Ian Leak’s special guest on Different Sounds this month is the experienced broadcaster and producer Paul Ross.
In an hour-long, hugely entertaining interview, Paul talks about his career in TV, as a presenter and as producer on ‘The Word’, and radio, where he currently hosts the breakfast show on Talk Radio. He also chooses a selection of his favourite songs to share with us.
It’s another Frome FM exclusive and not to be missed.
Tune in at 9pm on Saturday 22nd April.
Do you live in Frome and are you over eighteen years old?
Three students from the University of Copenhagen are examining the political life in Frome over the last few years. They would be very grateful, if you could spare 7-10 minutes of your time to answer a survey, please see the link below:
Katy Berwick from WHY talked about their new group counselling sessions
in the Cheese and Grain on Wednesdays from 1030-1200
between 19th April and 5th July
Ben Waller and Colin Page from LOOPS disco
explained how their crowdfunding initiative will help them
train learning disabled people to become a DJ crew
Lucia Chadwick from Active and In Touch asked us to try
The Shape Mendip Lottery in aid of good causes
and come to the Mayor’s Ball, in aid of AIT
Rob Bayly talked about his recent record ballooning trip
and his music show, Eclectic Selection, on Frome FM
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FromeFM wishes to thank Falcon Panel Products for their very kind donation of chipboard panelling to our community group. The thick board will be used for the walls and should ensure a solid surface to screw into and help with soundproofing.
The chipboard was delivered by local couriers Gent Transport who delivered the materials for free.
We are still looking for more help in our studio rebuild though. If you are a local building or trade supplier please get in touch. We still require plasterboard sheeting, insulation roll and skirting board.
Please contact email@example.com if you are able to help.
More about Falcon Panel Products
With a commitment to the environment, Falcon Panel Products ensures all of its timber products are from well managed sustainable sources and that all their suppliers continue with good environmental supply chain management.
More about Gent Transport
Established in 1974 by John Gent, Gent Transport and Warehousing started as an express delivery company with a single escort van. Due to John’s work ethic and passion for success, the company flourished resulting in Gent Transport and Warehousing moving into household removals, furniture deliveries and storage. In the 1980’s, Gent transport and Warehousing moved its operation to a 10,000 sq ft warehouse in Yate, opposite our current premises, when it was decided to expand into palletised storage and distribution. From here the business thrived and within 5 years Gent Transport and Warehousing had outgrown this site and it was obvious they needed more space to cope with the increasing workload. In 1992 Gent Transport and Warehousing moved across the road to their current premises (65,000 sq ft), which has facilitated their expansion to the company they are today.
With daily deliveries throughout the UK and Europe, Gent Transport and Warehousing have come a long way since those early furniture deliveries and are now ideally positioned to cover all your distribution and storage requirements.
Three new shows start this week on Frome FM.
Wescott’s World is the first of a new bi-weekly lunchtime show from 1200-1300. It’s presented by food and drink expert, hotel staff and management trainer, vintage car enthusiast and Frome resident, Jeremy Westcott. Jeremy first encountered Frome FM as the winner of a charity auction prize to be interviewed on Frome FM by Alex Hawkins, producer of the ‘Homely Remedies’ show. He quickly became seduced by the magic of radio and now has his own take on local and national (and soon international) issues in the entertainment, leisure and motor industries.
Alternating with Wescott’s World every other Wednesday will be Mackett – Geoffrey Mackett looks in depth at some of the community and other organisations and businesses and occasionally controversial issues in the town. With many years in the Royal Navy behind him and several years as an emergency planner with Somerset County Council, Geoffrey, who also presents a world music show on Frome fm, has a depth of experience that is bound to lead to an engaging and interesting listener experience!
And on Fridays, Steve Barton – known to Frome FM listeners over the last few years as ‘Chemical Steve’ (a reference to his previous career as a pharmacist) presents a three hour morning show from 1000-1300. It’s a mix of slightly off-piste music, poetry, and other miscellany with a round up of the weekend events news from 1200-1300.
We wish them all the best and please send in your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @fromefm.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Open Studio on Saturday! A great buzz and lots of donations to the “Brick in the Wall” campaign to buy materials for the studio dividing walls.
We still need more, so if you’re feeling generous, please let us know and we’ll put your money in the pot and give you a brick (or more – at £1 each) in the wall. Your donation will be displayed on the wall (when it’s built) forever! Or if you know a builder’s merchant with a warm heart – ask him to contact Rupert on 07913 742401.
Now we look forward to a growing list of members, community groups and individuals coming into the studio and spreading the news about Frome, playing some great tunes and helping to bring the community together.
VACANCIES: New members, Friends of Frome FM, Volunteer receptionists, studio managers, sponsors and advertisers.
Office (Open part-time): 01373 475570