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You’ve found Radio Repton. This is where you will find community radio…...sharing our neighbourhood conversation!

We have a range of programmes for you to enjoy. Made by people in our neighbourhood and with a real local flavour. You will hear them repeated each day so don’t worry if you think you have missed something. Each night “Sleepless in Repton” will feature  programmes especially selected to keep you company and help you to relax. 


Every Saturday we will add a whole new schedule of programmes, some regular features continuing on from this week - and some completely new! In addition to our repeating playlist this week we have….

Radio Repton Playlist - Week from Saturday 10th April

  • 8.00am, 1.00pm & 7.00pm - The Village News Magazine, always a great source of interesting stories and information. Jo Kingman selects some key stories and tells us how to contribute and subscribe. 

  • 8.30am,  2.00pm and 9.00pm  Just A Thought...  brought to you by Ruth Atwood

  • 9.00am, 4.00pm & 8.30pm  The Radio Repton Short Story Competition The first in a series sharing some of the entries as the judges deliberate!

  • 9.30am & 4.30pm  Community Chat -  More from the folks at Mercia Marina

  • 10.00am, 3.30pm & 8.45pm - The Story Behind The Repton Hymn with David O’Connell

  • 10.15am, 1,30pm & 5.45pm - Droopy Daisy - Brilliant music and storytelling from the very creative Annie, aged 7.

  • 10.30am & 7.30pm  - Quizical  - Quizzing fun with Carol Hickebottom

  • 11.00am & 3.00pm -  Golders Market  A short story by Linda Holden read by Denise Abbott.

  • 11.45am & 8.00pm -  Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome continues read by Janet Cousins

  • 12.15pm & 6.15pm - Pride and Prejudice - The Jane Austen Classic read by Jo Kingman - the story continues ! 

  • 9.15pm - The Journey - A short story with darker themes - written and read by Carol Hickebottom


With special thanks to Blair Dunlop for permission to include some of his fabulous music this week and also to Katie Jankinson, Lennon Hall and Michael Sinka for their fantastic contributions. Also for archive material from the wonderful voices of Repton School.

Sleepless in Repton - every night from 10.00pm until morning

For night owls and for those nights when sleep eludes you….stories and features to keep you company and to help you to relax….. 

  • Relaxation with Julie

  • Marcel Tournier, Promenade a l’automne, harp and violin played by Katie Jankinson 

  • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome, read on full by Ian Currie and Denise Abbott

  • Relaxation with Milly

  • Chopin Nocturne Played by Michael Sinka

  • The case of Identity by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A Sherlock Holmes short story read by Sylvia Thomas

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We are keen to get as many people involved as we can, from all age groups

If you want any advice, to discuss your ideas or connect with other contributors, please get in touch


You can get in touch by email: or via the Community Group Facebook page

You can now find us on Twitter too!

Hear Melissa talking about Radio Repton on

BBC Radio Derby with Andy Twigge

Radio Repton Interview BBC Derby
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About us

Radio Repton was set up at the end of 2020 by a group of friends and volunteers. It’s simple aim - to help people in the neighbourhood keep connected to each other and to community activity while the Covid pandemic limited normal community activities and contacts.

The project has been funded through donations from friends and supporters. Radio Repton is not a registered charity.


The current organisers intend to continue to run Radio Repton until the end of 2021 and at that point review it’s future.  A decision will then be taken about its running going forwards in light of perceived need and the level of interest from groups or individuals in continuing to manage the programming etc.


Funds have been secured to meet the current costs involved in running Radio Repton and purchasing copyright music. Additional donations are gratefully received to contribute to ongoing running costs and to enable expansion and improvements.  


A dedicated Paypal account is registered to the main organiser, Andrea Balderston to receive donations. This is overseen by the Radio Repton Steering Team for  transparency and accountability. Please contact us on if you would like to donate. Should Radio Repton not continue beyond 2021 any unused funds will be returned to donors on a pro rata basis.


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