News Roundup- 26th February

Community Radio News

Diversity FM is closing because of a lack of funding

The station, based in Lancaster said in a statement on their website that it would cost £6000 a month to keep it on the air.

They are not giving up hope yet- they say the station could still be saved with a sudden injection of money and have created a just giving page for the cause.

The statement on their website also outlined the work they do in their community helping people with physical disabilities, mental health issues and addiction problems.

If finances continue as expected then Diversity FM will cease broadcasting on March 31st.

Here at Community Ra&edio we feel like we see reported closures of community stations almost weekly. Why do you think community stations are struggling so much? Contact us and let us know what you think.

A new community station in Devizes begins full-time transmission on Wednesday.

Fantasy fm has been doing short-term broadcasts since 1995 but were granted their full-time licence in September 2011.

The station will be broadcasting live from the Corn Exchange and plans to cover what-on information as well as providing live local music to its listeners.

Bridport FM’s radio drama project goes from strength to strength.

The year long project is being done in conjunction with the Bridport Art Centre.

This month saw 9 new writers have their radio plays performed on stage by 20 actors. But Kate Wilson from the Bridport Arts Centre is still looking for writers to contribute.

In May, the station which is only temporary, will broadcast a selection of the plays.

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