Fix Radio reports increase in audience and reach for tradespeople

March 2023

Fix Radio now has a 295,109 weekly reach and 22.9 hours average weekly listening hours according to research by Nielsen. The latest data covers September 2022 and February 2023 and is up from the previous report of 211,000 tradespeople and 19.8 hours average weekly listening.

Nominees and new location announced for ARIAS 2023

March 2023

The nominees and a new location have been revealed by The Radio Academy for the 2023 ARIAS. This year, it will take place on Tuesday 2 May at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End. Once again, BBC Radio 2’s Rylan will host the show with a live voiceover from Hits Radio’s Fleur East.

Fix Radio reports weekly audience of over 200,000 tradespeople

February 2023

Nielsen has reported that Fix Radio has a weekly audience of 211,000 tradespeople.

The audience audit also revealed the station’s average weekly listening hours for the first time. Fix Radio had 19.8 hours of average weekly listening and 2.8 hours of average daily listening between June and November.

Fix Radio releases national listening figures from Nielsen

November 2022

Fix Radio has published its own listening figures saying the station has grown its audience reach by 80% since going national in May.

According to figures from Nielsen, Fix Radio reached 146,592 tradespeople each week in October. The station reached 211,092 over the month.

Fix Radio goes national as construction workers voice approval

August 2022

FIX Radio, the specialist music and talk station that brightens the day for builders and others in the construction trades, is dialling up its expansion plans. After securing a national broadcasting licence and £950,000 of crowdfunding, the station also has a new partnership with plumbing merchant Wolseley.

Fix Radio Breakfast team kit out portaloo for Loo of the Year Awards

August 2022

Bald Builders, Brad Hanson and Sam Hughes from the Fix Radio Breakfast Show have designed and built what they call, the Ultimate Builders’ Portaloo and entered it into the Loo of Year Awards.

The standard site portaloo has been fitted with an electric fan, onsite radio, TV, wi-fi and snacks.

Fix Radio turns on national coverage on DAB digital radio

May 2022

Fix Radio is now broadcasting nationally – five years after launching as the builder’s station in London.

The station celebrated its fifth birthday last week with a post on social media documenting its journey from a small regional station to an everyday essential for tens of thousands of tradespeople across the country.

Wolseley and Fix Radio seal sponsorship deal

April 2022

Wolseley’s Plumb & Parts division has signed a 12-month sponsorship deal for Fix Radio’s Heating and Plumbing Show, making them the first national partner for Fix Radio, the builders’ radio station.

The Heating and Plumbing Show, hosted by Andy ‘I love plumbing’ Cam brings together the biggest characters in the industry to share stories, jokes and chat about the latest industry trends.

Graduate’s radio station fixes it for bored builders

April 2022

The idea started over a cup of tea on a construction site. Now a builders’ radio station is going national with an ambition to fix it for tradesmen who hate music repeats and adverts.

Louis Timpany, 29, was freshly graduated from Leeds University and working on construction projects when he conceived Fix Radio. It was launched in London and online in 2016 and, after awareness of it was increased by delivering bacon butties to building sites, it has amassed 85,000 listeners, according to its own figures.

The Bald Builders secure breakfast show on national radio

April 2022

Social media duo, the Bald Builders, have secured a breakfast show on Fix Radio, known as the builders station.

Brad Hanson and Sam Hughes, who are best known for their range of funny and informative videos online that rack up millions of views, announced on April 5 that they have signed a national DAB breakfast show beginning on Monday, April 25.

Fix Radio is going national on DAB digital radio via SDL

March 2022

Fix Radio is joining the Sound Digital Ltd DAB multiplex expanding its coverage across the country.

Station founder and CEO Louis Timpany has posted a video online with the news, saying it will target the 2.2m builders in the UK.

Fix Radio turns on national coverage on DAB digital radio

February 2022

Toupret, the professional’s choice for quality fillers, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Fix Media – the parent company of the popular Fix Radio that attracts 85,000 weekly tradespeople.

Special Audio Content Fund round gives out £297k

February 2021

Over 100 radio stations will get special programmes thanks to the latest awards from the Audio Content Fund.

