Westhoughton Community Network

group for and run by community groups in Westhoughton

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.


 

Contact Information

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

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  • St John's Wingates Christmas Fayre
    Sat 18 Nov (11-3)
    Early Bird Christmas Fair; entertainment from Travellin' Strings. Raffle, Tombola, Stalls, Face-painting, Prize draw, Children's Games… Refreshments. Free entry.
  • Barking Berry's Christmas Dog Show
    Lands Farm, Daisy Hill (BL5 2DU)
    Sat 25 Nov (11-3)
    Scarlett's fundraising (now >£32k) for animal charities continues with indoor pre-Christmas event. Stalls - festive goods for dogs/owners, info; Santa Paws visits! £1 entry/tin of dog food (kids free).
  • 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. Updated programme.
    More...
  • Wingates Band - Concert & News
    Our local brass band, now ranked 20th in the world, did a well-supported 'Best of British' concert at St. Bart's (Sat 21 Oct), and return to Westhoughton in November. Struggling financially and taking stock, band is grateful for recent support; including a WCN Fundraiser. More info and Supporters Club details here
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 29 Nov (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 30 Nov (from 2pm)
    Bolton Library (for NPD)
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    Info.
    WH Market: Thurs
    John Holt Centre: Tues
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