Penwith Radio FM launch campaign

by penwith-radio in Penzance, Cornwall

The building and commissioning of transmission masts to enable Penwith Radio to broadcast on FM across rural West Cornwall.

by penwith-radio in Penzance, Cornwall

We did it
On 27th June 2014 we successfully raised £5,888 with 88 supporters in 42 days

We are taking part in the Santander social enterprise challenge!

Penwith Presenters hit the beach

Help Penwith Radio to go LIVE on FM across West Cornwall from August 2014

 Penwith Radio has been broadcasting from it's studio in Penzance over the internet for 5 years.

Aims:

To overcome rural isolation

To provide a truly local community radio service to West Cornwall, reflecting the personality and unique character of this area.

Offer a platform and voice for the many community organisations.

Why we need you help:

We are looking to take Penwith Radio to the FM airwaves in August 2014. We have been working toward this goal since the project began. We have the FM licence. We have the sites for the two transmitters required. We need your help to take the final step - installing and commissioning the masts.

About Penwith Radio:

Penwith Community Radio was born in 2005, initially as a project to overcome rural isolation for the older members of the community in the West of Cornwall. Quickly gaining momentum and support, the station set up a studio in the Wharfside Shopping Centre in the heart of Penzance, Cornwall. The station broadcast it's first output in the form of podcasts in 2008, and made it's first live broadcast in May 2009.

Now a community interest company, the station has broadcast live programming over the internet for the last five years. All presenters are volunteers from all corners of the community - each of whom bring their own style and personality to the station. Programming reflects the diversity of interests in what is a unique area, with everything from pop to poetry, drum 'n' bass to drama - all with a micro-local focus.

The station supports, and has built strong links with other community groups, offering them a perfect platform for promotion. We have built close relationships with Truro and Penwith College, Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange Gallery, the Community Policing team, Rotary Club, Golowan and Lafrowda Festivals and countless local charities and community groups.

Penwith Radio is also bringing great benefits to the volunteers, many of whom are unemployed or have other challenges. As well as the camaraderie amongst the team, volunteers have seen positive benefits to self-esteem, confidence and employability following training and experience.

 We need your help

It's time to take the next step: we aim to launch our FM broadcast in August, but can only achieve this with your help.

Please consider donating to this fantastic community project, there are a range of options and rewards available, and most importantly the opportunity to be part of a great asset to the communities of the far west of Cornwall.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Penwith Radio Mug Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

LIMITED REWARD - AVAILABLE UNTIL 16TH JUNE ONLY: Alan Jones, the station's resident magician / mentalist / mindreader, is offering the chance take a starring role in an on-air mind reading stunt live on Penwith Radio. You will be gob-smacked, so to prove it happenerd you will also take home a recording of the broadcast. Priceless!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Exclusive compilation CD of live session tracks from the Penwith Radio archive. Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. Invite to FM Launch Party

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Sit in on a show of your choice Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. Invite to FM Launch party

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Exclusive Penwith Radio FM T-shirt (not available anywhere else) Sit in on a show of your choice Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. VIP Invite to FM Launch party

£75 or more

£75 Reward

MUSICIANS REWARD Record an acoustic session in the Penwith Radio studios. One hour of studio time to record up to 3 tracks for broadcast and a demo CD. Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. VIP Invite to FM Launch party

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Become a weatherman / girl - record the day's weather forecast, which is played every hour, and take away a recording. Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. VIP Invite to FM Launch party

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Present a live show and take away a recording as a unique momento. Public thanks on-air and on the Penwith Radio website. VIP Invite to FM Launch party

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Corporate package 1 - One month's sponsorship of one of our regular features (excl news and weather) incl production costs. Advertisement on rolling banner on website. VIP invite to launch party x2

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