EREWASH SOUND - 96.8FM
"Just for Erewash"
BBC East Midlands Broadcasting Centre in Nottingham
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Tulip FM is the local community radio station covering Spalding and the surrounding area. The name is linked to the town's heavy involvement with the horticulture industry and Tulips are the main flower the twon is known for. In addition the town hosts an annual and world famous Spalding Flower Parade (once named The Tulip Parade) every year in May. The station has had a float in the parade.
Founded in 2001 as Tulip FM and renaming in 2006 to Tulip Radio, in April 2008 the station was awarded a 5 year full time community radio licence by OFCOM, the UK Media regulator. The station commenced full time broadcasting on 12 June 2009.
Tulip Radio is one of few stations nationally to offer media training to secondary students in local schools from its studios in The Crescent, originally funded by the Leader + scheme. Some of the students have gone on to become presenters on the station. Tulip Radio is regularly involved in community events such as the Spalding Pumpkin Festival, The Flower Parade, Food Festivals as well as Macmillan Cancer Support events and The Springfields Fireworks Display.
The Main Entrance of the Studio in the Crescent in Spalding.
Another view of the Studios from the side.