1BTN (1 Brighton FM)

by 1BTN (1BrightonFM) in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

1BTN (1 Brighton FM)
We did it
On 20th December 2017 we successfully raised £8,442 with 167 supporters in 56 days

As with any volunteer led organisation, funding is a daily challenge. Raising funds for 1BTN radio equipment and community projects.

by 1BTN (1BrightonFM) in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Do that £1BTN thing

Time is running out and it only takes £1 to keep YOUR 1BTN on air. Together with all the existing rewards we have added a new, £1 pledge.

Due to some exciting developments and help from supporting businesses, we have been able to extend the fundraising deadline to 20 December, but don't delay: if you do 1 thing today make sure you do that £1 thing.


Why we need your £s

As with any volunteer-led organisation funding is a daily challenge. For the last two and half years our 180+ presenters and community groups have all donated their time for your listening pleasure, so now we’re asking for a little something back to keep that going.

And for businesses - Brighton and beyond - this is the perfect opportunity for you to reach our growing audience of diverse listeners via sponsorships and partnerships.

Specifically, we urgently need funds to:

- Replace and upgrade our original (donated/second-hand) studio equipment.

- Help with the overall running costs and annual broadcast licence fees, while we continue to build our future revenue streams.

- Bring to life our plans to create a second studio, wholly dedicated to community and charity projects.

Our story so far

1BTN - formally known as 1 Brighton FM - launched in April 2015 with the ambition to create a not-for-profit radio station that not only provides a mix of varied and eclectic musical genres, but also directly involves the community.

We've achieved a lot in the last two and half years; we joined the local DAB+ service in December 2015, and, in February of this year, Ofcom awarded us an FM community licence, broadcasting on 101.4 in the Brighton area.

Our listenership extends far past the boundaries of Brighton though; we have listeners throughout the UK, and to the four corners of the globe. The quality and diversity of the music we play ensures we will continue to appeal to a wide, music-loving audience.

We currently have a roster of 180 volunteer presenters broadcasting more than 100 live shows per month. Our presenters include DJs, musicians, artists, promoters, music enthusiasts, local community groups and charitable organisations.

Our regular and guest presenters have a strong local presence, and many with national and international recognition. It would be impossible to name them all here, but head over to the Rogue's Gallery on our website to read their bios.

We're involved with a number of local charities and community groups such as the YMCA; Audio Active, a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people; and Kiss My Disco, a club night run by adults with learning difficulties in Sussex.

Our creators

Michael Jukes - A Wolverhampton boy born and bred, Mickey became obsessed with underground music at an early age; from tuning into as many pirate radio stations as possible via his makeshift aerial, to falling for the hip hop sounds of the early eighties and joining a breakdance crew.

His passion for funk, soul, rare groove and US house music soon followed, and after catching the record-buying bug in the early nineties he began DJing and promoting club nights in the Midlands.

Mickey’s been a Brighton resident since 2005, but the ambitious idea to start a radio station came in 2013 following a stint with another station. Realising there wasn't a local station that catered for the many and varied sounds of his record collection, he set about finding suitable studio space and 1 Brighton FM was born. 

Christopher Galloway - Born in Luton his first musical memory was asking his mom for a Kalabiba (guitar).  Chris moved to Bracknell where he was exposed to 2 tone, sixties soul, reggae, hip hop and funk, which laid the foundations for his life-long passion for great music.

Chris moved to Brighton and ran a record shop called Pure Pleasure MusicIt was there he met three like-minded music lovers; they went on to form Soft Rocks, releasing the first of many edits on their own Soft Rocks Recordings imprint in 2003.  

He's been DJing for 25 years, making music and running labels for 15, and his other projects include Kinfolk, Roots Unit and Salinas Jockey Club. Chris was recently given the City College’s Achievers Award for his 1 Brighton FM work.

Guest DJs

We're proud our studios have been graced by some living musical legends; Norman Cook, Nancy Noise, John Morales, Mark E, Omar, DJ Nature, and Tim Sweeney to name but a few. Many of them have also kindly put together some Guest DJ Mixes, exclusive to 1 Brighton FM, for you to play, download and enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story

Do that £1 Thing 

Viva 1BTN - Listen Here  


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£1 or more

Remember that 1BTN thing

It only takes £1 - 1 independent RADIO, 1 CHANCE to KEEP it real

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A heartfelt thank you and a shout out to prove it, live on air

£10 or more

15 of 500 claimed

£10 Reward

A shout out plus a specially designed 1BTN sticker for your car, record box, laptop or private jet.

£25 or more

38 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

A shout out plus an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt. We'll be in touch to find your preferred size.

£50 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

A VIP ticket to an exclusive 1BTN supporters party. The event will be held in Brighton sometime during spring 2018. Expect the same great music you're used to listening to on air from the station's roster of DJs and presenters. Please note, the event will be in the evening and is for 18+ only.

£50 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

An exclusive 2-hour mix from your favourite 1BTN DJ. We'll be in touch to find out who you would like and your preferred format.

£60 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£60 Reward

A shout out and an exclusive, limited edition, high-quality 1BTN hoodie. We'll be in touch to find your preferred size.

£100 or more

9 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

The full merchandise bundle including a specially designed, high-quality hoodie, t-shirt, tote bag, and more. We'll be in touch in the new year to find out your preferred sizes.

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

A DJ for your Brighton party, wedding or corporate event. Choose from one of our talented regular presenters. A full list of available DJs for your chosen date will be provided. They will play for 2/3 hours and up to 3am any date throughout 2018. We'll be in touch at the end of the campaign to discuss the finer details.

£500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Be a 1BTN presenter! Your own 2 hour radio show. Don't worry, you'll be in the capable hands of one of our presenters to help you work the equipment, should you need it. This reward is available for individuals and businesses. If you're representing your company, you'll be able to mention your services on air. We'll schedule your show at some point throughout 2018. Strict Ofcom rules means there are some necessary t&cs with this reward.

£5,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£5,000 Reward

The business sponsorship package - reach a growing audience of local and national listeners. The package includes permanent advertising on our website for 12 months and a 20-second vocal advertisement, aired 12 times per day, Monday to Friday for 6 months. We'll also design and produce all your advertising assets in accordance with your brand. Plus 5 tickets to our VIP supporters party next year.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

An exclusive one-off piece of art incorporating your favourite album covers, designed by IBTN's very own Tim Rivers.

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