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£1,055
raised of £1,000 target by 52 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,055 to Resume Community Radio Broadcasting in Wrexham and relaunch Calon FM!

    Wrexham
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th June 2021

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    Let's get Wrexham back on the airwaves!

    We are a group of volunteers based in and around Wrexham who created a task force with the aim to successfully retain the community radio license known as Calon FM for the area. To make this possible we set up a Community Interest Company: Wrexham Community Broadcasting (WCB). A board of Trustees have been appointed and we are now registered with Companies House under No.13256467.

    Calon FM has been an amazing public resource in Wrexham for over 13 years. Sadly the station has been on hiatus whilst a new board was formed and new premises sought. This all means starting afresh and we desperately need funds to get back on air as soon as possible, for equipment, bills, license, premises and staffing.

    Calon FM is Wrexham's community station with a local reach potential of over 100,000 and thanks to the success of the many volunteers has seen listenership online globally hit many more. It has proved a vital resource during the pandemic both as a moral boost and as an anchor for mental well being in the community. The work and crucial experience the station gives provides career opportunities, shared ventures, new friendships and at its core the beating heart of a lovely town. Links to a Just Giving Page will be along shorty.

    Fundraising Concert

    https://www.facebook.com/events/306769360965730

    Artists confirmed times TBC

    EVRAH ROSE

    ANDY 'THE DUKE' DUNCAN

    ANDY HICKIE

    CHECK MASSES

    UNA QUINN & NEIL CAMPBELL

    SERA SONGS

    TRANDOSHAN HUNTERS

    CHRIS INGRAM

    EMMI MANTEAU

    LOGANS CLOSE

    GEORGIA AND THE VINTAGE YOUTH

    HAZEL SIAN

    +MANY MORE

    SUPPORTED BY BBC SCOTLAND'S VIC GALLOWAY, BBC WALES BETHAN ELFYN and PLAID REP CARRIE HARPER.

    “Over the years I have witnessed on many occasions just how integral the station has become to the Wrexham Community. Wrexham deserves a community radio station and in my role as a Member of the Senedd for Wrexham, I will do all I can to support this venture.”

    - Lesley Griffiths, Senedd Member for Wrexham

    The overarching aim of WCB is to promote community development, economic regeneration and lifelong learning through the production and delivery of programmes through local broadcast media.

    We will provide a platform to encourage and facilitate empowerment, lifelong learning and access to community radio to everyone, welcoming all people whatever their protected characteristics.

    We have 35 dedicated volunteers with the number growing daily, with experience in delivering high quality, community radio in the Wrexham area.

    WCB has a remit to provide training that will develop confidence, self-esteem and motivational skills to improve the quality of life of the community of Wrexham.

    There are few opportunities where people from all backgrounds can access a free resource locally, both in terms of training and as a social platform. WCB will work closely with local schools, colleges and social and physical rehabilitation centres to offer training and educational placements.

    WCB will provide training to encourage social integration and media literacy to improve the integration of young people into the workplace. We will work closely with schools and sixth form colleges, as well as Communities First areas, and rehabilitation centres throughout North Wales to provide work experience and promote media literacy.

    Wrexham Community Broadcasting consists of the former staff and volunteers of the former Calon Communications Limited (CCL) organisation, and as such has 13 years experience in running an award-winning community radio station for Wrexham. This group is also supported by the Wales Community Radio Network, which consists of all station managers of community radio stations in Wales, of which the Calon FM station manager was a founding member.

    “We at Clwyd Special Riding Centre have been incredibly grateful to have radio ‘air’ time with Calon FM and with Dave Williams. He and you have given us an extra ‘voice out into the community. This is something that we need now more than ever before.”

    - Victoria Everall, Clwyd Special Riding Centre Trustee

    Contact Us

    calon@wrexhamcb.live

    https://www.wrexhamcb.live/

    Updates

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    • Heather Wilson4 months ago
      Heather Wilson

      Heather Wilson

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      https://calon.fm/news/thank-you-diolch

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    • Heather Wilson4 months ago
      Heather Wilson

      Heather Wilson

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much for all of your donations so far! Every contribution supports us in being able to get back to our mission of community broadcasting. There are just 5 more days to donate to our crowd funder and we'd love to hit our target of £1000 by then! Let's keep going!

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    • Heather Wilson5 months ago
      Heather Wilson

      Heather Wilson

      5 months ago

      5 hours of Artists and Bands showing their support for Wrexham's Calon FM! ----> https://www.facebook.com/cegtv

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    Supporters

    52

    • Helen Coxon

      Helen Coxon

      Jun 28, 2021

      £10.00

    • Bev Craddock

      Bev Craddock

      Jun 28, 2021

      Thank-you for doing this. Local radio is important!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2021

      Good luck Calon

    • Rhianwen Pullen

      Rhianwen Pullen

      Jun 27, 2021

      £20.00

    • Kim Patel

      Kim Patel

      Jun 26, 2021

      Lets DO this!

      £40.00

    • Gareth Hall

      Gareth Hall

      Jun 26, 2021

      Sending love and support to all my friends at Calon FM, and everyone who has been listening in. Let's keep this wonderful community resource going 🙂

      £40.00

    • Steve Breeze

      Steve Breeze

      Jun 25, 2021

      £20.00

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    Heather Wilson

    Heather Wilson

    Wrexham

    I'm an illustrator, community arts facilitator, podcaster and one of the Directors of Wrexham Community Broadcasting CIC. I was a volunteer presenter at the previous incarnation of Calon FM for three years on culture show 'Home Is Where the Art Is'. www.wrexhamcb.live

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