SheffieldLive!, also known as SheffieldLive! 93.2FM, is a community
radio and TV station established in 2003 as an independent company by
Community Media Association and is based in the city centre of
2 Projects and activities
5 Radio Scheduled programmes
5.1 Communities Live
5.2 Spirit of the Wapentake
5.3 The Local Talent Show
5.4 Vancouver Manoeuver
5.5 The Live Science Radio Show
6 See also
9 External links
SheffieldLive! started operating a live streaming service on an annual
Restricted Service Licence in 2000 and from 2002 was broadcasting
regularly for four days a week on the Internet.
Station owner Commedia
Sheffield first applied for a Community
Broadcasting Licence in November 2004 before a local UK television
station 10 years later  in order to bring original and modern
Sheffield soon after the introduction of the Community
Broadcasting Licence by
Ofcom in the UK (not to be confused with
Independent Local Radio which is a commercial radio broadcast
The service started broadcasting on the frequency 93.2 FM on 29
October 2007 with the studio based at 6 Paternoster Row,
the former National Centre for Popular Music. Prior to this, the last
time a new radio service launched in
Hallam FM in
October 1974. The station was launched to provide original programming
by local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and was
originally planned to broadcast for a minimum term of five years
dependent on its success in the community.
Full-time over the air broadcasting started at 7 am with The Breakfast
Show presented by Lloyd Samuels, featuring interviews with Nick Clegg
MP, local choral group Sosa Xa! and organisers of the three-day
Dignity Not Detention march from
Doncaster that took
place on the same weekend.
SheffieldLive! uses a transmitter at
Crosspool shared by other local
radio stations provided by
Bauer Radio and the BBC, allowing coverage
as far as Rotherham, Doncaster,
Barnsley and Chesterfield.
The station currently broadcasts from studios located at 15
Paternoster Row in central
Sheffield above the Showroom Cinema
accommodated in offices and training suites owned by Commedia
Projects and activities
SheffieldLive! has been involved with many projects in the local
SheffieldLive! helps organise events throughout the
for example, it has worked in partnership with Biggafish, a youth
organisation based in
London devoted to the education of young people
SheffieldLive! creates education, employment and training
opportunities in the local area. For example, in 2009 the station ran
a media training course, called "future:proof", designed to give
unemployed adults the skills they need to succeed in a career in
SheffieldLive! advertises and promotes local businesses, organisations
and events for a low price. It also actively promotes itself, through
its social networking sites and promotional days.
In 2009, the station relocated from the Hallam University owned
buildings to a private office across the road at The Workstation above
the Showroom Cinema.
Sheffield Live! began broadcasting on Tuesday 23 September 2014 at
6 pm and broadcasts every night from 6 pm to 1 am.
Sheffield Live!'s television output includes
Sheffield Live! News,
Sheffield Live! Mix, Talking Sheffield, What's On, Walks Around
Britain, Grassroots, Sharks Basketball, Sateen Daqiqi be al Arabi,
Nice Out Innit?, The Bassment, After the Bell, Sabrang, Da Beat Down,
Up North and The Who What Where Show..
Radio Scheduled programmes
SheffieldLive! has a host of local Radio programmes which include:
SheffieldLive!'s flagship local issues programme Communities Live
broadcast weekdays 12 pm.
The programme is produced and presented by different groups of
volunteers each day, contents of the show include local and national
politics, music, arts, and community events from Sheffield. The
programme also encourages listeners to contact the show with ideas.
Spirit of the Wapentake
Spirit of the Wapentake is a rock music show, broadcast live on
Wednesday from 5 pm. The programme plays rock music from the past
40 years, it also includes news and local rock gigs information.
The Local Talent Show
The Local Talent Show broadcast every Friday from 4 pm, features
up artists, and bands from
Sheffield and local area, featuring a
variety of music, interviews and acoustic performances.
Vancouver Manoeuver presented by Lee Price features music from the
West Coast of Canada.
The Live Science Radio Show
The Live Science Radio Show is broadcast on Saturdays at 11 am.
Features science news, guests, information on local science events and
discussions regarding various areas of science.
Community radio in the United Kingdom
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^ Audience data for Local TV channels across England, Wales & N.
Ireland are measured and reported together, as "Local TV Macro
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^ Who What Where Show
^ "Who What Where show launches with Kyle Walker special". Sheffield
Live! Made in Sheffield. Made by You. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
SheffieldLive! 93.2FM Radio official website
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