Volunteers wanted for Shropshire’s new online community radio station
Shropshire’s new online community radio station has issued an urgent call for volunteers to help with its growth in 2022.
INTune Radio says it wants to hear from anyone interested in getting involved both behind the microphone and behind the scenes as it plans for a year of expansion over the next 12 months.
The station is currently available 24/7 on https://intune-radio.co.uk, with a mix of music and on-demand programming, but has big plans to develop a 24 hour schedule. 24 hours over the next year. covering all parts of the county.
Station founder Wayne Flynn said more volunteers were urgently needed to help carry out the expansion plan and there were roles for everyone at the growing station. .
“We are a community interest business and have a passion for providing content that reflects the whole of Shropshire and in particular communities that are underrepresented at the moment,” said Wayne.
“We have already launched our new breakfast show and are planning new additions to our program over the coming months. But we really need more volunteers to help us take it to the next level.
“We want to hear from anyone interested in radio who has ideas for shows, wants to present on air or record interviews, or has skills in audio production or engineering.
“But we also need volunteers to help us with all behind-the-scenes activities, such as marketing, social media, web and graphic design, advertising and community engagement. We already have a fabulous team of almost 30 INTunerz – but we would love to welcome many more hands to help us.
Marketing consultant Jon Hepburn of Wem-based Fedora Consultancy is already part of the INTune team and says the station offers a great opportunity for anyone interested in broadcasting.
“It has been absolutely fascinating to be part of creating a truly grassroots community station that spans the entire county and has a particular focus on telling the stories of community groups, charities and businesses.
“I had no radio experience before signing up, but I loved being at the start of a fabulous project that has such great potential for growth and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.”
Ruth Martin, of Martin & Jones Marketing in Oswestry, uses her specialist knowledge to help coordinate the station’s social media activity.
“It was wonderful to see the response the new shows have had across the county and the goodwill so many people have shown towards INTune. By volunteering, you not only help tell some of the most inspiring stories in county and support its noblest causes, but you will also join a great team.
Wayne said plans for growth in 2022 were well advanced, with the station already recording new shows featuring interviews with some of Shropshire’s most inspiring people, as well as the best music and local bands, giving future stars the opportunity to gain valuable airtime, increase their notoriety and reach new audiences.
INTune Radio will soon be available online and via smart speakers with an app for smartphones and tablets also in development.
Wayne – a Shrewsbury-based businessman – said the station also offered advertising and sponsorship opportunities for Shropshire businesses seeking exposure.
“We would love to talk to any local businesses that want to expand their visibility and also play a part in supporting the wider community. We can offer true exclusivity and dynamic messaging.
To listen to INTune Radio visit https://intune-radio.co.uk and for more details on how to get involved as a volunteer or as a company email Wayne at info@intune -radio.co.uk.