Tulip Radio is the local community radio station covering the area of Spalding, Lincolnshire in England. The name is linked to Spalding's heavy involvement with the horticulture industry, and Tulips are one flower the town is famous for. In addition, the town hosts the annual Spalding Flower Parade (once named the Tulip parade, and still heavily based on tulips) every year at the beginning of May. The station has a float in the Spalding Flower Parade. Founded in 2001 as 'Tulip FM', and renaming in 2006 to Tulip Radio, in April 2008 the station was awarded a 5 year full-time community radio licence by Ofcom, the UK Media regulator. The station commenced full-time broadcasting on 12 June 2009.