Beat Route Radio is THE Community Radio Station for Rushden and the Nene Valley.

Run entirely by volunteers, Beat Route Radio truly is your Community Station, we want to hear from you if you run a charity, provide any kind of care services, run a local business or if you just want a request played or to dedicate a song to someone you feel deserves it.

This is a great town and area, we need to shout about it!

In our first two years, Beat Route has attended many outside events where we have provided our Outside Broadcasting capability, including The Rushden Fireworks Display, Alfred Street School Fete, Party In The Park, West-End DIY open day and the amazing Swivelfest, Higham Ferrers Christmas lights turn on to great acclaim, not bad for beginners!

The proof of the pudding, we were asked to attend each event the following year but with a much greater remit, including hosting some of the main events!


We currently provide around 110 hours of live local programming a week and as we recruit new volunteer presenters that will grow.

Ideally we need around 36 volunteers to offer a full schedule so there are still opportunities for new presenters. The majority of our presenters have never worked in radio before, we offer full training, advice and mentorship.

Its not all music radio, we want sports enthusiasts, local, clear and concise non-biased political comment and also how about local councillors/politicians offering ‘Q&A Surgeries’ by social media? “How do I get a pot-hole repaired”, “I need help completing a DWP claim” or perhaps you just want to be listened to by your local representatives, come and have your say!

If you are interested in possibly presenting a show on local radio, come and have a chat with us and as long as it fits with our core values then we’ll give you the opportunity to air your show.
No previous experience is required, only 8 of our 34 presenters had any previous radio experience, we can train you in house.

Events in our community are promoted free of charge, if you’re organising a fundraiser or expanding a service please email us on and we will make sure your event is publicised free of charge.


It’s so easy to get in touch with the Beat Route Radio studio:

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Twitter: @beatrouteradio

Call / Text Us:

01933 412251

Write To Us:

17 Crocus Way Rushden United Kingdom NN10 0UP