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Washacre FM 2014

Washacre FM broadcasting from the John Holt Centre 16-22 June 2013 on 87.7FMLike 2013, broadcast took place over a week (prior to 2013 it had been a 4-day broadcast). For non-professional enthusiasts it is an ambitious target filling the airways with content that will entertain, inform and keep listeners tuning in. A mix of music, local content and features, banter, drama, competitions and generally anything that will get local residents involved! The final day - Sunday 22nd - was the 'Showcase Day' with community stalls, competitions, entertainment and other attractions.

In the studio Washacre FM Breakfast Show with Stu and DuncEvents and projects such as Washacre FM doesn't just happen, and as part of its remit to make a difference locally, HACFRA invites local residents to get 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 anything else that will help make Washacre FM a continued success.

Washacre FM 2014 - PosterIdeas and contributions are welcome - it is YOUR radio station. In the lead up to the broadcast the studio is set up for training for new presenters and technicians - the old hands can once again get familiar with the radio environment. Those who get involved will learn new skills and find the experience inspiring and uplifting. As ever, we look forward to seeing some new faces. Washacre FM really is an exciting, fun and rewarding event!

Washacre FM 2014 concluded on June 22nd (2014 Schedule). There have been a number of non-broadcast Roadshow events where the Washacre FM team provided music, commentary and the backdrop for community events - enquiries welcome. The team now looks forward to the next broadcast in 2015

2014 Photos

A selection of photos taken during the broadcast and on the Showcase Day.

Radio Play

Washacre FM was delighted this year to have on board the actors and actresses of the Westhoughton Methodist ADS, to write and perform a serialised pantoesque radio play broadcast over seven days. It was a radio-friendly version of 'Old King Cole' >>> Old King Cole's Treasure Hunt. A tremendous success. It sounded great and was a production worthy of any radio station. A real plus being that it happened through the interactions facilitated by the Westhoughton Community Network. Now online to listen to as serialised: Part 1.


 

Contact Information

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

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