Youth definitely matters at Swindon 105.5

By Jamie Hill - 8 August 2019

Arts and CultureCommunity

More live and local music will be heard on your local radio station, as SWINDON 105.5’s Youth Matters team moves to a new time slot.

Maxine, Luke and Joe have moved to a new Tuesday 7-9pm slot and gain an hour, to include live and local music in the second hour of their programme. 

Youth Matters presenter Luke Jones said: "This is a brilliant opportunity and having the additional hour allows us to have more of a balance between our two favourite subjects - youth issues and music".

The Station has proactively promoted local music, singers and songwriters since launching in 2008, co-ran Swindon Talent with the Swindon Advertiser for three years, providing a platform for a wide range of local talent which saw some artists changing their lives, including Jahmene Douglas who went on to take second place in ITV's X-Factor and recently came back to Swindon to perform in the MFor Festival.

He said: “SWINDON 105.5 is the place to get your music heard and the Station does an excellent job in providing opportunities.  Shirley and the team have always been there for me”.

It’s all change, as Keith Vowles hung up his headphones and left the Tuesday evening programme he presented since the Radio Station launched.  “Music Box” played a mix of music from listener requests every week since Keith completed his Radio Presentation training with Station’s Manager at courses she ran at New College.  But he will still open the studios and greet visitors on Tuesday mornings.

To get your music on air, music events promoted, requests played or to appear as a guest in the show call SWINDON 105.5 on 611555 or email

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