3Bs, the new local radio station, is set to infuse a ‘poptastic’ vibe into Winslow Farmers Market this Sunday (December 3). Broadcasting live from 11 am to 1 pm, the presenters will provide a platform for community figures and stallholders to promote their activities and products. Accompanied by a live band, the market square’s cafes will be open for breakfast, enhancing the festive experience. The market itself will run from 10 am to 1 pm. Following their successful first outside broadcast at the market in May, 3Bs Radio is thrilled to be back for the Christmas edition.
On Monday, the station will be present at the annual Winslow Primestock Show, engaging with participants and attendees.
Founder Keith Lewis expressed his excitement, stating, “It was thrilling to conduct our inaugural outside broadcast in Winslow, and the market buzzed with activity. Engaging with stallholders and local figures allowed us to highlight various initiatives, including Winslow’s Repair Cafe.” Launched just over a year ago and based at the University of Buckingham, 3Bs Radio covers the Buckingham, Bicester, and Brackley areas, signifying the 3Bs in its name.
Starting with only five presenters, the station has now expanded to around 30, offering shows spanning various music genres such as rock, folk, garage, indie, and 1960s music. Additionally, there are chat shows featuring local guests, live football commentary for select matches, and a Lower League Football Show.
Recently granted a license to become a DAB (digital audio broadcasting) radio station, 3Bs Radio is actively seeking funding for its expansion. Keith emphasized the station’s volunteer-driven nature, saying, “Those involved in presenting, running the station, or working behind the scenes are volunteers. We are eager to transition to DAB and welcome support from local businesses or groups. As a community station, we conduct interviews with key figures and broadcast announcements about local events.”
The radio station has successfully covered a variety of live events, including the Towersey Festival, Buckingham Bandjam, Buckingham Young Farmers’ 100th-anniversary country show, and Front Row Fest in Brackley.