The Voice - North Devon's Premier Radio Station
Broadcasting to over 80,000 listeners a month, live from Barnstaple town.
Who are we?
The Voice is North Devon's local radio station, broadcasting from the heart of Barnstaple on 106.1 and 107.6 FM, digital DAB, online and via the RadioPlayer App.
We are a commercial radio station run by North Devonians, for North Devonians. Our presenters come from a variety of backgrounds but they have three things in common; a deep rooted passion for local radio; a heartfelt love for this very special part of the country that we're so fortunate to live in and an enduring wish to help and support the community of which we are all a part. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our presenters, they're very special people and their good humour, professionalism and enthusiasm definitely keeps this station buzzing.
We also employ a fully fledged Sales and Marketing team, Media and Creative Specialists and a Technology expert to ensure that the business side of the station provides the best commercial service for the ever increasing numbers of successful businesses, charities and community events that are flourishing in North Devon.
Some of you might remember Lantern Radio which was based Barnstaple many moons ago. It was a popular radio station which unfortunately closed in 2009. In June 2010 a social media campaign was started to get a local radio station back North Devon and by November that year, enough studio equipment had been bought and the first 28 day Restricted Service Licence (RSL) broadcasts started. The Voice had been born, its name derived from its heartfelt mission to give North Devon back its 'Voice'.
In April 2012 The Voice was launched as a Digital Radio station broadcasting on DAB (Digital ) Radio around Devon (except Plymouth). and it was granted a community radio licence to broadcast on FM around Bideford, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.
By January 2014 our new FM service was launched on 106.1 and 107.8 fm and we've never looked back.
The station continues to go from strength to strength. In 2017 the year culminated in the move to our new state of the art recording studios and media centre in Belle Meadow Court, Barnstaple. Since then we've added to our team of professional media experts, welcomed new presenters, grown our client base month on month, launched our new website and social media feeds and all the whilst continue to provide our North Devon community with a great broadcasting service.
Yes, the future looks rosy for this local radio station and for the community of which it serves. We look forward to being The Voice of North Devon for many years to come.