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Bradley Stoke Radio set to commence first FM broadcast

Posted on Friday 3rd June 2011 at 3:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Radio's pre-launch event

Bradley Stoke’s very own community radio station begins it first-ever FM broadcast period at noon tomorrow (Saturday 4th June).

The station will mark the occasion with a launch event from 10:30am in the Town Square at the Willow Brook Centre, with music and entertainment and a free prize draw to win tickets to the Weston Wheel.

At midday, the entertainment outside will switch live to Bradley Stoke Radio on 87.7 FM for the first-ever show on air with fanfare, smoke machines and an exciting countdown to the launch.

The first programme will be hosted by Bradley Stoke Community Radio Association Chairperson Stephen Poole and Secretary Lucy Smith, who will showcase the exciting variety of programmes planned for the coming weeks of their FM broadcast and pay thanks to the organisations who have helped make Bradley Stoke Radio a reality.

Throughout the day, local residents and business owners will be offered tours of the Bradley Stoke Radio studio in unit 5b of the Willow Brook Centre, where they will be able to meet the presenters and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Bradley Stoke Radio can be heard on 87.7 FM from 4th June to 18th June and also online at www.bradleystokeradio.org.uk.

FM test transmissions have been underway since Wednesday 1st June and reports on Twitter (@BradleyStokeFM) suggest the signal can be picked up as far away as the Severn Bridge and junction 3 of the M32.

Following the FM broadcast, the radio will continue to broadcast online via the website until a licence for the next FM broadcast is granted by OFCOM.

More info:  Schedule of programmes for the two week FM broadcast [PDF]

Related link: Media in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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