The radio station of the Young Carers Festival


YCFM have been the offical radio station of the Young Carers Festival for the last 16 years. Providing not a voice for the 2000 amazing young people who attend each year, but a sound track to the most memorable and most important weekend in everyones diary.

“A young carer is a person aged 7 to 17 with a care responsibility beyond their maturity. they could be caring for a sibling with a disabiliy or a parent with a substance misuse or dependancey issue.”

26th June 2015

Join us for the whole weekend, LIVE on FM radio across southern Hampshire and online around the world.

Forget Glasto, YCF is THE most important festival. It’s often the only break some of these amazing, courageous and inspirational young people get each year.

Thanks to Access FM in Bridgwater, you’ll be able to hear us on FM in Somerset Too.

Are you a community radio station? is there a Young Carers Group in your area attending the festival? Would you like a whole weekend of content? Talk to us about re-broadcasting the most important festival of the year and being part of something really special.

Whether you’re a young carer, a parent, loved one or have been to the festival before, tune in and be part of it.


Listen online right here, use the links below to hear YCFM on your laptop, tablet or mobile device.


If you’re in Southern Hampshire, you may be able to find us on FM. Tune in to 87.7 from the 26th June 2015 to listen live. Otherwise, check out our links and listen online.

For listeners in Somerset, You can tune in to the whole weekend on Bridgwaters 104.2 Access FM.

If playback in your preferred player does not start, you may need to locate the downloaded file, “ycfmlisten.pls”

Would YOU like to donate a prize?

We’re looking for:

LCD Television

— Your Name and link Could Be Here for thousands to see —

iPad Mini

— Your Name and link Could Be Here for thousands to see —

Family Theme Park Pass

— Your Name and link Could Be Here for thousands to see —

8Gb Pocket Media Player with 16Gb Expansion card

— The Useful Media Company Limited —

Huge thanks to everyone who has already donated prizes this year, we really appreciate it xx

Special Media Projects and the Useful Media Company do amazing things for us.. well, they do everything and make the station what it is… amazing!


Want an RSL for your project or event? you should talk to these guys… they rock!


We sound great because we work with amazing people. YCFM has a great relationship with Reelworld and Production Vault.


The guys over at ImpishFish do the best job in the world of hosting our website and online audio stream. We love them a lot.


The 16th YCF Starts SOON, Check out our 15th which was utterly incredible 26th June 2015 YAY!

Listen Again

A look back at 2010

A look back at 2011

A look back at 2012

Keeping Mum – A Doccumentary broadcast on BBC Radio 1 about being a young carer.

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We would love to hear from you. Whether you have a prize to donate, or want to put a shout out on air, drop us a line and we will do our best to get right back to you.

Fill out the form on the left and listen to the radio station from the 27th June 2014.

As this is an event for Young Carers and specifically those that are attending the festival, our competitions are only open to those at the event. We do not accept entry via telephone email or text.

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