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Community Radio for Weston-super-Mare

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Community Radio for Weston-super-Mare

Community Radio for Weston-super-Mare

RadioWSM By RadioWSM

We are looking to establish a full time community radio service for Weston-super-Mare, broadcasting a range of content produced by and for the community.

Weston-super-Mare Delivery stage

pledged of £1,384

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The station will initially broadcast via the internet however our longer term aim is to apply for Ofcom licencing which will allow us to broadcast on FM/DAB. Community radio stations deliver wide benefits to people in the areas in which they broadcast. This includes offering training and work experience opportunities, contributions to local education and providing a voice to those, such as older people or speakers of minority languages, who may find it harder to access the media. RadioWSM will enable local residents to raise issues that are relevant to them, promote community cohesion by bringing together voices from varied cultures and serve sections of our community typically ignored by mainstream media. The station will be run on a not-for-profit basis and staffed entirely by volunteers from the local community. It will cover its operating costs through membership subscriptions and local community advertising.

What we'll deliver:

  • Broadcast unique content produced exclusively by and for the community
  • Provide a media platform to any and all local residents
  • Promote and celebrate cultural diversity within Weston-super-Mare

Why it's a great idea:

Weston hasn't had it's own community radio station for many years, our residents need a platform to bring issues relevant to them to the rest of the community. RadioWSM will exist purely for the benefit of our community and will contribute to our community by promoting the celebration of cultural diversity within the town, provide training and work experience in radio broadcasting and providing a community focus for our residents.

Steps to get it done:

  • Publish our website and mobile app
  • Secure a studio location and purchase more equipment

We are already broadcasting via our website a selection of music, pre-recorded content (some of which is produced locally) and an hourly local news bulletin. The station is currently operated by a group of local volunteers and broadcasts from a temporary location until we can find a suitable permanent home within the town. We have active social media accounts including Twitter and our own Facebook group numbering just shy of 200. For more information and to tune in to our live stream:


Location Weston-super-Mare

About the space

Custom Location


North Somerset Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,383

Website/App Development - £500 (36%)
Annual Licence/Streaming Fees - £350 (25%)
Studio Furniture - £200 (14%)
Annual Hosting - £200 (14%)
Other - £133 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Website/App Development
Annual Licence/Streaming Fees
Studio Furniture
Annual Hosting
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use any over funding to continue to purchase new equipment for the station

Total £1,383

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We will need office furniture in order to create a studio; desks/chairs etc

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