Fund Colne Radio to go FM

by ColneRadio in Colchester, Essex, England

Help Colne Radio to broadcast on FM. We have a community licence from Ofcom - we now need the funds to make this a reality.

by ColneRadio in Colchester, Essex, England

We did it
On 4th July 2016 we successfully raised £5,140 with 71 supporters in 14 days

New stretch target

Thank you so much for helping us to meet our intial target of £3,000. This will help Colne Radio to proceed with our FM plans.

We would still like to try and raise any further contributions. This will help the station to have a more long term future. Funds will be spent on making sure that the studio is well-equipped to broadcast on FM.


 

Colne Radio has been given a licence by OFCOM to broadcast on FM. Which means that people living within a 5km radius of the transmitter can listen to local programmes presented by local people on their radio at home, at work and in the car.

But we need to raise the money to make this happen. We can’t do it without you.

Community radio is a great way of getting people talking and sharing at a local level. It can promote local music, stories, news and campaigns that otherwise might not be given a hearing.

It’s an opportunity for local small businesses, charities, community groups, schools and voluntary groups to have a say and be heard.

Colne Radio can provide an outlet for people in its broadcast area to express their views, raise concerns and share good news and success. Community radio is also often the only way that people with little or no experience of the broadcast media can find a way into broadcasting - and we will be offering the opportunity to do just that.

Colne Radio, as a community led and community serving resource is an ideal platform through which to celebrate the area’s broad diversity and cultural mix. We want to support other voluntary and charity organisations in the area who are also in the business of helping people, by giving them a louder voice in the community.

We’re ready to go. We have a great team of enthusiastic volunteers, some tireless and experienced managers and a committed and knowledgeable board of trustees. We need funding. So please take a moment to see if you can donate and help us reach our target.

We’re offering some great rewards. Whether it’s a simple dedication on air, some training on how to get on air or even your own one off show, take a look at the list of rewards here and see if there is something that appeals.

Your donation, however small, takes us a step nearer going FM.

Thank you.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

5 of 150 claimed

£3 Reward

We’ll thank you on air and play a dedication.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Become a Friend of Colne Radio - we will be forever grateful!

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

Theatre lover? Record your thoughts on a play you have seen recently. We’ll put it on air.

£10 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

Music fan? Give some publicity to a local band – record some thoughts and we’ll broadcast it.

£10 or more

4 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

Record your own dedication which we’ll play on air and play a track of your choice.

£10 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

Film buff? Record a 5 minute piece on a recent film you have enjoyed and we will broadcast it.

£15 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

You can read the weather and traffic reports, live on air for up to half a day.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Bronze Donor - if you want to kindly just donate, this is for you!

£25 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

Promote your own non-commercial organisation on air within a 10 minute interview.

£30 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

Choose your own playlist for a one hour programme.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Silver Donor - if you want to kindly just donate, this is for you!

£50 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Sit alongside one of our presenters and co-host a show for up to 2 hours.

£80 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£80 Reward

One to one tuition in music radio presentation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Gold Donor - if you want to kindly just donate, this is for you!

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

One to one tuition in producing a 5 minute spoken word feature for broadcast.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Receive a specially written poem from Martin Newell, one of the UK’s leading poets.

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

We will produce a Desert Island Discs for business - promote your business and choose the music.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Be the first voice on air when we go FM and be our VIP guest for the day.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Platinum Donor - Colne Radio will have SO much love for you...

£750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£750 Reward

Have the naming rights for the Colne Radio studio for 1 year.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Broadcast your own 2 hour show from a boat on the River Colne.


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