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Washacre FM 2013 - Broadcast Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd June

After another successful week of broadcasting on our 'home' frequency of 87.7 FM, introducing several new presenters, and having a mix of music, local interest, chat, interviews, Primary School pieces, humour and 'Keawyed' banter, Washacre FM 2013 came to its conclusion with the Saturday broadcast and Showcase Day. A great buzz and many highlights; with tireless work behind the scenes from HACRFA, and from the presenters and technicians. The transistors barely cooled, talk and planning begins for Washacre FM 2014.

Links: 2013 Schedule featuring WCN groups. | Washacre FM 2013 Photo Gallery.

After months of planning the June 2013 broadcast came to pass, and this year had the ambitious aim of making it a 7-day broadcast - that's 3 extra days - with the usual mix of music, local content and features, banter, competitions, and more! On air from 8am until 10pm, the programming was diverse and had something for everyone, and judging by the feedback received was enjoyed by our listeners. The final Saturday being the Showcase Day with stalls, competitions, dance demonstrations, face-painting, raffles was a good way to bring to a conclusion a very enjoyable broadcast.

Stu and Dunc doing the Breakfast Show on Washacre FM 2013 Courtney and Crew with their Evening Show on Washacre FM 2013 Steve Harrington, Rotary Club of Westhoughton, pops in for an interview during The Community Hour
Group photo - Washacre FM 2013 presenters Presenter, Lisa Reilly face painting during the Showcase Day Washacre FM 2013. Faces painted, scary - Showcase Day
Washacre FM 2013 Showcase Day - Having Fun! Washacre FM 2013 Showcase Day - Dancers Washacre FM 2013 - Bob Hamer on the Roadshow

It takes months of hard work and dedication. Part of Washacre FM's remit to make a difference locally, and through newsletters and the contact a community centre can offer, local residents are very much involved. There is much to do, with many roles and supporting activities involved in making it happen - from presenting, editing or producing shows, making jingles or indeed all the things that contribute to the continuing success of a community radio broadcast. A challenge and always great fun! The radio play didn't quite happen as planned... for 2014 we would call in the experts!

Washacre FM 2013 - Poster

Washacre FM 2012.


 

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