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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Keep Cowes Radio on air!

Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Cowes Radio has been running as an independent radio station for 4 decades here at the 192 year old regatta entertaining and informing all that happens on the water and ashore. Now we need a little help from you to keep going through this year and beyond. The rising running costs and high licensing fees place the future of Cowes Radio in jeopardy.

Cowes Radio has been on air at Lendy Cowes Week since 1985, entertaining and informing everyone that visits for spectating and partaking. Enthusiasts tune in online from all around the World, as well as on 87.7fm on their radios around the Solent area.

We are an independent station, only able to bring the award-winning coverage by support from advertisers and sponsors. These are becoming incredibly hard to find, and we have to pay the ever increasing fees for licensing all the aspects of our broadcasts, putting Cowes Radio's future in doubt.

We are suggesting a donation of a 50p per foot of craft for a shout out on air for your or your friend's boat and all the crew's names. Just a few £ for all our amazing shore supporters will all help keep us on air. Please include your details with your donation and listen out for your mention!

We at Cowes Radio thank you for all your kind words and support. Visit our website for more information and testimonials.

Cowes Radio online

We love making it, we hope you like listening.

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  • Steve Ancsell2 months ago
    Steve Ancsell

    Steve Ancsell

    2 months ago

    Thank you to Simon and Brenda for your kind words and support for the station.

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Page last updated on: 8/13/2018 1:57 PM



  • Julie Allen

    Julie Allen

    Aug 13, 2018

    Congratulations to all the team for another great week of coverage.


  • Anonymous


    Aug 11, 2018


  • alby vigar

    alby vigar

    Aug 7, 2018

    Always a pleasant week to enjoy the CWR


  • Clare Neville-Jones

    Clare Neville-Jones

    Aug 7, 2018

    Adds hugely to Cowes Week spectating - whether from near or far. Listening this week from the Baltic. Don’t stop!


  • Dan Bailey

    Dan Bailey

    Aug 4, 2018

    always enjoyed listening from deepest darkest Essex, thank you


  • Ant Smith

    Ant Smith

    Aug 2, 2018

    Adds enormously to my enjoyment of Cowes week.


  • Nic Bellenberg

    Nic Bellenberg

    Jul 30, 2018

    Not in Cowes this year, but will listen on the internet...


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Steve Ancsell

Steve Ancsell

Cowes, Isle of Wight

The "Godfather" of Cowes Radio , a TV and Radio presenter, producer and director for far too many years!

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