Corinium Radio Gets On the Right Track

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Corinium Radio volunteer and presenter Tony Coleman is looking forward to being on the right track with a programme he has lined up for March 10th.

Tony, who is a spokesman for the Cirencester-based community radio station and presenter of its Town Crier news magazine programme, is featuring an interview about a local steam heritage railway and music tracks from the ’60s in the live lunch time show.

Guest on the show will be Philip Young, Recruitment Director of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust. The reason for his visit is to showcase a Volunteer Recruitment Fair which the railway is planning to hold on April 1st and 2nd.

This will give those interested an opportunity to see behind the scenes and find out where they would be working if they volunteered with the organisation. Philip says it will also give those who go along an insight into why volunteering with the GWSR is so special.

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is one of the major tourist attractions in the Cotswolds and welcomed over 100000 visitors last year.

And just like Corinium Radio, it relies on volunteers to keep steam up and the wheels turning. It needs more volunteers to help it operate an extended railway from Broadway in the near future.Likewise Corinium Radio also needs additional volunteers to enable it to bring a host of future plans to fruition.

The GWSR volunteer weekend takes place at Toddington Railway Station.

My favourite music tracks come from the ’60s and I love steam railways. I’m really chuffed that I’m able to combine the two on this occasion.

Tony Coleman

The Town Crier goes out live on Corinium Radio every Friday between 12:00 noon and 14:00 with repeats every Sunday and Tuesday.

Looking down the track to the future, there’s lots more in store for Corinium Radio over the next few months: If things go according to plan there could be a real treat in store for local garden enthusiasts – all with the help of Corinium Radio.

To gardeners the magic word are Chelsea Flower Show, and while the radio station might not be able to bring the main event to Cirencester it’s hoping to get the town involved with the fringe organisation related to it. It is possible for links to be made with the Chelsea Fringe and Corinium Radio aims to get Cirencester involved. It’s early days yet but watch this space, we’ll keep you fully in the picture.

The Chelsea Fringe is definitely not limited to London: In 2016 there were not only UK satellites in Aberdeen, Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge and Kent but also further afield, where Australia, Italy, Slovenia and Japan hosted Chelsea Fringe events.

For Cirencester the whole thing could be blooming amazing!!

If you’d like to volunteer at Corinium Radio contact us on or call Carole Boydell on 07776 144033. Keep watching our website for programme information and, of course, to listen in.