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.
All About Frome, 25th April, 2017
Chris Stringer, Environmental Officer at Frome Town Council
reported on the participatory budgeting vote on Victoria Park
Kate Hellard from the Frome Town Council talked about
the success of the council’s crowd funded campaign
Alison Murdoch from Fair Housing for Frome
discussed housing issues in the town ahead
of a public meeting on 29 April at Rook Lane chapel
Helen Ottaway, retiring chairman of Frome FM
and Di Pointon, Marketing Manager at Frome FM
explained recent changes at the station and
highlighted advertising and sponsorship opportunities
Want to help out at Frome FM?
Daytime receptionists needed urgently:
apply through www.volunteerfrome.org
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 email@example.com 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
Wednesday 29th March 6-8pm Frome FM
A special live broadcast to launch the new Frome website,
a site that matches your organisation’s need for volunteers with local people wanting to help or helps people who want to give their time to find the right volunteer placement.
Listen in to the broadcast which coincides with the website going live.
and hear from some of Frome’s biggest users of volunteers to see where you might fit in – or if you’re looking for volunteers, how you can find the right people.
A special edition of All About Frome – the Frome FM show for volunteering. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1200.
This week’s All About Frome features:
Gordon Lee from Frome Lions Club came to the studio
to talk about their 50th anniversary and the good work they do.
Silky Longfellow-Stanshall gave an update on their fundraising
efforts to keep open the Routes youth centre on Palmer Street.
Patrick Abrahams from the Men’s Shed talked about tea,
repairing broken things and that women are welcome too
Lions Club : www.fromelions1.org
Mark Symes 01373 467844
The club meets twice monthly at Frome Rugby Club, Gypsy Lane.
Routes, Palmer Street, Monday-Friday 10-5
Open Monday- Friday 10-5
The Men’s Shed, Welshmill hub, Parkhill Street, Thursdays 9-1
Talking Cafe at the Cheese & Grain Cafe, Mondays 1030-1200
To get on the show or suggest an item call Rupert Kirkham on 07913 742401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org