radio station takes to the airwaves this weekend
new temporary radio station, Highbridge Family Radio, took to
the airwaves on Saturday (12th June) to broadcast two days of
music, chat and information.
station, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and co-ordinated
by Bridgwater charity Somerset Film, is transmitting live from
Market Street in Highbridge on 87.7FM and online here.
by local families, for local families, both young and old will
be involved on and off the microphone.
being covered range from beekeeping and stargazing to the scouting
movement and local history, from local businesses with County
Councillor John Woodman, and courses available for adults and
families in the area to local societies and the latest news from
participating families have spent the last few weeks preparing
for their radio debut, learning how to use recording equipment,
gathering feature material and interviews as well as selecting
their favourite tracks to play and organising their guests,"
one of the organisers, Deb Richardson, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
will also be able to cook along live in their own home when the
Strong family from Highbridge present Cook with Dad.
Dad Peter will guide audiences on how to make delicious Rhubarb
Fool, whilst Mum Jacqui will give advice on how to grow the essential
ingredient, Rhubarb. In charge of the controls, picking the music
and introducing their parents will be Izaak, Joseph and Millie,
as part of their show The Strongs Are On!"
highlights during the weekend include local groups Lost
in Obsession live in session with the Nicol Family in their
show Nicol Natter. Highbridge band Vermin
are in conversation with Jack Ward, playing tracks from their
latest release and giving details of their forthcoming tour. Listeners
will also go behind the scenes with local choir the Coastal Singers,
fresh from their recent success, a fundraising concert with Tim
Sunday morning, the Rowswell family will present Junior
Choice, dedications and tunes specially for younger children
alongside useful information on services for families. In the
afternoon the Ward family will be talking about Aspergers
Syndrome and autism.
ands messages for friends, family and loved ones can be left in
dedication boxes, which can be found in the Library,
Post Office or Childrens Centre in Highbridge or you can
text your name, dedication message and preferred artist/song to
can also email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. The station
will endeavour to play all the requests during its two-day broadcast,
which ends at midnight on Sunday (13th June).