Radio Cracker Ballymena will soon be ‘on air’ again for their 2015 broadcast. The live programmes on Radio Cracker begin this year, as always, at 7.30am on 27th November and the station will shut down again around 3pm on Christmas Eve. A quick look through the programme, which you can browse through here, and you’ll see some new names, some presenters making their Radio Cracker comeback after several years away and many of the regulars who have been presenting for a few years now.

Radio Cracker Ballymena


Radio Cracker Ballymena have been broadcasting for this 4 week period up to Christmas Eve each year for well over 20 years now and thanks to the generosity of many businesses, groups and individuals they have been able to give approx. £1,400.000 to many really worthwhile charity projects. A quick look on the projects section of their website and you’ll see they have sent funding to at least 15 countries in the last 4 or 5 years, and something which really stands out – most of the projects are simply giving people a standard of life we take for granted! – with several providing clean water, others giving sight to hundreds of people through simple eye surgery and others building schools so kids can get an education.

As always there will be a mix of music to suit all tastes – country, pop, gospel, easy listening and more. The very popular ‘School’s Spot’ is back again with lots of local students from Ballymena and the surrounding villages coming in to Montgomerys Coffee Shop to sing live on air.

Radio Cracker Ballymena – fundraising to support worldwide charity projects.

Radio Cracker Ballymena programme

As well as the radio broadcast, Radio Cracker Ballymena fund-raise in other ways and 2 events taking place this year are –

  • Belfast Community Gospel Choir concert in Wellington Presbyterian Church – Sat 21st November @ 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 each and you can get them in either The Music Rooms on Church St, The Faith Mission Bookshop, High St. or order yours online here.
  • Sainsbury’s Collection Day – Radio Cracker volunteers will be at Sainsburys Ballymena on Sat 28th November from 10am – 8pm collecting donations from shoppers.

This year Radio Cracker hope to support the following charities –

Second Sight, Asha, Bread for Kenya, EMMS International, Tearfund, Francina Foundation & Mission Africa. There’s lots more details about the actual projects your money will help support on the Radio Cracker website here.

You can listen to Radio Cracker Ballymena from 27th November on the radio (in the Ballymena area) on 107.6FM or from anywhere in the world online here. You can connect with them on Facebook here and Twitter here.