Oldham Community Radio is asking for your help as a matter of urgency.
The station’s annual fund raising Radiothon broadcast will be on-air for two weeks from Halloween – October 31st – a pretty “scary” date at the best of times, but for the volunteers at the studios in Tommyfield Market, the need to renew broadcast equipment which is showing major signs of wear and tear, has never been greater.
Phil Edmonds, technical director, said “We were originally planning to broadcast the Radiothon as usual in March but the lock down prevented us from going ahead until now. It’s a major fund raising effort for the station during which we rely heavily on the generousity of the local community to help with regular running costs”.
Like many broadcasters, the way in which the station is likely to need to operate in a post-COVID world has to be both flexible and innovative, with technologies such as remote off-site broadcasting and, like many, utilising digital platforms to allow guests to contribute to the many popular programme strands on-air seven days a week. To enable this, present computer systems need to be dramatically upgraded as soon as possible.
If you would like to contribute to the 2020 Radiothon please visit the website www.oldhamcommunityradio.com/