TD1 Radio was established on 1st December 2008 as an Internet-only radio station. At that time there was no FM licence available and we had to wait until 2010 before we were able to register our interest with Ofcom, the regulatory body. In 2012 we applied for an FM licence and we were awarded that in 2013.

We launched on fm on 30th March 2015 and we broadcast to Galashiels and the Central Borders on 106.5 FM from our studio based at Galashiels Golf Club.

The licence holder is Borders Community Radio & Media Ltd, a private company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland. SC417419. We are a non-profit making organisation staffed entirely by volunteers.

Our Ofcom Licence Number is: CR000266BA/1.

Mission Statement

We will establish and develop a community led local radio and media project, which will be a not for profit organisation dedicated to serving the local community.

We will deliver community programming reflecting the area’s unique blend of diverse interests, culture and identity.

We will work across a variety of media to reach all segments of the community with our radio station hub located in the heart of the Borders giving access to local people so they can contribute to our focused educational and entertainment content.

We will give local people from all backgrounds the opportunity to make and broadcast their own programmes to their peer groups within the communities they live allowing us to use community radio and media as a means of empowerment and personal development.

Our ‘people power’ will provide a community information platform accessible to all groups and individuals who share our vision of inclusion, environmental awareness and progressive ideas.


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