FromeFM broadcasts new shows every month 24/7 online and on 96.6FM. We are always looking for new members, community groups and volunteers to join the us.
FromeFM is made up of the following types of people:
- Studio Manager
- Technical Support
- Broadcast Engineer
- Web Admin
- And many more
If your goal is to be a regular part of the scheduled broadcast, then membership is required. You will receive training and support. Members can get involved in presenting an existing show, propose a new show idea or work behind the scenes.
We hold regular Meet and Greet sessions for new members to visit the studios to discuss their ideas and find out about our internal training courses.
However, you don’t need to be part of a broadcast to be a member. You can still choose to support us by taking out a membership. FromeFM relies on membership subscriptions to cover our costs including rent, equipment and licencing fees.
Membership also gives you voting rights and a say in how FromeFM is run.
If membership isn’t for you, but you have skills and time to donate to FromeFM, then you can apply to be a volunteer. We have all sorts of volunteering opportunities from technical assistants to fundraisers, so please do get in touch and we can chat about the best way you can help your community radio station.
Volunteers don’t have voting rights but they can still join in with FromeFM’s social events and receive the newsletter.
Please complete our online form and someone will get in touch with you very soon to arrange a meeting.
Subscriptions are currently £12.50 monthly or you can pay £150 annually if you wish. If you choose to pay annually, please ensure that you make your payments on time so that someone does not have the task of chasing you up for payment each year. There is a life membership of £750.
If you are not working then you may qualify for the unwaged membership rate. This is £8 a month or £96 for the year.
There is also a one off sign up administration fee which covers registration, training sessions and your first 3 months of membership. This is £60 (or £40 if unwaged).
Students in full time non-advanced education can join for free.
We accept payments by Standing Order (for monthly payments), Bank Transfer (for annual amounts paid up front), cash or cheque. Our account details are as follows:
Frome Community Productions CIC
HSBC Frome Branch, Sort Code 40-44-33, Account Number 62079968
Or better still, fill in the Standing Order form and take it into your bank and they will arrange the whole thing.
Community Group Membership
Community groups can join us too. Fill in the on-line group membership form to say what you would like to do and we will get back to you to discuss.
Group membership is currently £200 a year which covers the cost of training for key individuals and use of the studio to make your programmes for broadcast on FromeFM.
Every group is different so please get in touch to discuss how we can work together.
Please appreciate that if the above subscription figures are baseline figures. If you are able and willing to pay a bit more each month then please do. It would be very much appreciated.
Membership fees accurate as of May 2022