Who We Are
Trafford Sound is the community focused local radio service for the Borough of Trafford broadcasting on DAB digital radio, on the TuneIn Radio app to smartphones, and via the internet.
Every day we provide a focal point where you can find out what's happening locally and join the conversation on local issues.
Our volunteer team know Trafford because they live, study, and work locally, and have connections with community groups across the area.
What We Do
Since launching online in June 2015 and also on DAB in October 2017, Trafford Sound has been All About Our Community. During the day, Trafford Today brings local news and information, along with music and interviews with members of the Trafford community, including representatives of local groups, and charities Evenings are devoted to specialist programmes, including Northern Soul and Motown, and New Country. Live and Local showcases unsigned local bands, with a live session from a band every week in our studios. At the weekend, 2 to 4 hours of local sports programming is broadcast live every Saturday, covering from the professional game down to grassroots level.
Why We Need Your Help
We are rapidly running out of the funding needed to remain on air through the DAB multiplex and to also fully pay the licences we need to remain compliant on air. Furthermore, we have no financial reserves to replace any equipment which, if it becomes faulty, would take us off the air for a substantial amount of time.
All of the presenters on Trafford Sound are volunteers, and give many hours of their time not only to present regular shows, but also to being present at community events, including major ones such as the Altrincham Festival and Timperley Country Fair.
What Your Donation Will Go Towards
- Full payment of music licences, to ensure that we are compliant with licences bodies.
- Continued carriage on the Trial DAB Multiplex in Manchester
- Purchasing of replacement equipment if any were to break or cease working.
All donations will be greatly appreciated, and will ensure that Trafford Sound remains on air, continuing to serve the local community and giving it a voice.
You can listen to Trafford Sound online at www.traffordsound.org, by searching for Trafford Sound on the TuneIn Radio app, or by finding Trafford Sound on your DAB Radio.