Gainsborough’s Community Radio Station

Welcome to the website of Bearded Fishermen Radio. We are a Community Radio Station serving the town of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and the surrounding area.

Bearded Fisherman Radio first broadcast on 1st March 2021. We are a part of the Bearded Fishermen Charity whose mission  is to provide help and support for anyone of any age with mental health issues. You can find more information about the Charity on its website

Music & Mental Health

You may wonder Why as a mental Health Charity we set up a community radio station. That's easy, one of the best things to help with mental health issues, Depression and anxiety is MUSIC, Getting out and relaxing. You can find that having something to try and something that you can get out doing is a great therapy, Music is great therapy, the radio station also helps people to get out and do something they enjoy and its so easy to do. Many of our hosts are struggling with some form of mental health issues and they have found becoming a host on the radio has helped them a lot. Getting involved in planning a show choosing the music and talking to people over the air builds up confidence and it is also a great way to meet new people even if just virtually on air or by txt into the studio.
Why not come along and give it a try you may find you enjoy it.

Volunteering With Us

We are always on the look out for new presenters, so if you would like to volunteer with us please email us at, providing the following information:

  • Why you would like to volunteer,
  • What type of programme you would like to present, or be involved in presenting,
  • If you wish to present a music show what genre(s) you would like to present,
  • Any relevant experience (please note that relevant experience is not essential).

Our Station Manager will contact you and arrange for a visit to the station and an interview.

Contact Us

To contact the station:


Telephone: 01472 619505

Address: Mercury House, Willoughton Drive, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1DY