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  1. Radio Garden

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    You may well by now be aware of Radio Garden (http://radio.garden). Launched in December 2016, the site enables visitors to spin the globe and find radio stations anywhere a little green dot marks a broadcasting location. You can hop – as I have just done – from Manchester (UK) to Manila, via Reykjavik, Kampala and […]

  2. Can You Transmit Health?

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    Radio Regen’s newest project – HealthFM – is looking at how community radio can make us healthier.  As with so much in the field of community radio and social gain, there’s a lot going on in this area and we want more stations to know about it and see if they can create similar projects. We want […]

  3. Health FM Workshop Notes

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    We are just starting a year long project – Health FM –  that looks at the delivery of health projects by UK licensed community radio.  To that end we held a couple of workshops at the recent Community Media Association conference in Birmingham.  These are our notes of the workshop – hope you find them […]

  4. The First Community Radio Skills Session

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    This event was the first outing for Radio Regen’s new project The Community Radio Foundation – which aims to bring skills and resources to all UK community radio stations to better enable them to raise funds and thrive. Our task with the workshop was to see what we could do for no budget – quick […]

  5. The Community Radio Skills Sessions

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    A series of extremely affordable half day seminars to introduce your team to some ‘must have’ skills to run a thriving community radio station, delivered by the Community Radio Foundation* and BECTU. Summary:    Highly affordable training and networking sessions in Manchester delivered by BECTU’s Learning Co-ordinator Alison Surtees, Somer Valley FM’s Dom Chambers and the […]

  6. We Want Your Stories!

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    We’ve all got them – those stories that simply describe what makes community radio special; the volunteers who’ve gone the extra mile to achieve what no one thought was possible or just those simple ideas that make life easier at the radio station.  We believe that those stories travel, indeed that they should travel because […]

  7. Our bias

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    The content  of this site is based on a wide range of experience from a good few community radio people but we must also declare some bias.  There is no such thing as a typical community radio station, and no ‘right’ way to run a station.  That said, we try to focus on what works […]

  8. Photo: Employment FM Is Go!

    Employment FM Is Go!

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    Any Community Radio person will tell you that our volunteers get lots more than enjoyment from their work.  We’ve all seen our colleagues grow in self esteem, in how they relate to others and in their ability to work in a team. Employment FM is a 3-year project which explores how radio training can lead […]