Harrogate / Yorkshire Dales
(Western North Yorkshire, Northern West Yorkshire, Southeastern Cumbria & Northern Lancashire)
||97.2 FM (Harrogate), 107.1 FM (Ilkley, Otley and Pateley Bridge), 102.6 FM (Richmond), 107.8 FM and 1413 AM (Skipton) and 936 AM (Wensleydale)
|First air date
||4 July 1994
||8.5% (December 2009, )
Stray FM is an Independent Local Radio station broadcasting to the western half of North Yorkshire, England. The original licence covered the towns of Harrogate and Ripon and the surrounding areas.. From 1 February 2012 the station expanded to cover the Yorkshire Dales. It is owned by UKRD.
The format is currently "A tuneful music led station, for Harrogate and the surrounding area, highly focussed on local news and issues". 
The station started broadcasting on 4 July 1994, eleven years to the day after BBC Radio York started transmitting and two years to the day after Minster FM first went on air. The station had previously operated a number of 28-day broadcasts in the Harrogate area.
In 2008, 97.2 Stray FM was awarded an Arqiva Award for "Station of the Year" (TSA under 300,000).
In 2012, UKRD bought Yorkshire Dales licensee Fresh Radio. Following agreement from Ofcom, the station has announced plans to cede coverage of Richmond to Star Radio North East and to switch off the AM transmitters, rolling the remaining portions of the old Yorkshire Dales licence into an integrated and enlarged licence.
Current presenters include:
- Nick Hancock 
- Alex Cann 
- James Stanley 
- Tony Collins 
- Patrick Dunlop 
- David Whittle 
- Mike Nicholson 
External links 
Coordinates: 53°59′26″N 1°32′21″W / 53.990615°N 1.539112°W
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:41:49 -0700
... contribution is seen as outstanding by their peers. I would like to congratulate Jack, Rachel and Rob for their achievement, they are certainly deserving winners. Each winner received £250 and attended the Stray FM Local Hero Awards as part of ...
24dash (press release)
Fri, 17 May 2013 03:15:23 -0700
EnviroVent has been named Best Charitable Company at the 2013 Stray FM Local Hero Awards for their fund raising 25K Challenge in aid of Saint Michael's Hospice. Winning the award is the result of teamwork with everyone at EnviroVent pulling together ...
24dash (press release)
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:05:51 -0700
EnviroVent have also been nominated for the Stray FM Local Hero Awards in the category Best Charitable Company for their 25K Challenge in aid of Saint Michael's Hospice. ends. READ NEXT ». Close Government pilot scheme allows children to stay in ...
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Sat, 04 May 2013 12:08:10 -0700
Other highlights will include live music, children's entertainment featuring Punch and Judy, the fun fair, carnival capers, a youth football tournament and many free events, all hosted by Stray FM with Kashmiri Aroma as the headline carnival sponsors.
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:09:55 -0700
... the amazing Galloping Acrobatics and their performances on horseback, a spectacular re-enactment from the English Civil War Society, live music, children's entertainment featuring Punch and Judy, the fun fair, and many free events, all hosted by ...
Fri, 03 May 2013 03:53:39 -0700
Other highlights will include live music, children's entertainment featuring Punch and Judy, the fun fair, carnival capers, a youth football tournament and many free events, all hosted by Stray FM with Kashmiri Aroma as the headline carnival sponsors ...
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