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Sunshine 855 The story behind the station

The original station transmitted on 855 AM in Shropshire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire and played music from the 60s to the present day, along with features, local news, sport, weather, travel information and more.

After a very successful spell on air as a pirate radio station in the 1980s, the station went on air officially on 1 October 1992, after a company was formed, under the name of South Shropshire Communications Ltd. Before being owned by Laser Broadcasting, Sunshine Radio 855 was operated by Murfin Media Ltd, who are now once again in ownership of the station.

Sunshine 855 is now known as simply Sunshine Radio and broadcasts live from Ludlow in Shropshire, forming part of a family of stations broadcasting under the same name with FM services in Hereford and Monmouth.


Where you can hear us

Sunshine Radio is committed to providing LOCAL radio for the counties it serves.

We talk about the people and the places that make the local area...well...local.

Although our foot print for 855 is South Shropshire we have audience listening online across the country.

Our Playlist

"The Big Hits from the Best Years", Sunshine Radio play the best known artists from over three decades.

Pop music for adults, our music is targeted at the over 30's however, we play something for everyone so whether your 14 or 40, you will be sure to know the music we play.

Our public service

The Public FileĀ is a document produced by Sunshine Radio containing details of our output as a radio station, including our format and commitment to localness. The Public File is available for inspection upon request from our reception at Sunshine 855, Burway Trading Estate, Ludlow SY8 1EN.


Sunshine Radio broadcasts news bulletins on the half-hour at 7.30am, 8.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30 and 5.30pm and bulletins on the hour from 7am to 7pm on weekdays. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news. At the weekend, bulletins containing national and world news are broadcast on Sunshine Radio between 7am and 6pm on Saturdays and between 7am to 6pm on Sundays.

Station Format

All of our programming is produced and presented locally from our studios in Ludlow, Shropshire. Sunshine Radio automates some aspects of programming using computer technology. There is automation between 7pm and 7am weekdays, 6pm Saturday until 7am Sunday and 8pm Sunday until 7am Monday.

Our Format is the document issued to us by Ofcom, which sets out the requirements for Sunshine Radio's programme output. You can view our format at

Commerical Radio, Advertising and Broadcasting Codes

Commerical radio stations are regualted and monitored by professional agencies to ensure that what is broadcasted is legal and in line with broadcasting codes.

If you have any questions about our output and would like more information, please contact us on 01584 873795 or click on the links below.

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