Legacy 90.1 Radio

Legacy 90.1FM is our local radio station, with a great team of DJs broadcasting nationwide from Moss Side and Hulme.

The radio station is run entirely by volunteers, 65 in total. It is committed to giving a platform to music of Black origin and grassroots musicians and singers, and to training the next generation of music industry leaders, DJs, broadcasters and producers.

Legacy 90.1 FM was set up in 2008 and is an integral part of the African and Caribbean communities of Hulme, Moss Side and surrounding areas, fulfilling our purpose to inform, engage, entertain and serve our local and wider communities. It is the only Black community radio station in Manchester.


Radio schedule

The Schedule is best viewed on their website, as it can change, but regulars are regular. The team offer a varied schedule, so listen and find your own favourites. When there’s no live DJ, there’s an ‘auto DJ’.

There’s discussion too. For example on Thursdays 8-10pm Anthony Downer chairs a discussion of interesting and often challenging issues, with guest interviews and 3 young local discussants to explore what matters and why. You can listen to past discussions at SEUK Global on YouTube.

Volunteer with Legacy

Legacy 90.1FM says it is “always looking for culturally aware and creative individuals” to join the volunteer team.

The Legacy 90.1FM Volunteer Programme engages with people from all backgrounds in supporting our community radio station and the community projects and events we are involved in. Find out more.

Legacy 901 news

Legacy901 CIC reports that it was registered on 16th March 2021 as a Community Interest Company (CIC) which is a social enterprise. “CIC’s are recognised as not-for-profit companies and they have to report annually on how much benefit they have been to their community.”

“We are really excited to be starting this new journey and achieving even greater benefit to the African and Caribbean communities in Manchester and further away.”

Legacy 901 CIC

As they write, it means that “the CIC Regulator agreed that our community radio station will help to:

  • Support the music industry in Manchester and further afield.
  • Promote and give a platform to music of Black origin and grassroots musicians and singers.
  • Train the next generation of music industry leaders, DJs, broadcasters and producers.”

“The change of structure will emphasis our commitment to African and Caribbean music, to the radio industry and most importantly, to the Black communities of Manchester.”

Legacy 901 CIC

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