Tintagel Carnival Radio

by tintagelradio in Tintagel, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th March 2017 we successfully raised £2,190 with 59 supporters in 42 days

To run an FM radio station in Tintagel, Cornwall, during carnival week which runs from the 29th July to the 6th August 2017.

by tintagelradio in Tintagel, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

In 2016 we obtained a 'Restricted Service Licence' from Ofcom to run an FM radio station in Tintagel during carnival week. We called the station 'Tintagel Carnival Radio'. The station was run by a group of volunteers and transmitted on 87.7Mhz FM during the first week of August 2016. The station proved to be an enormous success with wonderful community involment. We ran interviews with all sorts of interesting local characters, institutions and visitors. We played local music, featured local storytellers, artists, cooks, artisans, animal trainers, archeologists, historians, school children, pensioners and generally helped create a true carnival atmosphere.

We would love to run the station again this year, but we can't afford the £2000 required to licence the station. The Ofcom restricted service broadcasting licence costs just under £1000 pounds; the Public Performance Licence (PPL) to play music costs about £500 and the Performing Rights Society (PRS) licence is also about £500. We are looking to raise this amount so that we can repeat the success of last year and if we get more, it will help us with the cost of hiring some of the gear we need to broadcast. 

A final, but important note: We cannot accept donations from political or religious organisations or from individuals representing any such organisations.  This is because Ofcom cannot issue a restricted service licence to radio stations funded by religious or political organisations except in specific circumstances, which do not apply to us.  Sorry about that folks, but those are the rules.  


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

A shout out on Tintagel Carnival Radio for you, your family or anyone else who knows you!

£10 or more

5 of 19 claimed

£10 Reward

A cream tea (worth £11.00) at Charlies' restaurant and cafe in Tintagel. The best cream tea in Cornwall? No, the world!

£20 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

If you are in a band, orchestra or theatrical group and have a CD of your own original work, we will play it on Tintagel Carnival Radio during carnival week. The only thing we ask is that the content does not include explicit lyrics, bad language or defamatory statements. You will need to post a copy of the CD to us. MP3 files don't broadcast very well.

£50 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

Uncle Roland 'Roly' Rotherham, that world famous Tintagel Carnival Radio and BBC broadcaster, author, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Elfia and general all-round good egg, has offered to give four £50 donors a personal tour of King Arthur's Halls and a signed photograph to boot. Tours can be arranged for a convenient date and time by mutual consent with Uncle Roly. http://www.kingarthursgreathalls.co.uk/

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

An interview on Tintagel Carnival Radio about a subject of your choice (apart from advertising a business, politics or religion). You can promote a charity, artist, social club, sports team, event or even your dog. The interview can be live, if you plan on being in Tintagel during carnival week, or recorded, if you prefer. The only thing we ask is that you don't use bad language or speak in a defamatory way about anybody else.

£100 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Donate £100 and get a bottle of award winning clotted cream Wrecking Coast gin (distilled right here in Tintagel and retailing at £42.00 a bottle!) and a tour of the Wrecking Coast distillery! This award is only open to donors of 18 years and over. The tour and bottle collection can be arranged for any mutually convenient time between March 14th and 31st August 2017. http://thewreckingcoastdistillery.com/

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