Radio Victoria is currently the hospital radio for ‘the Vic’ as it’s known locally.
We now have 2 years to get on air. We hope we can do this in 12 months but that means we really need to crack on.
So what do we need?
You! Your creativity, your passion for local events, your ability to fundraise, your love of music, documentaries, news, in fact anyone with positive intent who wants to make a difference to the Fylde Coast.
What we don’t need
People who ONLY want to be “on the radio.” This is community radio and it’s all about making a difference outside of being a great radio station. Yes we will need presenters and good ones of course but my focus as I put together the master plan is on making connections, raising money and demonstrating the power of community radio.
We want to serve the patients at Victoria Hospital with more visits and befriending. We want to serve the Fylde’s harder to reach communities too among younger and older people with events and information. Of course, we want to become a brilliant radio station too!
How can you get involved?
That is easy… just send me an email to radiovictoriablackpool(at)gmail.com and I’ll put you on the newsletter mailing list. I will then soon tell you via email when we are holding the next recruitment meeting which will be next month in Blackpool.
We have a great deal to do in terms of negotiating our primary partnerships, fundraising and connecting with our community in the public, private and third sector so please don’t be offended if we don’t jump at the offer of an hour of Norwegian Nose Flute music just yet.
A huge thank you to those people who’ve supported me in this adventure. More and more of you are seeing that a community radio station for the Fylde Coast is something you’d like to be involved with.
So do join us.
Sean McGinty – Chairman of Radio Victoria CIC