105.9 Academy FM - Folkestone's Community Station

105.9 Academy FM is the Community Radio station for the Folkestone area. What we do is unique. And we've won FIVE national Community Radio Awards 2016 - 2 gold, 2 silver & 1 bronze!
We are based in the Folkestone Academy school, and broadcast to the local area on 105.9 FM and online. We have a small team of staff and a large group of volunteers, many of whom present on the radio. We do a lot of work with young people - they are trained in radio production and along the way learn self-confidence, team-working and communication skills. We regularly put children as young as 12 on the radio.
Our programmes are interesting, funny, and local. We broadcast a vibrant mix of chart hits and classic tunes, as well as up to the minute local news and interviews. Because we’re a Community Station we’re proud to play music made right here in Kent, every hour, every day.​

105.9 Academy FM Folkestone Production Team:

Nick Price

Programme Manager

Lee Churchyard 

Website Manager

Dave Sharp
Station Manager

Dave Sharp is our station manager at 105.9 Academy FM. Dave is responsible for the general running of the station, training our Academy student presenters and much more.

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Dave Sharp - Station Manager

Kay McLoughlin

Sales & Advertising

With Massive Thanks To Our Volunteers:

Helen Sharp
Project Manager

Helen Sharp is our Project Manager at 105.9 Academy FM. Helen isn't normally based within the office, but her presence is very much noticed with the running of major projects for Academy FM and the Folkestone Status.

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Kay McLoughlin

Kay McLoughlin is our Sales and Advertising expert at 105.9 Academy FM. Kay is often the voice of Academy FM for businesses and you at home on her #wafflingonawednesday show.

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Lee Churchyard
Website Production Manager

Lee Churchyard is our Website Production Manager at 105.9 Academy FM. Lee is still enrolled full-time at the Folkestone Academy so volunteers to manage the website and present on a Wednesday 3:00-6:00pm

Sarah Hagues
Head of News

Sarah Hagues is our Head of News at 105.9 Academy FM. Sarah is responsible for the major local news articles you hear on Air, online and on The Folkestone Status. 

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Follow Us Online:
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
Nick Price
Programme Manager

Nick Price is our Programme Manager at 105.9 Academy FM. Nick has been at Academy FM since ___ and is responsible for the scheduled live shows that you hear on air.

Click here to email Nick now.

Website: Lee Churchyard; Administration Management.

Copyright: 105.9 Academy FM Folkestone - 2018.

31st October 2017 - HC.