Welcome to Radio Cracker, Ballymena's Only Charity Radio Station

Radio Cracker Ballymena has raised £17,000 in 2021 for our supported charities. Thanks to all for their support.

Once again, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to host a live radio station this year but, like last year, we will broadcasted new, pre-recorded shows online, hosted by some of our presenters, and we are still accepting donations which will be distributed to selected charitable causes in the developing world. 2021 will also see us once again sharing picture verses and quotations for you to share with your friends in place of our traditional Thought for the Day.

We also brought a bit of festive cheer to the town centre by playing music over our existing speakers in the run-up to Christmas.

Listen to All 2021 Radio Cracker Shows

Please watch our Facebook page and website for details.

We're thrilled once again to be sponsored by D Robinson and Son and grateful to McKillens for giving us some space to setup a recording studio and we would encourage you to once again support local businesses with your Christmas shopping.

We thank everyone for their continued support in these challenging times.

Stay Safe & we hope to be back on air in 2022.

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Radio Cracker Mixcloud

Our 2021 Covid-19 Socially Distanced pre-recorded shows will be available to listen any time, anywhere on Mixcloud.

Featured 2021 Radio Cracker Shows

Listen to All 2021 Radio Cracker Shows

Radio Cracker Facebook Page

Amazon Smile

If you're spending your Christmas money on Amazon, why not consider supporting Radio Cracker at the same time
Purchase Amazon products via Amazon Smile, and Radio Cracker will receive a donation.
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African local construction workers laying posts into the ground for a new building

About Radio Cracker

We are a volunteer run radio station founded in 1991 broadcasting annually for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.

Due to Covid-19 Social Distancing Restrictions there will be no live broadcasts, events or shop in 2021.

We will be broadcasting a number of prerecorded shows online hosted by Radio Cracker presenters.


Volunteer with Radio Cracker to Help Others

With Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, we are not running any events in 2021, so do not require volunteers.

You can still contact us if you would like to help in the future.

If you wold like further information or would like to get involved with Radio Cracker, please contact us.

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Station Main Sponsor

Local Presenters

For the Radio Cracker 2021 socially distanced broadcast, our local presenters have prerecorded shows.

Local Primary Schools

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no school choir performances in 2021, but you can still listen again to the 2019 recordings.


We have raised over £1.5 million since 1991, helping needy and desperate people throughout the world. If you can spare anything to help us help others, it would be so gratefully received.