Launched in 2016, Chiltern Voice FM is a not-for-profit, volunteer run,  media platform made by the community, for the community. It was originally launched as local pop-up community radio station set up to cover Chesham, Amersham, and the surrounding villages within the Chilterns.

Initially broadcasting on the Internet, and after two Ofcom licenced one-month trial FM licences, we were awarded a full FM broadcast licence and a frequency of 107.4FM in January 2021, and launched full-time on FM in November 2021.

In January 2023 we re-constituted as a Community Interest Company (Chiltern Voice C.I.C) to ensure we are more accountable to the community we serve.

Having had an inital home at The White Hill Centre from 2016 to 2022 since January 2023 we are now located with two broadcast studios at our new home behind the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham.

Chiltern Voice Team

To date, we have raised thousands of pounds to purchase the equipment, broadcasting licences and performing rights. We also sell advertising to local businesses, which you can find out more on our Advertising page.

As a local community resource Chiltern Voice benefits a wide variety of social groups including youngsters from local schools & colleges, retired volunteers looking for hobbies & interests outside of the ordinary groups, but also the socially deprived with a number of our volunteers coming through from deprived areas, and some with learning difficulties who have benefitted from a different learning experience.

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, many with no radio or broadcast experience whatsoever, and we offer a training program to cover all areas of radio broacasting as well as presenting on air. This experience benefits them with communication, planning and fundamental computer skills. In the case of our younger volunteers, we already have a track record of several of our volunteers who have gained further experience and paid work. We have young people who have gone onto study at the Capital Radio run Global Academy, and another who learned the skills to use sound equipment and went on to work in a couple of local venues. (we can provide case studies of individuals who have benefitted from the project)

The project is still growing, giving more local people the opportunity to broadcast as Chiltern Voice is now an full-time 24hr-a-day FM and online community radio station. Our team are constantly updating the station with programming, adverts, news, whats on guides and our volunteer team are creating unique, interesting and local programmes designed and tailored to the Chilterns.