Bradley Stoke Community Radio Association (BSCRA) has announced that it has been awarded a licence for first its first FM transmission, which will take place in June over the period of the town’s Community Festival.
BSCRA Chair Stephen Poole told The Journal:
“Ofcom has approved the application for our ‘Restricted Service Licence‘, which means we can broadcast from 1st – 18th June on 87.7 FM.”
The station plans to test its systems during the first three days of June before broadcasting live from Saturday 4th to Saturday 18th June.
The main events during the station’s first FM transmission period will be an official launch on 4th June at 12 noon and coverage over the weekend of the Bradley Stoke Community Festival from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June.
The association has overcome a recent setback when it was asked at short notice to vacate the office that it has been using at the town’s Willow Brook Centre because it had been let to a commercial tennant.
Fortunately, the Centre has now been able to provide an alternative (and larger) office, but only until the end of June, so the group remains on the look out for another home.
Members of the association are currently being trained in various programme preparation and presentation skills, with those who recently attended courses now acting as trainers for other members.
“It was always our intention to develop skills within the group and cascade training throughout the association, and this is a great example of putting that plan into action.”
Members and volunteers are currently being asked to help with marketing, press releases, finance, grant work, newsletter, advertising, meeters & greeters, administration, events, promotions, website, technical, reporting, creative etc. in preparation for June’s broadcast.
Anyone interested in getting involved can contact the association through its website: www.bradleystokeradio.org.uk.
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