6pm Way Down Country… Polish up your saddle. Rob’s heading out west to play an hour of the best country music from today, and years gone by. From country legends such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Don Williams, through to today’s stars, like Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Josh Turner. We’re going way down country
Nat West Community Force is offering £6000 to community projects. All we need are your votes.
Click on http://www.fromefm.co.uk/a
The money will go towards making sure our equipment is as up to date as possible, as we head towards FM in 2012, so not only do we win but our listeners do as well.
It takes 5 minutes. Register your email, verify it, then cast your vote. You can even vote for two more projects as well, to make it worth your while. FromeFM ( aka Frome Community Productions CIC ) needs to make the top 3 to grab the cash, so every vote will count.
Please – don’t delay – do it now or when the next adverts are on!
Then pass the link to all your friends and family.
FFM Members – this is your challenge for this week.
FFM listeners – this is your challenge for this week.
The vote is now ON. Let’s do this!
Thank you in advance
It gives us great pleasure to announce that OfCom’s licensing committee have decided to award a full 5 year FM broadcasting licence to FromeFM. The formal announcement from OfCom was issued at 11.00am on Weds 23rd 2011.
We’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in making this happen – presenters, techies, supporters, sponsors, funders, contributors, current and ex members, councillors, colleagues in the creative industries of Frome and members of the general public who, for some strange reason, seem to quite like what we do and carry on listening.
FM will enable us to boldly go where no local radio station has gone before. Neither the BBC nor MoreFM (it’s almost an anagram of FromeFM – coincidence or conspiracy?) delivers local current affairs to people in Whatcombe Road, or produces drama penned by writers in Great Elm or plays music composed in Alexandra Road.
Our ‘key commitments’ from the application will be published on the FFM website once we’ve agreed the final wording with OfCom. The commitments will be the yardstick by which our FM service will be judged. They will tell you what the FM service will sound like and how we intend to develop our programmes.
To make more shows and better shows, we’re going to need more people but … If we broadcast, then they will come.
The answers to your next 2 questions are as yet unknown – OfCom have allocated a frequency to us, but they just haven’t told us what it is yet. And the launch date for the new service is dependent upon OfCom engineering, planning permission for the transmission site and going through a detailed pre-launch plan. However, Armstrong, Aldrin and the other one are now in the Command Module and the countdown is about to start. I think we’re looking at Spring 2012 for blast-off.
So, brilliant news – and once again congratulations and thanks to everyone for making this happen.
The competition asked for a slogan to describe how Henry could help your group. Phil’s witty slogan described how Henry was a sucker for FromeFM and would help us clean up the media!
Our picture shows Henry being interviewed by Phil in the FromeFM studio
Here is a snapshot of what we do at FromeFM. As well as the music and talk shows, there are documentaries, drama, interviews, the Frome Talking Newspaper and loads more besides. The video shows us hidden away in the loft of a community centre in 2007 and eventually, by 2011, in our own studios. Everyone wants to be on FromeFM – even Cassie our cat !
It is about 12 minutes long and well worth a look. If you would like to get involved with FromeFM community radio go to www.fromefm.co.uk and click on Get involved