Source FM

by Source 96.1FM in Falmouth, Cornwall

Help, our transmitter antenna is on the blink! We desperately need your help to purchase a new transmitter and antenna to keep us on air for another 5 years. We were given our old one for free in 2007 and to be honest it's seen a few too many seagull bums and desperately needs replacing. Also, Cornish mizzle has got into our antenna and on very rainy days our signal comes in and out like a fiddlers elbow..!

by Source 96.1FM in Falmouth, Cornwall

We did it
On 25th November 2013 we successfully raised £4,078 with 114 supporters in 42 days

 

Source FM Transmitter Campaign Poster

Help, our transmitter is old and creaky..!

Source FM is a vibrant and successful not-for-profit community radio station. We offer information and entertainment to over 70,000 local Cornish residents in the wider Falmouth and Penryn area. But, we desperately need help to purchase and install a new transmitter that will ensure we stay on air for another 5 years.

We were given our old transmitter in 2007 and to be honest it's seen better days and a few too many seagull bums! We also have some significant blank spots in our transmission zone which we hope will be fixed by the purchase of a better antenna with a stronger signal pattern. Loyal listeners of Source FM tell us that our signal deteriorates badly in the heavy Cornish mizzle, which is a sign that moisture is getting into our equipment and that we may eventually loose signal altogether..!

Can you imagine a world without Source FM? We've got such a unique local sound because our programmes are genuinely created by local people. There are over 100 volunteer presenters who come into our studios every week and that includes everything from 8 year old children from Falmouth Primary School to a request show for people who live in residential care homes and we've got some big plans for the next 5 years of Source FM which include:

  • Live shows from the local primary schools
  • A networked news service compiled with our brother and sister stations in Cornwall
  • Lots more outside broadcasts
  • and plenty more beside..

Unfortunately transmitters are expensive, even small ones like ours cost a lot of money. The law states that a new transmitter must be installed by a qualified engineer and inspected by Ofcom to ensure it's performing exactly as expected and not going crazy and knocking out important emergency service broadcasts such as the coastguard or fire brigade. We've had a quote for a local business to provide our new items for the bargain price of £3,500 which is why we're asking for £4,000 to cover the cost of the transmitter and the cost of the production of the pledge rewards.

Keep a close eye on the Crowdfunder site we've got lots of exciting one off offers on the way that we'll be releasing throughout the course of the campaign.

Thanks for your support..!

T-shirt design for Christmas reward

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Pack of 4 Source FM stickers. Designed by local artist William Overman (amongst others) these are traditional radio stickers with edge and include a limited edition Cosmic sticker just for this campaign.

£5 or more

27 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward

Xmas EP Launch Party • Choir-eoke • Crowdfunder Auction. We’re having a party to launch our Christmas EP on the 21st November in the backroom of the Kings Arms In Penryn at 7.30pm, but that’s not all. We’re also inviting you to join us for a rare ‘Choir-eoke’ session – think multiple karaoke singers, all on stage at the same time..! And, we’ve got loads of one-off gifts (see below) which have been donated from our wonderful friends to auction off as part of our new transmitter campaign, these include: • Reiki Session • Signed John Crawford CD • Original Art from Peter Webster, Penny Macbeth, Andy Webster. • A copy of Silvia Nicolatto and her Anglo Cornish Friends • £350 worth of Dental Treatment • 1 Month of Free Storage • Signed Copy of Peter Maxted’s Book ‘The Natural Beauty of Cornwall’ And lots lots more..!

£12 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£12 Reward

Limited Edition - White on Black Design - New Transmitter T-Shirt. We asked local artist and Source FM presenter Cosmic to design the logo for our Crowdfunder Campaign and we liked it so much that we decided to do a limited run of t-shirts that will only be available during the campaign.

£15 or more

11 of 50 claimed

£15 Reward

Limited Edition Cosmic Design T-Shirt and Fabric Pen. We asked local artist Cosmic to design the logo for our Crowdfunder campaign and we liked it so much that we've decided to do a limited edition run of t-shirts that will only be available during the campaign. The t-shirts also come with a fabric pen of your choosing so that you can personalise your own design - perfect for that unique Christmas present.

£20 or more

16 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

Limited Edition 'Anger The Jingles' CD (with an original handmade sleeve by Tom Sharpe or Sam Bradbury) and a limited edition Cosmic Design White-on-Black T-Shirt. Sam and Tom have been collecting and writing original jingles for their show Anger The Bees and they are releasing the collection as limited edition CD for the Source FM Crowdfunder campaign. This is possibly the most diverse and unusual array of radio jingles/short songs ever recorded, covering almost every single musical genre ever created and a few that have yet to be heard before..!

£25 or more

11 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

Limited Edition Pre-Release Source FM Christmas EP, with Limited Edition Source FM Black on White or Black on Grey T-Shirt with Fabric Pen, and Sticker Pack. This is possibly the best Christmas present ever..! Source FM's team of talented presenters have been secretly working on a 4 song challenge to the 2013 Christmas No.1. We're going to be releasing an E.P. of 4 Christmas songs which are sure to take the charts by storm..!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Limited Edition Source FM Christmas EP, with Limited Edition Source FM 'Black on White' T-Shirt with Fabric Pen, and Sticker Pack. This is possibly the best Christmas present ever! Source FM's team of talented presenters have been secretly working on a four song challenge to the 2013 Christmas No.1. We're going to be releasing an E.P. of four Christmas songs which are sure to take the charts by storm!

£40 or more

10 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

'Win Something Fishy' - We've asked 20 local artists to make something fishy that we can exhibit and then give away as part of this campaign. We've had a huge response to this project from our local artist friends, which means that you could receive an original signed piece of art from one of the following local artists: Karl Philips, Patrick Haughton, Penny MacBeth, Cosmic, Grace Lee, Sam Bradbury, Sarah McCartney, Chaplin 73, Barry Cooper, Tom Sharpe and lots more.

£100 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Recording Session • Studio-35 (The digital home studio used by Source FM to record over 300 original tunes) is offering a recording session for a single artist. You can record 3 original tracks, multi-track (i.e. record several harmonies or additional instruments). The completed tracks will be mixed down, and placed on a specially printed CD for you. You will also received guarantee airplay on Inside Local Music and Cornish Cream.

£100 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Take over the airwaves at Source FM. You can have an our of our schedule to do as you like with. Always wanted to be a radio presenter then but never had the chance, here it is, just show up at the studio with a bag of records and we'll give you some training and give you the hot seat for 1 hour. It could be the best hour of your life!

£200 or more

2 of 12 claimed

£200 Reward

Business Desert Island Discs - We'll come down to your workplace and conduct a brief interview with everyone in your team and we'll ask each of them for a song. Then we'll take that away and turn it into your very own Source FM Business Desert Island Discs, it's a great way to learn a bit more about your team and spread the word about your business (look what happened when the Fire Brigade came into the studio to do theirs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdskikX57lw )

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Source FM DJ's Live at your Christmas Party. If your company is having a Christmas Party then why not get one of Source FM's finest DJ's to spin the tunes this year? Whether you'd like a Funkin' Arts Xmas, to a Rob Noxious Retro Radio Christmas, we've got the music if you've got the venue, and for a small additional extra we can even supply the sound system..!

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