The award winning community radio station ALL FM 96.9 are having a live music shindig on Saturday to celebrate opening their second studio at the Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE. Starts 7pm.

Everyone is invited to ALL FM’s Studio Two launch this Saturday in lovely Levenshulme. There will be live music and a bar. All money raised will help ALL FM carry on their award winning work of broadcasting a wide range of shows and offering radio training to diverse communities across Manchester.

Afzal Khan,  MP for Gorton, and Phil Korbel have the honor of opening the new studio on Saturday. Korbel who helped launch ALL FM, said:

“It’s amazing to think that nearly twenty years ago we helped set up ALL FM and look what it’s developed into. The staff and volunteers should be very proud of their achievements.”

The acts lined up for the night are Caoilfhionn Rose, Rose Greenwood, Nadja Letizio and Moz Walsh. Ticket are £5 (+ commission) and are available from Eventbrite. Ed Connole, ALL FM Director said “ALL FM will now have two state of the art studios for broadcast, pre-records and training. We are the Community Radio Station of the Year after all!”

ALL FM are on a stratospheric trajectory. They moved into their beautiful new premises, at the Levenshulme Old Library in 2018. After making-do with a temporary studio in the library initially, they opened their first purpose built recording and training studio last year. Then ALL FM won the Community Radio Station of the Year award to wrap up a very successful 2019. The new studio is funded by the Foyle Foundation, the Guardian Trust & the Leather Seller’s Company.

ALL FM specialises in providing radio training to minority groups that are at risk of isolation. It then offers participants the opportunity to become volunteer presenters and producers at ALL FM.

The radio station, which broadcasts on FM wavelength 96.9, have over one hundred and fifteen volunteers and broadcast seven days a week, sixteen hours per day. The shows range from foreign language shows to shows by and for carers, those on the Autism Spectrum, those with disabilities, mental health issues, those from BAME communities and LGBT communities.

Their ethos is “by the community, for the community”, and ALL FM look forward to welcoming and widening that community on Saturday night.


Conrad Bower

Tickets are available for ALL FM’s Studio Two launch (Saturday 1 February) on Eventbrite

Feature image: composite of images from ALL FM

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