Stroud FM is a community radio station - that is, ordinary members of the public are let loose on air, after they have been trained, to play an eclectic mix of music and cover the news and views of the Five Valleys.All Stroud FM Presenters are volunteers, as are most of the backroom staff who keep the station on air.
Stroud FM broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There is a Breakfast show and a Drive Time programme that are specifically aimed at reporting and reflecting upon local news and events.There are also specialist music programmes including prog rock, world, urban, Cajun, country & indie. You name it, and Stroud FM probably plays it - contact us if you have a specific playlist or song you would like to hear!
How to get on air
Stroud FM runs run radio & broadcast courses for the general public as well as training the more marginalised groups in our society such as single mums, ex-offenders, recovering addicts, long-term unemployed & other vulnerable groups. We have seen people transformed as Stroud FM has have boosted their skills and confidence. This work has been recognised with Awards from the Prince's Trust and Stroud Town Council.
Stroud FM is funded by donations, Grants, advertisers, running training courses and fundraising events.In these tough times, Stroud FM needs all the help it can get in order to keep on broadcasting, so any support you can give is gratefully received.
Advertising rates on Stroud FM are modest & you are promoted on airandon our website. Contactsales@stroudfm.co.uk.Not only do you get great publicity, you support a vibrant & vital community project.
How is Stroud FM structured?
Stroud FM is a " not for profit" company limited by guarantee with charitable aims, governed by a volunteer board of directors.
The Future for Stroud FM?
The directors of Stroud FM, having considered the latest financial position, feel that the station has a breathing space to continue whilst all options are being fully considered. Stroud FM particularly wishes to thank all those who have thus far donated and fundraised to enable them to reach this decision. The situation at Stroud FM will be kept under continuous review and updates will be provided regularly. Significant funds are still needed to maintain the station on air in the longer term. Anyone wishing to donate, advertise or sponsor Stroud FM should contact 01453 757492 or visit the website at www.stroudfm.co.uk
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