Supporting charities and community groups of all kinds remains an important mission for the Zest team. 

There are many examples of this since our launch in 2017.  Our support to charities is usually either free of charge or on a massively reduced rate.  Sometimes it is supported by a third party.

Our aim is always to give high prominence on-air and online to a wide range of causes.  

Listening to Zest is currently at an all time high.  We are currently looking to further boost our charity support. 

Radio works on repetition. Your message can be heard TENS of thousands of times per day.  We’re happy to share our online, digital and smart speaker listener session figures with you.  We can also share our DAB radio listener figures according to RAJAR proportions. 

Other options available of course, we’re here to do what’s right for you – let’s talk?

Example Schedule  

73% of our listeners are 25-54. Using Centova Digital Tracking we can tell you how many listening sessions we have daily – we measure actual real time listening.  So our figures are not based on a survey of awareness but actual listening.

Zest is independent and broadcasts from Liverpool to the North West.  Many ‘local’ stations now network from London, Manchester and other locations.  You can hear Zest on DAB radio, online, mobile and smart speakers.

Recently while the others cut back we’ve added even more locally produced shows to our output.


  • Trust: radio is the most trusted medium in the UK
  • Reach: we reach hundreds of thousands every month on DAB, Smart Speakers and mobiles.
  • 45% of home workers and 32% of key workers have been listening more to commercial radio since lockdown 1 early in 2020.

You can listen to 4 examples of our on-air action messages here:


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