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