York’s feel good radio station YO1 is celebrating a major milestone with the award of its FM broadcasting licence. 

The fast-growing station, which has been broadcasting across a digital footprint since its launch on 12th September 2017, currently has over 45,000 consumers every week*, But, following a formal licensing announcement today (22 February) by regulator OFCOM, thousands more will soon be able to tune in on the FM frequency – meaning YO1 will be accessible in cars, shops and workplaces, as well as at home and on smartphones. 

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YO1 co-founder and presenter Chris Marsden said: “This is fantastic news and a testament to the hard work everyone at the station has put in since we went live. We’ve brought together a hugely talented team of presenters and this announcement means that many more of the York community will be able to hear us.”  

Carla Ballantine director at YO1 added: “It also provides a hugely extended reach for our advertisers. We’re confident that our output will provide a real alternative to what’s currently available across the region.” 

Work will now begin on setting up transmitter facilities and the station hopes to be available to FM listeners as soon as possible. Until then, listeners can tune in via the free IOS and Android compatible YO1 Radio app, Tune-In app, Smart TVs or online at www.YO1radio.co.uk. 

(*From data collected across social media platforms, website activity and streaming sources)