A young woman talking on the radio


Zone 1 Radio - the community radio station for Central London - was founded in 2011 with a grant from Team London, the volunteering arm of The Mayor of London's office.

The organisation has always had two main aims:

1. To make great radio for our unique audience: the culturally diverse and dynamic "communities" of people who live work and study in Central London.

2. To provide volunteering opportunities and help our unemployed volunteers into sustained employment.

Over the years we've made some great radio about the things that matter to our audience and helped over thirty volunteers into full time employment.

In 2016 we were invited to take part in the UK Government's Small Scale Digital Audio Broadcasting Trial - which meant that we were the first community radio station to be available across London on DAB Digital Radio.

In 2017 we were approached by Russell Brand, who was looking for a home for his innovative "Recovery Radio" project.