Plans for a new, internet based Community Radio station in Brierley Hill are on track following the recommendation of a £850 grant from the town’s Community First panel.
Lead by local resident and volunteer Andrew Rigby, the radio station is trying to identify premises in Brierley Hill. Following donations of equipment and other help the Community First grant will enable the group to buy the public broadcasting licences it will require.
Owned and operated by local people from the Brierley hill area, volunteer roles at BHCR provide students and trainees with a chance to learn professional-level skills in all areas of media production. They can learn to make documentaries or mix live music. They can find out how the record industry works with radio stations and can develop interview skills, design their own cd cover, learn how the process of uploading their music online with mp3 tabs and covers included.
Learning these things as a volunteer also allows volunteers to develop the best skill of all: their own sense of inner motivation, discipline and confidence in a working environment.
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