Forest FM – Dorset’s first ever community radio station. We are a completely independent, not for profit organisation produced and presented by local people, for local people.

Forest FM (and it’s previous incarnation Verwood FM) was established in 1999 when we carried out our first trial broadcast in association with Verwood Carnival.

We won our full time license in 2006 and the station went on air July 9th – opened by our local MP Chris Chope.

We are run by local volunteers. We’re not here to make money – we’re here because we love doing what we do. However we do take local advertising to help pay the bills.  

Our aims are simple:

  • Support the local community by providing a focal point for common interest groups and organisations
  • Provide a music alternative to that which is currently available
  • Enable affordable radio advertising for local business, together with the ability to reach the the desired target audience.

Forest FM on Launch Day

2006 – we all looked a lot younger


Forest Community Radio is a not for profit company. Registration number 04937308