Ralph Hemus, FromeFM presenter and National Autistic Society campaigner, has produced a one-off short documentary highlighting the ‘You Need To Know’ campaign. The documentary includes an interview with NAS campaigns manager Tom Madders along with an audio version of the ‘You Need To Know’ film, made by the NAS Young Campaigners Group. Ralph says ” the film highlights mental health issues experienced by some people who suffer from autism and talks about what needs to be done to help them. The young campaigners group consists of 7 or 8 young people, including myself, who got together through the NAS to work on this issue. We produced a film, that has been shown to MPs from all over the country and even had a ‘premiere’ launch at The Empire Cinema in Leicester Square.” The You Need To Know documentary is scheduled for broadcast on FromeFM on Sunday 29th May at midday.
If you would like to hear FromeFM on the real FM radio then please sign our petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/fromefm/
…and if we are successful you will be able to hear the Bad Detectives Radio show every month on a Sunday at 10:30pm, and repeated every Wednesday night, without even switching on your computer!
We can’t promise you’ll hear them in 3D …but FM is the next best thing!
If you can’t wait until we get the FM licence then visit http://www.fromefm.co.uk/ and click on Programmes > Music > Bad Detectives for a list of all their recent shows to download or listen again.
OfCom have announced this week that South West community broadcasters can now apply for a 5 year FM licence. The window for applications is open until July 21st 2011 and we hope to get our bid in quickly by mid May.
The game’s afoot !! *****
We are asking local community groups to support us by sending a short email message saying how FromeFM broadcasting on FM could benefit their group.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Prize winner Nicholas with FromeFM Station Manager Phil Moakes
Frome Mayor Helen Sprawson-White presents certificates to 3rd Prize winner Tyler and Runner up Kallum
Other winners Fern, Henry and Josh received their certificates at Trinity school.
All our lucky winners will be coming into the FromeFM studios for a visit very soon.
Listen out for Nicholas and his family who will be making their own show on FromeFM.
In May, 17 independent candidates will be standing for the Town Council elections under the banner of Independents For Frome or IFF. What is IFF ? What do they stand for ? Why do they think they are different from the mainstream political parties ? FromeFM met up with 3 of their prospective candidates and asked the questions. You can hear the 30 minute programme by visiting www.fromefm.co.uk. Choose ‘Programmes / Features / Independents For Frome’.
If you follow political debate, you may be interested to hear that Liberal Democrat MP David Heath will be recording his regular monthly FromeFM show ‘Constituency Matters’ at the FromeFM Fun Day on April 2nd in the Westway Shopping Centre and FromeTV will be there to film the event. If you have a question for David, then email it to email@example.com. Questions need to be received by midday Thursday 31st March.
Everyone wants to be on FromeFM – even our cat ! Look out for the article all about FromeFM in the latest edition of Frome Life. You’ll find out a bit more about some of the FFM guests over the last couple of years and an insight into what community broadcasting is all about. Frome Life is out NOW.
Don’t forget – FromeFM Funday on April 2nd. Scroll down the blog for more information