About

About Us

Radio Reminisce is a radio service for the over 70s and a dedicated network for the care sector. We provide comfort radio, streaming the best music from the 30s up to the late 70s. We air specialist programmes such as our dementia friendly audio show ‘On The Wireless’ which delivers music and memories, plus ‘The Daily Tonic’ – a live, topical weekday programme designed to bring a little light entertainment to all. To access our on-demand specialist programmes, click on Specialist Programmes on the menu bar.

The Team

Presenter / Director
Ashley Franklin
Presenter
Fliss Goldsmith
Executive Director / Station Manager
James Oldrini
Chief Technical Officer
Charlie Tennant

What we offer

Free 24/7 Radio Station

Our free online 24/7 radio streams music selected for the mature listener, including the very best popular music from the 30s up to the 70s. Just hit the play button!

Dementia Friendly Audio

Music is a recognised tool to offer comfort and memory stimulation for people living with dementia. We are proud to be developing on-demand audio programmes that help.

Care Sector Resource

We create entertaining programmes for our listener demographic with the aim to make the listener feel part of a community. Our DFA programmes are accompanied with resource sheets for family & friends, activity coordinators and carers.

The first in dementia friendly radio.

We’re pioneering dementia friendly audio.

With over 850,000 people now living with dementia in the UK alone, we are proud to be developing specialist on-demand audio programmes to help in this area.

Our aim is to reduce the isolation felt by people living with dementia and to offer some comfort and memory stimulation too. Our 20+ one-hour ‘On The Wireless’ programmes look at a specific year starting from 1945. Popular records of the selected year are played and presenter Ashley Franklin will be reminiscing about events, home-life and culture that are linked to that year. This is an audio package not only delivering music but memories too! (Includes resource sheets).

Numbers of people living with dementia
Source: Prince, M et al (2014) Dementia UK: Update Second Edition report produced by King’s College London and the London School of Economics for the Alzheimer’s Society

Don’t just take our word for it…

‘…this is obviously a very practical way of providing support for people with early onset dementia and I’m happy to join our Honourable Friend in welcoming this excellent radio service’

– Theresa May, Prime Minister 2019

‘…It’s going to be great to care homes…great for reminiscence therapies….but I think there is a deeper role which is the connectivity of community… that’s about people living alone in their own home whose family and friends can get them tuned into it’

– Nadra Ahmed OBE, Exec Chairman National Care Association

‘…I think it’s an amazing new idea which is going to help so many people to be able to go back to their youth, to be able to remember all the songs and music and facts from their time…this is going to be a fantastic addition for people living with dementia who can actually just enjoy the music and remember things, give them something to smile about.’
–  Pauline Latham MP

Easy-to-use online
platform.

No Apps. No DAB. No dodgy FM or AM signal. All you need to enjoy Radio Reminisce is an internet connection and our radio platform can be enjoyed on anything from a smart phone, PC, tablet to even a smart TV! …and our live radio stream is now available on Amazon Alexa!

We’ve spent the last two years fine tuning and developing our platform to provide the very best-in-class online radio service aimed at the care sector and beyond.

Current On Demand Programmes:

– On The Wireless with Ashley Franklin. 

A boxset of programmes where each hour recalls music and memories from a selected year between 1945 and 1965. 
Resource/activity sheet available to accompany each programme.  

 

Additional Programmes 
– New You: Relaxation Meditation and Yoga
– Answers On A Postcard, Quiz
– A Little Time In….. Soundscape (DFA)
– Praise Be (DFA)

Ready to get started?