Hello and a warm welcome to Ferndale Community Radio - Plymouth - Devon - UK

clarion logo.png
clarion hg logo.png

Ferndale Community Radio Plymouth is putting its full support behind a song for Plymouth after the
tragedy of the mass shooting recently. This is called ' Old Plymouth Town ' by David Keough and our very own 
presenter Billy Jay. The single has been released to raise funds for The Devon Air Ambulance Charity with a big thanks to Crocodile Records of London.

The song is now available at WWW.CROCODILEMUSIC.COM Spotify, Amazon and iTunes and other major outlets.
Devon Air Ambulance with the assistance of the Cornwall and the Southampton Air Ambulance did so much during and after the terrible incident in addition to the additional lives they have saved this year alone.

Ferndale Community Tenants Group & FCR

has launched a Go Fund Me Page to raise funds for the family's of the victim's on FCR's Facebook and this site where you can donate at the top of the page.

If you require any other information regarding this please contact the radio station.

We will let you know how you can donate and get a copy of this amazing track. 

It is all for a very good cause and all monies will go to the designated causes.

Billy jAY.JPG

Ferndale Community Radio, Plymouth (FCR) - doing our bit during the pandemic.


Ferndale Community Radio is the brainchild of former Royal Marine bandsman, Steve Medlin and his son Ryan.

Part of the Ferndale Community Tenants’ Group, FCR applied for and received a community grant of £5000 from Clarion Futures to pay for equipment and running costs, helping Ferndale Community Radio to spring to life, going live on July 2nd 2019.

Initially comprised of a small number of volunteer staff, FCR has had to expand to meet the needs of the community during the Covid19 pandemic; now, with a volunteer staff of twenty-five and multiple studios, on air twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Ferndale Community Radio provide local traffic, weather and news, great entertainment and friendly chatter, easing some of the loneliness felt by those in seclusion, locally and world-wide.

At the start of the Covid19 pandemic, FCR had just the one studio, in the community hub; at present, with the financial help of the presenters themselves and a £1000 National Lottery Community Fund grant to buy equipment and the relevant licenses, FCR now has nine ‘micro-studios set up in presenters homes, allowing FCR to be broadcast continuously.

A mix of live shows and replays, Ferndale Community Radio has steadily expanded during lockdown, with the recent addition, following the departure of Radio Plymouth, of a live breakfast show, starting at 9am, to provide the local community with traffic, weather and news updates.


The Ferndale Community Radio team have also done some fantastic work for charity, raising £2800 for Save The Children, helping to raise £800 for Livewire Saltash and working with Hugs From Henry, a children’s cancer charity, to provide sacks of toys for the children, adding a little magic to their Christmas.



                                                                                                    Harriett Deans - Editor.