Support In2 Derby Community Radio Association - your local volunteer-run radio - by the community for the community.
Many cities across the UK, and worldwide, already have an established community radio station - now it's time to ensure Derby's station, run entirely by volunteers, can continue to grow.
***Donor rewards*** And for being lovely supportive you, everyone who donates and gives us their name will be included in our special thank you roll of honour announced on-air and online - plus you can pick yourself a treat - check out our pledge rewards (right)
Why? We need your help to keep our station doing good work for Derby's community - entertaining and keeping people company, reducing loneliness and connecting local people with local goings-on. We help charity events, grassroots groups and small local businesses that struggle to get mainstream media attention and we support emerging local artists by showcasing their music on-air. With hospital radio disappearing and generic regional or national programming on most stations there is a lack of truly local radio with no place for youngsters, newbies & community groups to gain their first taste and start a new hobby or career in radio - and we can change all that!
What's the money for? Our small team of volunteers are working hard and we need your help to cover our running costs and buy some outdoor broadcast kit to cover local events. This mobile kit will also help new volunteers to get trained up and gain experience in radio - we can take the kit into schools, care homes, youth clubs, 60+ groups, diverse community centres and local festivals to enable people to make their own radio content - helping local people to reclaim the airwaves!
Visit our website to tune in and get involved at: https://in2derbyradio.wordpress.com/
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Our story so far: In2 Derby radio started as a solo project broadcasting online in February 2017. Since then a volunteer team has grown with more community radio enthusiasts and community groups getting involved. In June 2017 we became a constituted group with an elected committee to develop the station. We have run some community workshops to give people an introduction to radio skills and several local residents heard their voice on-air for the first time - a massive proud moment and boost of confidence - and some have gone on to become regulars on-air! We've been experimenting and broadcasting online over a year and following some changes we are now making exciting plans to grow, switch to a new broadcast set-up, train up more people in the community to make local content from their own home/community group and celebrate diverse Derby on-air - we'd love you to get involved.
We have ambitions to develop the station with a community studio and training suite, going for a DAB license, creating paid jobs and great volunteering opportunities and doing community projects so that radio can be used as a force for good in Derby - we are applying for grants to help but we also need your backing to make it all happen and to show funders that locals care about this and want a community radio station in their city.
Could you be part of our next chapter? Contact us about volunteering, advertising and other opportunities to be part of our story! Fancy giving radio a try? Radio is a lot of fun and we can provide training even if you have no radio experience, if you have enthusiasm, commitment and you are willing to learn we'd love to hear from you. We value diversity, we want a variety of Derby characters on-air and can offer a supportive team and a good place to grow in confidence - find your voice with #in2derby! e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
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