We are proud to announce we are one of the winners of the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Award 2015. The money will go towards some essential equipment replacements to enable us to better serve our communities. Thanks for all your votes and support!
November’s Different Sounds features an exclusive interview with Kurt Wagner.
Kurt is a member of HeCTA, whose The Diet album is one of this year’s finest, but is perhaps better known as the lead singer/songwriter with Nashville legends, Lambchop.
In an extended interview with presenter, Ian Leak, Kurt talks about HeCTA, Lambchop, and his upbringing in Nashville. He also chats about the ‘chop’s intriguing new album, due sometime next year, and why he’s a big fan of the Sleaford Mods.
The show airs Saturday 7th November at 9pm.
John Howard was a man ahead of his time in the 1970s and should have become a major star. His new album, which is getting brilliant reviews Europe-wide, features contributions from, among others, Andy Lewis, Paul Weller’s bass player. It is quite simply one of the best pop albums of the year.
The show’s second interview features Ryan Norris, who is a member of Lambchop. Ryan talks to host Ian Leak about the ‘chop’s new electronic project, HeCTA. Their new album ‘The Diet’ is released this month.
Show starts at 9pm Saturday 12th September.
FromeFM has been shortlisted by Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots giving 2015 award in the South West. If enough votes are secured we would be able to use the money to replace some key equipment in Studio 2 and enable more community groups to come on air and produce radio programmes.
The process is simple, just go to the Skipton Grassroots website, scroll down and type your email address into the box and click ‘Vote now’.
FromeFM is financially sustained by membership fees; a limited amount of sponsorship and occasional grants.
We run two studios (one main broadcast studio and a second smaller studio for pre-recording and editing programmes). Some of the equipment in our primary broadcast studio has become worn out and needs replacing. If successful, we would use the Grassroots Giving grant to replace our main audio playback unit: TASCAM SS-R200 SOLID STATE AUDIO RECORDER. This is a high quality product. Our existing model has served for over 10 years and we would expect the replacement to last many years to come.
The replacement of this piece of equipment would enable us to continue broadcasting to a high standard, benefiting our members and listeners as well as other community groups and individuals we collaborate with.
The potential number of people helped could be well over 5,000. Thank you for your help.
The Frome Festival 2015 has begun and FromeFM will be out and about the town. There are breakfast shows every day of the festival from 8am until 10.30 with extended programmes on Fridays.
FromeFM will also be running the Festival 500 Green room events at the Granary, we do hope you come and join us.
- 03 Jul 19:30 SNOWAPPLE £8.00
- 04 Jul 21.30 ELISE YUILL Donations at the door
- 05 Jul 19.30 OPEN MIC Free/£2.00
- 06 Jul 19.30 LEONARDO’S BICYCLE Donations at the door
- 07 Jul 19:30 THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA £8.00
- 08 Jul 20:00 WHERE ARE THOSE WMDs? ANTI-WAR SATIRE AND MUSIC £4.00
- 09 Jul 19:30 APPALOOSAS £5.00
- 10 Jul 19.30 FOREIGN AFFAIRS £5.00
- 11 Jul 19.30 THE FRUKES Donation at the door
- 12 Jul 19:30 GENIOLOGY Donations at the door
For full lineups of all the events check out http://www.fromefestival.co.uk/line-up/
On Saturday 30th May, Sunday 31st May and Wednesday 3rd June at 12 noon FromeFM will be broadcasting a special interview with the rock n’ roll pioneer Marty Wilde.
In this special interview Alex Hawkins talks with Marty about the confidence and connection with an audience needed to get up on that stage. Marty Wilde & The Wildcats play at The Memorial Theatre in Frome on the 5th June.