Flipside Radio

This weekend, 3rd to 6th December, our very own Creedy and Shack are over at Flipside Radio in Chester. Have a listen to excellent community radio, with loads of live music sessions and community involvement. And have a look at their fablulous website. (Hopefully we will get some volunteers to make a swish website like that!).

We'll be back after Christmas, with a pop-up FM broadcast in February here in the Calder Valley here on Recycle Radio.

Work in progress

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You can listen to previous shows here on Mixcloud, (also being updated)


The Calderdale town of Hebden Bridge has never had a local radio station. In 2013 we conducted a survey which showed there was a significant amount of interest within the local community not just to listen to such a station but to be an active part of delivering the service.

Following a successful model trialled in Leeds, Salford and Chester, we devised a strategy that will ultimately lead to a full-time community radio station focusing on the needs of the listenership. The programme was devised in order to address a number of different needs within the community:

  • Provision of entertainment/information to listeners
  • Allowing people to learn and develop new transferable skills regardless of age, enhancing their self-confidence
  • Enhancing community cohesion
  • Promoting local interest groups, artists and musicians
  • Tackling issues of loneliness and social exclusion in the local area

The first stage of this, carried out in July 2014, was a four day, live-streamed Internet broadcast coinciding with the Yorkshire legs of the Tour de France. Listening figures for the weekend were well into 4 figures at peak. On the run-up to the event, 58 members of the local community accessed free training in software, radio production and presenting. Throughout the 4 days 157 people were involved in presenting show or in a technical and support capacity.







Thanks for listening!


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