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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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Community Events

  • Yarn Bombing Weekend
    Sat/Sun 19/20 Aug
    Town Centre
    Crafters and knitters decorating Market Street and Ditchfield Gardens with colourful yarn. Events at Market.
  • Eatock Lodge Family Funday
    Sun 3 Sept (12-4)
    Popular event at Eatock Lodge (Local Nature Reserve) with Lancashire Wildlife Trust providing educational activities, nature themes and attractions. Family fun in a beautiful setting.
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Now meet every Sunday from 10am
    Volunteer group cleaning up and improving Westhoughton Station for local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome.
    More...
    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Updated 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.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. new 2017 programme.
    More...
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    Info.
    John Holt Centre: 29 Aug (9:30-11:30am)
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 30 Aug (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Free. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 31 Aug (from 2pm)
    Westhoughton Library
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free. Info & Contact.
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