COVID-19 Emergency Broadcast Service

Community radio stations During COVID-19 VCSE organisations may want to signpost their beneficiaries to details of local community radios that are providing public information broadcasts.

This list of radio stations may be used in an emergency to broadcast essential messages in a timely manner.

If anyone requires any further information or if any authorities wish to broadcast using the Leicestershire and Rutland Emergency Broadcast Service scheme then please email


Leicester Community Radio – 1449AM
The radio station improves social cohesion in Leicester in the over 35’s by providing a station that covers any Leicester resident over 35 irrespective of race, religion or any other demographic. Provides specific programming generated by the African and Caribbean community that raises awareness of Afro-Caribbean cultures within Leicester with all cultures and also improves cohesion within that specific demographic.
Primary Reception – Leicester City Centre

Takeover Radio -103.2FM
Takeover Radio provides a service for children and young people in Leicester, characterised by the involvement of the target community. It entertains with a mix of popular music from the 21st century, blended with speech and interactive educational programming
Primary Reception – Leicester City Northwest
Audible Area – Mowmacre Hill, New Parks, Braunstone Park, Spinney Hill.

Kohinoor FM – 97.3FM
The main types of music broadcast over the course of each week are: Bhangra, Dharmic, folk ballads, Punjabi R&B, classical, Dhaddi Var and Shain (poetry). The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are: community events, discussion of topical issues, culture, sports, education, religion and public information. Programming is broadcast in Punjabi and English
Primary Reception – Leicester East.
Audible Area – Thurmaston, Glenfield, Oadby, Thurnby

Radio Seerah – 1575AM
The main types of music broadcast over the course of each week are Asian music from India and Pakistan, including Nasheeds and Naats.  The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are national news, local and community news, interviews and discussions. Over the course of the week programming is in English, Urdu, Punjabi and other community languages also feature.
Primary Reception – Leicester City


Fosse 107 – 107. 0FM and 107.9FM
They describe themselves as Local Radio Station for Hinckley, Nuneaton on 107.9, Loughborough on 107 and everywhere in-between.

103 The Eye – 103.0FM
They describe themselves as an award-winning community radio station serving Melton Mowbray and the towns and villages within the Vale of Belvoir. Their name comes from the River Eye which flows through Melton.
They broadcast hit music from the past six decades and today, plus specialist programmes, news and local community information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Harborough FM – 102.3FM
They describe themselves as proud to be local and in touch with what’s going on across Market Harborough, South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire.
They broadcast from Market Harborough 24 hours a day, with live programmes from 7am until midnight daily. Their music ranges from the 1960s to the present day. During day-time hours they say you’ll hear this mix of music and then from 10pm specialist shows, playing everything from country to rock music.