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 2014. Our studios are based by the Red Brick Building Centre on the Moorlands Enterprise Park in Glastonbury.
GFM is a not for profit organisation run almost 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.
With over 200 volunteers in less than three years, many more local community groups having a voice on air as well as over 100 local musicians getting a chance to reach a wider audience, 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 can make such a difference; 100 ‘Friends of GFM’ paying £5 a month will raise nearly half of our costs; 200 will keep us going and going and going!
In return you will receive regular information and news about GFM through our newsletter, as well as other benefits such as reduced price entry to GFM events and automatic competition entry. Above all you will be part of something that makes a difference to you and your community.
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 835299 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or post to GFM Studio, The Red Brick Building Centre, Moorlands Enterprise Park, Moorlands Road, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FT
Glastonbury FM’s Second songwriting competition. We are giving listeners from the South West a great oppertunity to play some of the best festivals in the area and some other great prizes.
These are prizes that a national competition would offer and entries are limited to a 25 mile radius of Glastonbury, the span of acts we have on Thursday Live. We as a radio station are proud of our local music scene and pleased to be a part of it.
Entries for the contest close on 3rd April 2015 at 2100. Finalists will be announced on 10th April 2015
The prizes are:
To play on the GFM Stage at this years Godney Gathering amongst a stella line up of acts in this widely aclaimed one day music festival on a prime slot and a festival which will sell out
To play on the main Marquee Stage at the Farmfestival near Bruton alongside some great up and coming acts. The Farmfestival has a great reputation and sells out every year. You will have a great weekend and be part of a brilliant occasion.
To play The Otters Pocket Stage at The Sat in a Field Festival at Cheddar in a sell out festival with a growing reputation and a fantastic party atmosphere. This will be a top acoustic songwriters prize.
On all of the above festival prizes they include event passes for the acts.
A £50 Jaywalk Guitars Voucher. Street’s premier music shop.
A great prize from Jelli Records who are a great promoter of the local music scene.
We will have a finals night at the amazing Bocabar Venue in Glastonbury on Saturday 16th May for you to peform your entry a great chance for all our finalists and they will also get a chance to play a session on Thursday Live our show which covers the local music scene presented by Ian Liversidge.
You can enter via the Eventbrite link below
or by post or dropping your entry into
The Red Brick Building Centre
Morlands Enterprise Park
Adult entries are £10 for one song and £15 for two
Concession are £7 for one song and £10 for two
Last years winners
All entries into the competition will recieve airplay on Glastonbury FM so it will make your entry worthwhile. All entry fees will help Glastonbury FM the community radio station for Glastonbury, Street and Wells to support the great people we have in our area. Glastonbury FM is a not for profit station and is run soley by volunteers.