19 December, 2016

10k ‘Yes’ click target achieved

A couple of days late but we got there! 10,008 Yes clicks expressing the want for a new station in Bristol and SWU FM being awarded a full time licence.

74% of you expanded on your yes vote with a written explanation of why you want SWU to be a full time station.

32 people said no, none of them used their real names or email addresses.

In light of the above statistics and our 6.5 million website hits during our trial broadcast, we hope to be invited to apply for a licence in  2017.

We’ve just submitted these stats but the survey will remain open on our website for the immediate future. Every extra survey entry we get between now and the pending application invite will help move us forward.


Thanks a million (10,008)



SWU FM – Does Bristol need a new radio station?

We’re pleased to announce that we finally have the opportunity to apply for a full time FM licence this December! But first we have to show evidence of demand for SWU FM, to show the licensing authorities that people want a new FM radio station in Bristol.


To do this we need you to fill out a short user survey on our website here: www.swu.fm/survey –  it will only take 2 minutes of your time, and with a few clicks you can make a difference. If we miss this chance, we wont be able to apply again till 2019! So please don’t sleep on this… now is the time.


SWU what??? For those who don’t know – SWU FM is a radio station based in Bristol UK, specialising in urban, electronic and dance music genres. During our recent 28 day trial broadcast on 87.7FM, we brought you shows presented by Bristol legends, established artists, up and coming talent and the people who make music happen in the city.


You can watch a documentary about us here: https://youtu.be/teC_Tv40Weg
And listen to our archives with 200+ shows here: www.swu.fm/archived/



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