Posted by Bill Best
Filed under Radio Industry

Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR) is pleased to announce that on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 8am the station will officially launch on 104.4FM.

On-Air Director Hal MacLean (52) adds:

“Through FM we are committed to share, showcase and celebrate what is going on in and around Chelmsford, whilst providing the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to access, develop and build radio skills. This is an exciting time for the City and we are very proud to be here.”

Off-Air Director Matthew Eaves (37) said:

“This is a big moment for our volunteers who have worked very hard these past three years to bring local radio home to Chelmsford. Launching on FM is the latest phase of our five year plan for the station; the next phases include the refit of our studios, building our fundraising Coffee Shop into a Community Hub, setting up Radio Centres in local schools, launching our new website and app plus the launch of our second radio channel, CCR2.”

Tune into 104.4FM from 7am for a build up to 8am when the Station will officially launch with Luke Barnard (21) presenting, and special guests and supporters throughout the day.

FACTS:
  • CCR produces over 80 hours of live locally produced shows each week from two studios in Moulsham Mill on Parkway
  • CCR is a Community Interest Company run entirely by unpaid Volunteers and unpaid Directors
  • Station is funded by profits made from ‘Coffee at the Mill’, our Coffee Shop based in Moulsham Mill
  • Station Patron is Princess Elettra Marconi
  • Broadcasting online continuously since January 2014 (chelmsfordcommunityradio.com, Tunein)
  • Ofcom awarded CCR Community Broadcast Licence in July 2015.
  • 78 volunteers are active at the station, the youngest is 13, the oldest 74
  • Drive at Five is anchored by volunteers under the age of 18
  • Eight volunteers have moved onto jobs in commercial radio
  • Every show is produced in Chelmsford, with the exception of one from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and one from Backnang in Germany (Chelmsford’s Twin Town)
  • Takeover Programming includes shows by The Girl Guides, InterAct charity, Chelmsford Rotary and Chelmsford Talking Newspaper
  • Station has an outside broadcast unit (you may have seen it at Chelmsford Firework Night, Pride, Fling Festival, Admirals Park)
  • Aerial funded by volunteers fundraising, and a contribution from The Inclusion Trust
  • Disability Studio funded by National Lottery Awards for All
  • Community Hub funded by National Lottery Awards for All
  • Fully licensed (OFCOM / PRS / PPL) and insured
  • Waiting list to join CCR as a volunteer, freeze until August 2017
  • Catch up on entire CCR archive online (over 9000 shows) at mixcloud.com/chelmsfordcr
  • Twitter: ChelmsfordCR
  • Facebook: ChelmsforCR
  • Youtube: ChelmsfordCR

Chelmsford Community Radio C.I.C is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales. Community Interest Company Number: 8586315.

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