SWANSBROOK Radio
By   local   people,   for   local   people….   and   for everyone to enjoy… This    is    a    local    internet    radio    service    for    Feckenham    in    North Worcestershire.    Our    aim    is    to    provide    a    locally    produced    radio service    to    encourage    a    sense    of    community    in    the    village    of Feckenham   and   in   the   surrounding   area.   Swansbrook   also   aims   to accumulate    and    curate    a    library    of    audio    recordings    to    form    a historical    record    for    future    generations.    The    station    is    entirely voluntarily run and, to date, is entirely self funded. Swansbrook began broadcasting in July 2016…. A   team   of   experienced   broadcasters   had   previously   experimented with   a   couple   of   week   long   FM   radio   stations   under   the   name   of WAKE   FM.   These   broadcasts   were   popular   and   it   was   felt   worthwhile to    explore    a    more    substantial    offering.    Costs    for    further    FM broadcasts   were   found   to   be   prohibitive   and,   after   a   great   deal   of research,   it   was   decided   to   try   to   establish   a   continuing   service   over the   internet.   Swansbrook   went   on   air   with   a   2   hour   “as   live”   outside broadcast from Feckenham’s annual fair, The Wake. Current Service The    service    now    operating    is    limited    only    by    the    availability    of personnel.   There   is   a   four   hour   “rotation”   of   programmes   playing continuously   24   hours   a   day   and   this   is   refreshed   as   and   when   new programmes   become   available.   Listeners   can   sign   up   to   an   update service   to   be   informed   by   e-mail   of   new   programmes   added   to   the service. In    addition    many    programmes    are    now    available    to    play    “on demand”   or   download   for   listening   when   required.   It   is   this   service which   will   form   the   backbone   of   the   historical   archive   planned   by the station. Swansbrook is managed by…. a   cooperative   committee   which   agrees   on   aims,   membership   and content. The   Founders   are   Stuart   Knowles,   Paul   Furey,   Ian   Bellion   and   Kathy Gee   supported   by   Cathy   Fisher,   Thea   Matthews   and   Phil   Chappell. Technical    research    and    management    is    in    the    hands    of    James Vaughton. The station is non-profitmaking. Get in touch… We’d   love   to   hear   from   you   -      specially   if   you   have   an   idea   for   a programme,   want   to   help   in   any   way,   want   to   advertise   on   air   or even    if    you    just    want    us    to    play    your    favourite    tune!    Click    the Contact    button    at    the    top    of    the    page    or    drop    us    an    e-mail    to radio@swansbrook.com Join us… Swansbrook   is   very   young   -      and   very   small.   We’d   love   to   grow   into   a big    strong    community    radio    station    serving    the    whole    of    North Worcestershire   but   we   can’t   do   it   without   help…   and   that’s   where you   come   in.   If   you   fancy   yourself   as   a   reporter,   a   presenter,   a   writer or   an   organiser…   in   fact   if   you’d   like   to   help   in   any   way   at   all…   we’d love   to   hear   from   you.   Just   send   us   an   e-mail   and   we’ll   get   straight back to you. Great Oaks from little cygnets grow!
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
 2018, 2019 Swansbrook Radio
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
SWANSBROOK Radio
 2018, 2019 Swansbrook Radio
By local people, for local people…. and for everyone to enjoy… This   is   a   local   internet   radio   service   for   Feckenham   in   North   Worcestershire.   Our   aim   is   to   provide   a locally   produced   radio   service   to   encourage   a   sense   of   community   in   the   village   of   Feckenham   and   in the   surrounding   area.   Swansbrook   also   aims   to   accumulate   and   curate   a   library   of   audio   recordings   to form   a   historical   record   for   future   generations.   The   station   is   entirely   voluntarily   run   and,   to   date,   is entirely self funded. Swansbrook began broadcasting in July 2016…. A       team       of       experienced       broadcasters       had       previously experimented    with    a    couple    of    week    long    FM    radio    stations under   the   name   of   WAKE   FM.   These   broadcasts   were   popular and   it   was   felt   worthwhile   to   explore   a   more   substantial   offering. Costs   for   further   FM   broadcasts   were   found   to   be   prohibitive and,    after    a    great    deal    of    research,    it    was    decided    to    try    to establish    a    continuing    service    over    the    internet.    Swansbrook went    on    air    with    a    2    hour    “as    live”    outside    broadcast    from Feckenham’s annual fair, The Wake. Current Service The    service    now    operating    is    limited    only    by    the    availability    of    personnel.    There    is    a    four    hour “rotation”   of   programmes   playing   continuously   24   hours   a   day   and   this   is   refreshed   as   and   when   new programmes   become   available.   Listeners   can   sign   up   to   an   update   service   to   be   informed   by   e-mail   of new programmes added to the service. In   addition   many   programmes   are   now   available   to   play   “on   demand”   or   download   for   listening   when required. It is this service which will form the backbone of the historical archive planned by the station. Swansbrook is managed by…. a   cooperative   committee   which   agrees   on   aims,   membership and content. The   Founders   are   Stuart   Knowles,   Paul   Furey,   Ian   Bellion   and Kathy   Gee   supported   by   Cathy   Fisher,   Thea   Matthews   and   Phil Chappell.   Technical   research   and   management   is   in   the   hands of James Vaughton. The station is non-profitmaking. Get in touch… We’d   love   to   hear   from   you   -      specially   if   you   have   an   idea   for   a   programme,   want   to   help   in   any   way, want   to   advertise   on   air   or   even   if   you   just   want   us   to   play   your   favourite   tune!   Click   the   Contact button at the top of the page or drop us an e-mail to radio@swansbrook.com Join us… Swansbrook   is   very   young   -      and   very   small.   We’d   love   to   grow   into   a   big   strong   community   radio station   serving   the   whole   of   North   Worcestershire   but   we   can’t   do   it   without   help…   and   that’s   where you   come   in.   If   you   fancy   yourself   as   a   reporter,   a   presenter,   a   writer   or   an   organiser…   in   fact   if   you’d like   to   help   in   any   way   at   all…   we’d   love   to   hear   from   you.   Just   send   us   an   e-mail   and   we’ll   get   straight back to you. Great Oaks from little cygnets grow!
Outside broadcast at The Wake Paul Furey (left) on air.
Ian Bellion and Stuart Knowles