What is the frequency?
Unfortunately we are not guaranteed the same frequency each time we broadcast. Each time we apply for our license, we have to wait until Ofcom grant us the licence to find out the frequency (although it is likely to be 87.7 FM). We will put it on the website as soon as we know.
Why does Corinium Radio only broadcast twice a year?
We broadcast on a Restricted Service Licence, which means we can only broadcast for up to 28 days at a time. Unfortunatley, it is very expensive to get a broadcasting license and it takes us 6 months to raise the funds for a weekend broadcast!
Now that you have a permanent home, will you be broadcasting full time soon?
This will perhaps be a long term aim for Corinium Radio, but we won’t be able to apply for a full time license until 2017 at the earliest. In the mean time, we’re going to take things slowly: one small step at a time!
How can I get involved?
Anyone is welcome to join the team. Meeting dates are posted on the home page of this website, please feel free to drop in to one of our meetings or for more information you can write to our chairperson, Liz Young, at: 15 Reeves Close, Cirencester, GL7 1QR.
Who pays for Corinium Radio?
The original broadcasts were funded by Gloucestershire Arts Partnership and Cotswold District Council. We are still supported by CDC, in terms of officer time, venue and equipment but we still need to do lots of fundraising for licenses etc (it costs over £1000 to broadcast for three days).
Do I need previous experience to get involved with making a programme?
No, we will give support and technical advice. Many of us joined Corinium Radio with no previous experience; it’s amazing how quickly you can pick up the basics.
What area does Corinium Radio cover?
Our license means we are only able to broadcast over the airwaves to Cirencester and the surrounding villages. Since November 2008, we have also been broadcasting to the whole of the United Kingdom, online. Unfortunately, due to costs, we are unable to make our online stream available outside of the UK.
Who listens to Corinium Radio?
We try and provide a range of programmes so that we have something for everyone. We know we can’t please all of the people all of the time but we do our best to provide a variety of programmes about the local community for local people. We are always interested to hear your ideas for programmes.
How many people listen to Corinium Radio?
Because Cirencester is too small an area to be surveyed by RAJAR, (the independent body who calculate how many people are listening to what stations), its difficult to know exactly how many people listen; all we can go on is how many people contact us over the broadcast weekend. We estimate we had 1400 listeners during the July broadcast.
Who runs Corinium Radio?
Corinium Radio is a run by a group of volunteers who have formed a not for profit group. Anyone is welcome to join the group.