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Help GFM – Update

May 20th, 2019

Thank you for your donations so far, GFM has been able to pay PPL & PRS

 

We are now raising £1,682.20 to pay PMSE (£832.00) & Ofcom (£850) to help keep GFM 96.6 on air, playing the music you love, & news, information & advice  

 

Gloucestershire longest running community radio, GFM 96.6 will have been broadcasting to the citizens of Gloucester and beyond for 19 years on 6th October

The vision of GFM is to Empower, Educate & Entertain, through Music, News, Information & Advice

GFM became a member of the Community Radio Association in 2001, the CRA is now known as the Community Media Association, and GFM is a member of the CMA.

GFM community radio provides radio services to individuals who are otherwise under-served by such services, it facilitates discussion and the expression of opinions that might not be aired on mainstream radio stations, provides training and better understanding of the community and the strengthening of links within it.

GFM is unique in what it delivers to listeners, GFM promotes the delivery of services provided by local authorities and other public services, economic development and of social enterprises, employment, opportunities for the gaining of work experience, social inclusion; cultural and linguistic diversity, civic participation and volunteering.

There are currently 53 volunteers from 16 – 60 plus involved with GFM, we are constantly being approached by young people who want to join the GFM Family to do work experience, sadly we don’t have the finance to get the resources required to accommodate the requests. We are seeking on-going support to help fund the new wave of presenters, DJs, producers, and those wanting to get into media within our community.

Through out the life time of GFM there have been 100’s of volunteers that have received in training and have completed GFM 5 day accredited radio production training and have gone to university.

With your help it’s very much the GFM family desire to continue broadcasting to the citizen of Gloucester and beyond, we want to continue to serve the community and to give the same opportunities to those that have seen success and are now doing what they love.

You can help us to do this, by donating online via www.gloucesterfm.com, or set up monthly direct debit, the information is on the website. If you would like to pop in and meet us and give a donation please telephone 01452 525425 to make arrangements

LONG TERM – we need regular support from our listeners through a one-off donation, or regular direct debit payment.

If 100,000 people gave just £3 each GFM could run for another 12 years

If 50,000 people gave just £3 GFM could run for another 6 years

If 25,000 people gave just £3 GFM could run for another 3 years

Just £5 could help with training, community events, new shows and facilities

Just £3 could help with the running costs including rent and license fees.

If you’d like to HELP GFM you can set up regular direct debit online at https://www.gloucesterfm.com/ or for a one off donation

Help GFM Today

April 18th, 2019

Weʼre raising £2,262 to pay PPL & PRS £579.49, PMSE £832.00 & Ofcom £850 to help keep GFM 96.6 on-air playing the music you love, news, information & advice

Gloucester FM 96.6 is Gloucestershire longest running community radio, on the 6th October 2019 GFM will have been broadcasting to the citizens of Gloucester and beyond for 19 years

The vision of GFM is to Empower, Educate & Entertain, through Music, News, Information & Advice

GFM became a member of the community radio association in 2001, the CRA is now known as the Community Media Association, and GFM is a member of the CMA.

GFM community radio provides radio services to individuals who are otherwise under-served by such services, it facilitates discussion and the expression of opinions that might not be aired on mainstream radio stations, provides training and better understanding of the community and the strengthening of links within it.

GFM is unique in what it delivers to listeners, GFM promotes the delivery of services provided by local authorities and other public services, economic development and of social enterprises, employment, opportunities for the gaining of work experience, social inclusion; cultural and linguistic diversity, civic participation and volunteering.

There are currently 49 volunteers from 16 – 60 plus involved with GFM, we are constantly being approached by young people who want to join the GFM Family to do work experience, sadly we don’t have the finance to get the resources required to accommodate the requests. We are seeking on-going support to help fund the new wave of presenters, DJs, producers, and those wanting to get into media within our community.

Through out the life time of GFM there have been 100’s of volunteers that have recived in training and have completed GFM 5 day accredited radio production training and have gone to university.

With your help its very much the GFM family desire to continue broadcasting to the citizen of Gloucester and beyond, we want to continue to serve the community and to give the same opportunities to those that have seen success and are now doing what they love. You can help us to do this, by donating online via www.gloucesterfm.com, or set up monthly direct debit, the information is on the website. If you would like to pop in and meet us and give a donation please telephone 01452 525425 to make arrangements

LONG TERM – we need regular support from our listeners through a one-off donation, or regular direct debit payment.

If 100,000 people gave just £3 each GFM could run for another 12 years

If 50,000 people gave just £3 GFM could run for another 6 years

If 25,000 people gave just £3 GFM could run for another 3 years

Just £5 could help with training, community events, new shows and facilities

Just £3 could help with the running costs including rent and license fees.

If you’d like to HELP GFM you can set up regular direct debit online at https://www.gloucesterfm.com/ or for a one off donation

Jamaican Prime Minister London Speech 20th April 2018

April 23rd, 2018

Jamaican Prime Minister speech last Friday in London:-

#OPMLive London edition at Ruach CityChurches Kilburn

Posted by Andrew Holness on Friday, 20 April 2018

Local News Bulletins on GFM 96.6

May 30th, 2013

 GFM 96.6 (GloucesterFM) bring you the local news (every second hour during the day, weekdays: 10 am; 12pm; 2pm; 4 pm & 6pm.) in conjunction with "The Citizen" local newspaper. These are brought to you by a team of dedicated volunteers who travel to the GFM studio every morning: if you would like to join this team call 01452 525 425 (office hours)

Click here to find out more about the news behind the local news bulletins & other things happening in our city
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/home

Research Shows Living In Diverse Communities Is Beneficial To Allround Wellbeing

May 30th, 2013

 "So often we read in our newspapers and hear from our politicians that immigration and ethnic diversity adversely affect a neighbourhood, but careful research shows this to be wrong. In fact, the level of deprivation, not diversity, is the key factor that determines these quality of life factors for people in neighbourhoods. So our research demonstrates the disadvantages of living in deprived areas but the positives of living in ethnically diverse areas." (Professor James Nazroo: Manchester University)

READ MORE – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/30/ethnic-diverse-neighbourhood_n_3359237.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk

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