There were 19 projects this time around, which was a special round to combat Winter loneliness.

The brief for the special round asked bidders to demonstrate how their idea would make listeners feel less lonely, and empower them to combat any loneliness they might be feeling due to lockdown restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

British Gypsum fixes radio show with DIY SOS plasterer

September 2020

A new show from building trade radio station Fix Radio, is being sponsored by British Gypsum and features Chris Frediani, the plasterer from BBC TV’s DIY-SOS as host

The Plastering Show will air on Fridays at 1pm each week and be a real focal point for thousands of plasterers up and down the UK to highlight the best tools and techniques, along with sharing stories of past work and future business operations as the trade finds its way out of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Bald Builders join Fix Radio for Brunch

July 2020

The Bald Builders, known for their content on Facebook and YouTube, are joining Fix Radio.

Brad and Sam, who have 800,000 followers on Facebook and 50,000 on YouTube, will be on-air every Friday lunchtime from 11am till 1pm, joined by producer Darryl Riddz.

Tony Dibbin, Consultant Content Director, says: “It’s been my goal since I joined Fix a few months ago to sign these guys. They’re incredible communicators and in an era where engaging content wins, I’m thrilled to welcome them to Fix Radio.”

Fix Radio/London Battles 'Bacon Crisis' With Free Bacon Butties For Construction Workers

August 28th 2018

FIX RADIO/LONDON, the DAB and online radio station targeting the city’s tradespeople, is roaming LONDON handing out bacon butties, the traditional English breakfast sandwich (bacon and HP sauce on a buttered roll), to workers at construction sites in reaction to a shortage caused by the hot SUMMER weather that has affected the fertility of pigs and has caused bacon prices to jump.

Graham Mack goes from Bob FM to Fix Radio

July 11th 2018

Bob FM breakfast presenter and programme director is joining Fix Radio as its new PD.

Graham has worked for a number of stations in Australia and the UK including 2CR, BRMB and various BBC local radio stations. He presented the TFM breakfast show for four years and won a Sony Radio Gold for Best Breakfast Show on BBC Wiltshire.

Fix Radio expands and launches Fix Media

June 18th 2018

Fix Radio has launched Fix Media after taking over the running of Facebook page Tradesmen Banter, which has half a million active followers.

Fix Media will give advertisers and sponsors the opportunity to reach more tradespeople than just the radio listeners alone, with bacon butty site tours, lead generation campaigns, video creation and now access to a bigger social media following.

Radio Entrepreneur Plans to Make London Station National

October 17th 2017

The entrepreneur behind Fix Radio, a London station aimed at tradespeople, is planning to make his station a national one and believes DAB will remain the platform of choice for some time yet.

FIX RADIO, the New Radio Station Just for the Construction Industry, Partners With CT1, the Number 1 Sealant in the UK, to Feed the Hungry Tradesmen of London

June 8th 2017

The Construction Industry never looked better. Building work going everywhere in good old London Town, whistling tradesmen and banter at the bacon butty Van. It’s the business to be in.

FIX Radio is the new radio station rocking the airwaves is just for the local builder.


This week’s best radio: Britain’s builders get a new station

May 13th 2017

Fix Radio aims to give TalkSport a run for its money, while it’s back to the past on Radio 4 Extra’s family-celebration week

It is reasonable to assume that Fix Radio, the new “radio station for tradespeople”, has been launched with an eye on a slice of the advertising for van hire and building materials out of which TalkSport has made a very nice business.

Book A Builder UK in association with Fix Radio’s ‘bacon butty tour’ in London

May 10th 2017

Book A Builder UK are being promoted on Fix Radio throughout London for the next 40 days. The company will be featured on van advertisements and radio commercials.

The Bacon Butty Tour has officially started! Fronted by Fix Radio, the tradespeople’s radio, the next 40 days will be spent touring round key work sites in London, where six promotional staff from the radio station will be handing out free bacon sandwiches to tradespeople across the city.

How Fix Radio hopes to build an audience of tradespeople

May 3rd 2017

A new radio station aimed at the trades has taken to the airwaves promising a lively mix of banter and a no-repeat music guarantee.

