Let us introduce ourselves…
DemonFM is the award-winning community and student radio station for Leicester in England. We would love to tell you more about us and what we do. Since being granted a community radio licence in May 2009 we have broadcast around the clock on 107.5 FM in Leicester city and online. Our programming caters for young people living and studying in the city, playing a cross-section of music genres mixed with live presentation and talk-based programmes.
DemonFM has an established history of broadcasting in Leicester since its formation in 1995 as a student society from De Montfort Students’ Union. Before gaining our community licence, we successfully completed 25 short broadcasts (around one month long each) before a partnership bid from De Montfort University and De Montfort Students’ Union secured a five year licence from the radio regulator Ofcom. In 2015 DemonFM was granted a five year extension to its licence.
Our members live, study and work in the local community. Many are students at De Montfort University studying an array of media, journalism, technical and other courses. Most work voluntarily for the station in roles including presentation and production of shows, live events programming, news and current affairs production, technical and station management.
We provide a great opportunity for those wanting to get involved in their community while providing a stepping stone to the media industry.