable radio station in Kent that prioritises our community’s needs and aims to raise local aspirations to bring a social sense of well-being to our Island. Our doors are open to everyone as we feel that everyone deserves a chance to be the best they can Sheppey FM is a community project managed by the Island’s charity ‘Sheppey Matters’ who partner with the NHS to promote “health & wellbeing” and work with many local health support groups. Our radio shows are dedicated to providing vital information available on health services where people can get help, guidance and advice.
Sheppey FM is based in the heart of Sheerness at the Sheppey Community Media Centre which is run entirely by volunteers. We are passionate about our Island and aim to provide beneficial social gain, community cohesion and a pride in our Island.
Our daytime schedule is a mix of local information, news, guest interviews ~ along with a great mix of music!! Our evening ‘specialist’ shows are dedicated to Soul, Reggae, Rock, Club Mix, Country, Jazz & Blues. Sheppey FM proactively promotes local musical talent and acts as a showcase platform for artistes to perform and broadcast ‘live’ in the studios. We also promote local venues that feature live music nights (check out our Facebook Sheppey FM Local Talent and Local Gig Guide).
We’re an ‘Arts Award’ recognised centre of excellence and nominated ‘Inspiring Youth Project Award’ by the British Youth Council. We partner with schools and colleges across Kent to provide accredited qualifications in NVQ and Arts Awards. Sheppey FM’s ‘Media’ Training courses are a unique opportunity to that very first step into the Media sector and the Sheppey FM Team are dedicated to helping trainees every step of the way to achieve results and further their careers opportunities.
Your support will greatly help to sustain our project to benefit our community and help us to provide training and work placement opportunities and accredited qualifications to the local schools and colleges ~ so it’s all great news for our community.