On July 20, 2015 Cambridge 105 will celebrate its fifth year of broadcasting to the city.
Across the birthday weekend listeners will be able to hear a live edition of the popular 105 Breakfast quiz Where’s Flossie? Presenter Linda Ness will be looking for clues in the eponymous broadcast van (Saturday 18th at 2pm). There’s also a documentary feature on the history of Cambridge 105, produced by 105 Drive presenter Julian Clover (Sunday 7pm).
The first transmissions came from a house belonging to one of the directors. A few months later Cambridge 105 moved to a former bookbinder’s in the Gwydir Street Enterprise Centre.
Initially the community radio station was on the air for just four hours a day, but today Cambridge 105 broadcasts 24/7 with around 18 hours broadcast live, more than any other station in Cambridge.
During the day the best in contemporary music and classic oldies is peppered with music from local artists. Regular guests keep Cambridge informed of what is happening around the city.
Local news is broadcast at peak times and there is also travel news twice an hour to keep the city moving.
Nightly music shows cover the best in folk, rock, soul, country and alternative.
On Wednesdays listeners can listen to the best emerging talent in the New Music Generator. The show features the Unsigned Chart, where listeners vote for their favourite local, and unsigned, track.
At weekends Cambridge 105 opens a window on our city through feature shows covering food & drink, cinema and literature. There are also shows for the Polish, Italian and LGBT communities.
Station Manager Tim Willett said: “Cambridge 105 has come a fantastic way during our first five years on air. We now have to look to the next five years, with even more involvement from the community, and our new DAB Digital Radio service starting in the next few weeks.”