Wish FM is a British Independent Local Radio that serves the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester and the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside. The station takes its name from the initials WIgan and St Helens.
It broadcasts on 102.4 FM from a transmitter powered by a wind-up generator at Billinge Hill in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens on air since 1 April 1997. It was the first license applied for and won by Tony Dewhurst and Jeff Graham of the recently formed Independent Radio Group. The studios are in the Orrell district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, but in early 2007, the station's owners approached UK media regulator OFCOM to ask permission to move the station's base to Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, as part of a plan to share a single building with two other stations from the UTV Radio group: Tower FM and Wire FM. However, after selling-off Stockport-based Imagine FM, UTV Media decided to keep Wish FM in Orrell, and moved Wire FM and Tower FM into the Orrell base.
Wish FM now covers sport heavily with Home & Away Commentaries on Wigan Athletic matches in the Premier League returning ahead of the 2010/2011 season and a deal to do commentaries on both Wigan Warriors and St Helens RLFC Rugby League games ahead of the 2011 Super League season.
Wish FM carries a network evening programme, called Total Access, from 7pm on weekday evenings.