Fix Radio can be heard on DAB digital radio across london and around the world on the web and was officially launched by Pimlico Plumbers’ founder Charlie Mullins on Wednesday 26 April. Charlie joined breakfast show presenters Trev and Ben to hit play on the first song – Starship’s We Built This City.

It’s a Fix: New radio station for builders and plumbers launches

May 1st 2017

A new radio station targeted at builders and plumbers is set to blare from white vans across Britain. Fix Radio, the first station aimed exclusively at tradespeople, began broadcasting this week. Promising to deliver upbeat tunes for roofers and carpenters to whistle while they work, Fix Radio’s DJs will engage in the kind of “cheeky banter” enjoyed by its target audience.

HVP Magazine: Launching Dedicated Trade Radio Station; Fix Radio!

April 28th 2017

Earlier in the week I had the honour to launch the great ‘Fix Radio’ – a trade radio station. As I said in HVP Magazine; I was over the moon to be asked to help kick off Fix Radio. I love the idea of a radio station dedicated to the hardworking tradespeople all over Britain.

Fix Radio takes to the airwaves – The UK’s first radio station for tradespeople.

April 27th 2017

Charlie Mullins – founder of Pimlico Plumbers – was guest of honour at the launch of Fix Radio – the UK’s first radio station for tradespeople.

Kicking off the station’s first ever Breakfast Show, Charlie joined presenters Trev and Ben for some banter and great music, which will become the soundtrack for trade jobs up and down the country.

NFB opens competition to celebrate the launch of Fix Radio

April 27th 2017

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is pleased to support the launch of Fix Radio, a brand new radio station designed for construction workers building at sites or in people’s homes.

A prize draw is now open providing an opportunity to win a DAB radio to mark the launch. Entries can be submitted at, where full terms and conditions are available.

Charlie Mullins helps launch Fix Radio

April 27th 2017

Charlie Mullins, the founder of Pimlico Plumbers, was guest of honour at the launch of Fix Radio – the UK’s first radio station for tradespeople.

Kicking off the station’s first ever Breakfast Show, Mr Mullins joined presenters Trev and Ben for some banter and music, which will become the soundtrack for trade jobs up and down the country.

Lee and Dean to host special shows on Fix Radio

April 26th 2017

TV comedy stars Lee and Dean are joining Fix Radio, as the station for builders and tradespeople celebrates its first birthday today.

The builders, who star in Channel 4’s new comedy show, will become Fix Radio presenters for special shows on both Bank Holiday Mondays in May.

Fix Radio launched by world’s richest plumber

April 26th 2017

Fix Radio, the new London DAB station aimed at tradespeople, has been launched by Charlie Mullins, the world’s richest plumber.

Charlie, who founded Pimlico Plumbers, is a celebrity in his own right and recently starred in Channel 4’s show about multi-millionaires called How’d You Get So Rich?

Fix Radio launches for the trade

April 19th 2017

A new radio station dedicated to tradespeople will be giving out 20,000 bacon butties to builders after it launches later this month.

From Wednesday 26 April, Fix Radio will be sending three branded vans to 1,400 building sites over 40 days, serving free hot food and promoting the new station.

Fix Radio plans free bacon butties for launch

April 18th 2017

The launch date has been set for the new London DAB station aimed at tradespeople.

Fix Radio will launch at 7am on Wednesday 26th April and will give away 20,000 bacon butties over the first 40 days of broadcasting.

Fix Radio to target tradespeople in London

February 6th 2017

A new radio station aimed at builders and tradespeople is being launched in London soon.

Fix Radio says it will provide music, banter and information targeted at bricklayers, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, roofers, painters and decorators whether they work on building sites or in people’s homes.

Can I Fix Radio? If you're in London - yes, you can

February 4th 2017

Fix Radio need your help in building the best radio station in London for tradespeople, builders merchants and construction sites. The station, which is planning to launch on DAB digital radio in and around London soon, has twenty questions lined up, focusing on what sort of radio station you’d like while you work. It promises to take your answer into account while it builds the station around its listeners.