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All About CandoFM and why we love what we do

  • our vision
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  • our mission

Our values support our vision.

Our values support our vision and underscore our belief that we can and should serve a much greater good. Our core values serve as guiding principles that seek to promote positive outcomes in our community. We value an environment and services that are: Local-Eclectic-Authentic-Sustainable-Inclusive-Collaborative-Fair and balanced-Professional-Consistent-Relevant and Fun.

CandoFM’s vision is to develop an independent, sustainable, award winning station housed in a large permanent studio, with several transmitter sites and onto DAB. We will have an expansive geographic coverage and utilize current technology to support our listener needs. Our station will make accurate and timely announcements in the event of an emergency.

Our programs will engage, enhance and inspire our listeners with diverse music, live arts, community news, remote broadcasts, educational segments and award-winning talk shows. Through our community outreach, our station will be a central listening post, a caring place where our listeners can come together to learn and discover the heart of the community that makes the Furness Peninsula such a remarkable place to live.

CANDOFM provides a relevant and distinctive community FM and internet radio service to the Furness community.

CANDOFM is primarily run by community participants involved in co-creating and consuming the service; specifically characterised as a radio station ‘in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community.’

Inviting participation to air viewpoints and interests; to generate debate on music, local issues, news, and current affairs through programming of features that will allow and encourage voiced opinions from the wider community. The unique feature of the station is that it directly involves members of the community in its management and operation to create the service. For more inforamtion contact us.

Equality, Diversity, Disability Aware.

“CANDOFM provides a relevant and distinctive community FM and internet radio service to the Furness community…”

Here at CandoFM we want to build and strengthen community throughout the Furness Peninsula, actively engaging our listeners through high quality community radio programming that is educational, entertaining, and service oriented.

As we look at where we are now, and look ahead to the dream we hold dear, we know that our future depends upon our ability to connect with our community in many ways. From the small core of founders, our direct volunteer support has grown to more than 50. Our volunteers reflect our diverse region, yet they are united by a common desire to build a great radio station. It is because of the passion of board members, volunteers, engineers and DJ’s of all ages, that CandoFM is able to provide high quality programming 7 days a week.

CANDOFM Programming Mirrors Our Community Profile

Eclectic Musical Variety reaches a wide audience. The avid and growing listenership to CandoFM is a response to a changing radio environment in which stations play only “popular” music by “established” artists. CandoFM devotes itself to music that interests a range of listeners. With creative passion our DJs spin music that represents the world, from Beethoven to the Beatles, to all corners of the globe. CandoFM is also a huge supporter of local music encouraging local musicians into the live lounge to play on air as well as local music being apart of the daily playlist along with dedicated shows.

Interests, issues and concerns are given a listening post. Our desire is to reflect the interests and curiosity of the people who live, work and play here by giving airtime to artistic, educational and informational programming.

There is no wall between CandoFM and our community. So in our vision we will create a CandoFM Community – it takes a village to create a community radio station and we are truly connected to one another. Our goal is to grow into a sustainable community radio station with a General Manager, upgraded equipment and technology for a broader reach, an expanded facility and a large sustainable membership base. While also valuing the benefits that equality, diversity and being disability aware can bring. Fulfilling these goals will enable us to reach our vision.

Donors to CandoFM are a key part of creating the CandoFM Community. CandoFM is more than bricks and mortar, broadcast generators and online streams. It is a gathering place for artists and hosts, for members and donors, and businesses and volunteers who share a vision for...

  • A station that is centrally located in the vibrant community of the Furness peninsula
  • A group of people who believe in giving their time and energy for the benefit of our community
  • A platform for sharing issues of concern and importance
  • Excellence in diverse programming that reflects our artistic community
  • A resource for all residents in case of an emergency

We will work together to imagine and prepare for what the future will bring – new technologies, strategic opportunities, programming, and community partnerships, as well as challenges yet to be defined. To meet the hopes and expectations of the thousands of listeners who depend on us, CandoFM is depending on you. We hope you will join us.

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There are over 50 active volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 75. Retired police to students, graduates, working and unemployed.

The differences of community as opposed to commercial radio is the number of contributors. Currently there are over forty active volunteers ranging in age from ten to sixty five. Taxi drivers to retired police, students, graduates, working and unemployed. They broadcast live, pre-recorded in the studio, remotely at home or school to put together the Ofcom required programming output. Each of the volunteers are able to champion local music or sport or community issues motivated by their passions interests.


CANDOFM provides a relevant and distinctive community FM and internet radio service to the Furness community.

CANDOFM is primarily run by community participants involved in co-creating and consuming the service; specifically characterised as a radio station ‘in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community.’

Inviting participation to air viewpoints and interests; to generate debate on music, local issues, news, and current affairs through programming of features that will allow and encourage voiced opinions from the wider community. The unique feature of the station is that it directly involves members of the community in its management and operation to create the service. For more inforamtion contact us.


One of the aims of our community radio is to celebrate and highlight the excellent work of our local community groups do.

One of the aims of our community radio is to celebrate and highlight the excellent work of our local community groups do whilst simultaneously co-creating a broadcast service. We use social media platforms alongside FM to create content for listen again, especially for interview and important community matters. We offer free air time coverage to promote good causes of local charities and other non for profit groups able to sufficiently demonstrate social responsibility through benevolent interventions.

CandoFM Featured Shows

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Weekly Shows

don't miss our Bekahs Mixtape

Every Thursday, 08:00 PM

Bekah is local to Furness, she is a former Barracuda and worked for many years as a DJ at goth & metal clubs both locally and across the country.

Beckah`s son, Bear now age 7 is also youngest member of the team and joined Cando in April 2020 during the first national lockdown, partly as a homeschool project and partly because it’s fun! He enjoys choosing all the music except the odd request and loves putting together his weekly movie quiz (with a little help from mum and dad). Like any good superhero Bear likes to keep his real name a secret!

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