Weʼve raised £375 to Support Your Local Community Internet Station Soundwave Radio North Devon
- Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2023
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During Lockdown the need for up to date local information became even more important than ever. So Up Close Theatre. a not for profit organisation, launched a local internet / smart speaker radio station to serve the needs of those in North Devon who were confined to their homes, sometimes in very rural areas.
Funds to support the station, were to come from ticket sales of performances from the theatre company and sponsorship for the station. In the current economic situation both these revenue streams have dried up due to lack of funds available from local businesses and restrictions on performances.
We are therefore looking to raise a sum of £5000 which will cover the costs of running the station for the next 10 -12 months in order that we can then obtain future funds as the economic outlook improves.
We currently broadcast over 30 hours of locally produced content and the aim is to double this over the next year. We are mainly a talk based station with shows covering local news, events, arts, sports, etc. but do have some genre based music shows as well. Our reach has grown each month since we launched and we would like to expand our reach by creating Android and Apple apps and eventually look to broadcast on a DBS platform.
If you want to check out our programs you can listen on www.soundwaveradio.co.uk or follow us on Facebook at Soundwave Radio North Devon.
All our presenters are local volunteers, many of whom have had no previous broadcasting experience and nobody is paid a salary. We would therefore be extremely grateful if you could support us during his particular period and thank you for any contribution you can make whether big or small.
- 3 years ago
Peter Lawrence3 years ago
5% of our total already raised, so thank you to those that have donated so far. Tune in at www.soundwaveradio.co.uk any evening to hear are locally produced shows.
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Aug 7, 2021
Unable , sadly, to get to Up Close Theatre's performance of 'War of the Worlds' on the 15th so this donation instead.
Jun 19, 2021
Good luck, from The Bloke That Rocked!
Jun 18, 2021
Good luck with the fundraising :-)
Jun 17, 2021
Hope you raise the funds you need to keep the station going
Jun 16, 2021
Ali and Tim
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Well done Sharon
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