Radio Cracker is back on air

Radio Cracker

BALLYMENA’s charity radio station Radio Cracker returned to the airwaves today, November 27, and will be on in the run up to Christmas on 107.6FM

The station has become a firm favourite in Ballymena since it began back in the early 90’s.

Over the years, through the generosity of businesses and individuals in Ballymena and further afield, Radio Cracker has been able to donate well over £1.5 million to charity projects all over the world.

This year’s programme will be a mix of music, chat, school choirs, quizzes and much more.


As always the large team of volunteers in Radio Cracker are doing it to help raise funds for this year’s designated charities.

The money raised this year will hopefully provide the funding to build two classrooms, a dormitory and repair a dilapidated health centre in four different African countries.

It will also help to extend a chicken farm in Cambodia and give sight to around 500 blind people in India by paying for cataract operations.


It will also help to supply much needed water tanks in Kenya and buy solar-powered talking teddy bears to communities in Laos. But they need your help and support with this fundraising.

The Radio Cracker Shop is at 20 Greenvale Street this year.

Why not call with them next time you’re in town. There’s lots of gift ideas as well as Christmas wrapping paper, cards, the Radio Cracker 2019 calendar and much more. Just like the radio station, the shop is also staffed by volunteers and raises a huge amount of Radio Cracker’s yearly total.

Their annual carol service is open to everyone. It will take place in Montgomery’s Restaurant, Ballymoney Street, on 9th December at 8:15pm.


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