Here is some information about Canalside Radio – taken from their website:

Canalside Community Radio began broadcasting on 102.8fm full time on the 4th of December 2008.

The brainchild of Nick Wright, Canalside Community Radio was founded in April 2004 with the assistance of fellow Bollington residents Chris Heathcote, Eddie and Christine Walmsley, Alan Firth and Gail Wright.

In February 2008 an application was made to OFCOM for a permanent broadcasting licence. To this end a permanent 5 year broadcasting license was issued and the station went live on air Thursday 4th December 2008. A successful application to extend the broadcasting license for another 5 years was granted in August 2013.

In Autumn of 2012, Canalside teamed up with Make It Macclesfield to form Canalside’s The Thread, combining website and fm radio to bring the biggest and best guide to what’s going on in Macclesfield.