Able Radio is a live, on-line, radio station presenting shows at the heart of the disabled community. As the first live station of its kind, our remit is to move forward with disability and restrictive medical conditions. Great music, information and chat presented by a multitude of presenters, each adding their own unique style, focussed on the ability in disability.
The radio station at the heart of your community. Able Radio was founded in 2006 by a group of volunteers passionate about improving the everyday lives of disabled people, many of whom you can read about on Able People.
The enterprise grew rapidly through demand and now plays a pivotal role within the disabled community. Beyond on-air broadcasts Able Radio engages with numerous organisations and individuals across the UK via training, outside broadcasts and remote satellite centres.
Funding from The Big Lottery has assisted in this rapid development with the introduction of a small professional management team to drive operations and future expansion. Underpinning all activities are a team of dedicated volunteers, most living with a disability themselves.
Through listener interaction the station is now less about specific medical conditions and more about acceptance and moving forward in all areas of life. As a community of interest radio station we highlight events, achievements, accessibility and opportunity.
Essentially we seek to entertain and inform, with a diverse music policy and talented team of on-air talent. Although our studio base is in S E Wales, some of our input comes via remote presenters across the UK. There are opportunities for all to get involved both on and off-air.
The Able Radio 'family' of listeners and contributors has expanded to include carers, family members and friends, social and health care professionals as well as all who seeks a lively mix of music and chat. Media and other training facilities are a key part of our role as is supporting charities and organisations at conferences and presentations.