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Washacre FM (87.7FM) 2012 Broadcast

The broadcast took place over four days between Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th August 2012, beginning with the Breakfast Show running through to 10:00pm. Each day, a variety of shows and community involvement. On the Saturday as the broadcast came to its conclusion, and whilst the radio continued, in and around the John Holt Youth and Community Centre, there was plenty to see and do during the Saturday Showcase Day.

Wednesday 22nd August

  • 08.00-10.00: Breakfast Show with Kelly & Dean
  • 10.00-11.00: Bolton @ Home with Sarah & Sarah. Text in with your problems. Music & Chat
  • 11.00-12.00: Chris Buckley > Mix of music, with news & chat with local community groups. Guests today: Jean Jones from Westhoughton Visiting Service and David Kaye, President of Wingates Band
  • 12.00-13.00: Primary Schools > Washacre & Eatock (Pre-recorded)
  • 13.00-14.00: Lisa & Her Golden Years
  • 14.00-15.00: Maureen & Bob walk up Market Street
  • 15.00-16.00: Janet Colley > The Westhoughton College show
  • 16.00-17.00: Nell’s Corner
  • 17.00-18.00: Primary Schools Washacre & Eatock (Pre-recorded) [Repeat]
  • 18.00-19.00: Paige and children from the John Holt
  • 19.00-20.00: Bob & Guest > Easy listening music
  • 20.00-21.00: Stu & Dunc > Like rock music? Well worth tuning in
  • 21.00-22.00: Doug & Dave > Great music and a touch of humour

Thursday 23rd August

  • 08.00-10.00: Breakfast Show with Kelly & Dean
  • 10.00-11.00: Bolton@Home with Sarah & Sarah. Text in with your problems. Music & Chat
  • 11.00-12.00: Chris Buckley > Mix of music, with news & chat with local community groups Guests today: Ted Wisedale from Westhoughton Local History Group and Sam Walk of Westhoughton Leisure Centre
  • 12.00-13.00: Primary Schools > Sacred Heart & St. Georges (Pre-recorded)
  • 13.00-14.00: Lisa & Her Golden Years
  • 14.00-15.00: Becky & Wendy with… The Wecky & Bendy Show
  • 15.00-16.00: Janet Colley plus guest > The Communiversity show
  • 16.00-17.00: Nell’s Corner
  • 17.00-18.00: Primary Schools > Sacred Heart & St. Georges (Pre-recorded) [Repeat]
  • 18.00-19.00: Paige and children from the John Holt
  • 19.00-20.00: Bob & Guest > Easy listening music
  • 20.00-21.00: Stu & Dunc > Like rock music? Well worth tuning in
  • 21.00-22.00: Doug & Dave > Great music and a touch of humour

Friday 24th August

  • 08.00-10.00: Breakfast Show with Kelly & Dean
  • 10.00-11.00: Bolton@Home with Sarah & Sarah. Text in with your problems. Music & Chat
  • 11.00-12.00: Chris Buckley > Mix of music, with news & chat with local community groups Guests today: Len Maycroft from Westhoughton Age Support Project (WASP) and Jean Coban of Westhoughton Market
  • 12.00-13.00: Primary Schools > Washacre & Bob & Sandra (Pre-recorded)
  • 13.00-14.00: Lisa & Her Golden Years
  • 14.00-15.00: Maureen & Bob… walk up Market Street
  • 15.00-16.00: Janet Colley plus guest > The Communiversity show
  • 16.00-17.00: Nell’s Corner
  • 17.00-18.00: Primary Schools > Washacre & Bob & Sandra (Pre-recorded) [Repeat]
  • 18.00-19.00: Paige and children from the John Holt
  • 19.00-20.00: Bob & Guest > Easy listening music
  • 20.00-21.00: Stu & Dunc > Like rock music? Well worth tuning in
  • 21.00-22.00: Doug & Dave > Great music and a touch of humour

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Showcase Day | Saturday 25th August

Ending the broadcasting week is Washacre FM's traditional family funday with plenty going on in and around the John Holt Centre and studio. Games and actitivies; competitions; community stalls; rides; demonstrations by local groups.

Showcase Day poster Washacre FM 2012

Training began Monday, 9th July

Training poster Washacre FM 2012Like any event it doesn't just happen, and as part of its remit to make a difference locally, HACFRA invites local residents to get involved. Training for the broadcast will commence from on Monday, 9th July, and any group or individual wishing to take part in this exciting, fun and rewarding event, in one of the many different roles - from presenting, editing or producing shows; or indeed anything thing else that will help make Washacre FM 2012 a success.

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Contact Information

For further information call 01942 859535 (the John Holt Centre) or email: WashacreFM

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  • Social Distancing (Covid-19)
    In light of arrival of virus and advice given by Govt, all WCN groups and community orgnisations are having to suspend meetings and activities for time-being. This will likely impact on events planned for over summer.
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    League season TERMINATED due to Covid-19
    Decent season for 'The Cutters' brought to an abrupt end in March. They'll be back next season. WCN given opportunity to provide community news and features for home game programmes.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market street focus) reaches public consultation stage. Drop-ins at Library took place on 12 & 15 Feb. Closing date for feedback 23/3/20. Significant investment and changes proposed inc. Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Final meeting cancelled (Covid-19). Final report pending.
  • Civic Awards 2020
    Westhoughton Town Council Civic Awards for service to the local community. Presentation evening 25/1/20
  • Tribute to Tony
    Tony Berry Tribute Concert at St. Bart's 22 Nov 19 - . £2,716 raised; shared between Cancer Research and St. Bart's Tower Fund.
  • New Library Schedule
    Westhoughton Library
    Did you know as well as books, computers and newspapers, your local Library provides Council One-Stop Shop services and is a base for many community groups and special events!
    Library closed as part of Covid-19 measures. Meetings and activities suspended.
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays. Centre currently closed.
  • Rotary Christmas Float
    Rotary Club of Westhoughton is very grateful for public support with donations of £6,253 received during the run-up to Christmas. More raised will help support local charities. Presentation Evening postponed.
  • Bolton College Survey
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    Bolton Council and Bolton College consulting with WCN and other partners to reintroduce Adult Learning Provision to Westhoughton. A survey is launched, with follow-up events planned.
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