TWO Wells Blue School students boosted their hope of careers in the media by working at GFM.
Lowri Whiskerd and Fiona McCudden had successfully applied to spend their work experience week at the community radio station for Glastonbury, Street and Wells.
“We learnt a lot, had lots of new experiences and a really enjoyable week,” said Lowri.
“We learnt how about the running of a radio station and how to produce and edit a radio show.”
The girls’ mentor was Bob Lloyd, GFM’s studio manager who helped them make their own recording for broadcast, and they helped Allan Trinder present his Community Show on Thursday afternoon.
We have been introducing new shows to the station over the past few months and it’s about time we shouted about them over the next few days.
First up is the World beat show between 8pm and 9pm on Tuesdays presented by Jem Smith.
Jem has presented World Music shows on Greenwich FM and WNK Radio. On his travels he has amassed a collection of old vintage vinyl and cassettes, which he likes to share on World Beat. He has DJ’d at The Jazz Café supporting the Bhundu Boys. World Beat is a soundscape of African, Fusion, Folk, Americana and much more.
Each show combines a mix of melody, voice, rhythm and unusual instruments.
Join World Beat for news on the latest releases, vintage recordings and discover new bands and gigs in our area
A small monthly contribution will really help your Community Radio Station. We depend on your help to keep running.
GFM is the community radio station for Glastonbury, Street, Wells and the surrounding area, broadcasting on 107.1FM and the internet with a licence until May 2019. Our studios are based in the Red Brick Building Centre on the Morlands Enterprise Park in Glastonbury.
GFM is a not for profit organisation run entirely by local volunteers and managed by a Board of Directors as part of a Community Interest Company. Any income generated has to go back into the station for the benefit of the community. We are supported by local businesses and receive some help from trusts and grant giving bodies but the financial help of local people is vital to keep us going.
We give a voice to the local community and the opportunity to get the message out. We really do provide community benefit.
What can you do?
If you enjoy listening to or taking part in GFM and want to support our activities and the local community we serve, you can help by becoming a ‘Friend of GFM’. We need to raise around £1,000 a month to cover licence fees, royalties, premises, rent, insurance and so on. If you can afford to, please consider becoming a ‘Friend of GFM’ and make a monthly donation. A regular financial contribution of £5 or £10 can make such a difference to GFM.
In return you will you will be part of something that makes a difference to you and your community. You will also receive regular information and news about GFM through our newsletter .
You can download a Friends of GFM form now – send it to your bank and let us know you have done it or call us on 01458 8 to ask for one to be posted to you or collect one form the GFM Studio.
Download our application form and send by email to email@example.com or post to GFM Studio, The Red Brick Building Centre Morlands Enterprise Park, Morlands Road, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FT