to get its own radio station during June
brand new temporary radio station is to be launched in Highbridge
organisation Somerset Film has applied to OFCOM, the UK's radio
regulator, for a temporary licence to broadcast across the town
for two days on June 12th and 13th.
by the Big Lottery and te 'Family Connections' community initiative,
the station will enable families in and around Highbridge to go
'on the air'.
Kirsty Bucknell, pictured below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Friday:
"Weve been running activities on all kinds of subjects,
from animation to Internet safety, over the last couple of months
in the area."
number of families have expressed an interest in radio and they
thought other families would enjoy the chance to learn more about
it and have fun doing it."
seemed an exciting and appropriate thing to help make happen."
added that it is intended that the station will be run by families
and for families. To participate, youngsters must always be accompanied
by a parent, grandparent or carer, but no previous experience
will be lots of roles on and off the microphone and free training
will be provided.
will be able to make and present programmes, news items, interviews
and features, from gardening tips to stories of Highbridges
can also be recorded in advance so theres no need to worry
about nerves or being available for the broadcast dates.
Film is also interested in hearing from local bands that want
to air their material. To get involved, contact Kirsty Bucknell
by email here.