What is Bridport FM?
Bridport FM is all about radio! It provides free training for any member of the community over the age of 15 to learn to make radio programmes.Trainees are expertly guided from the initial “How do I turn this recorder on?” to the satisfaction of the finished product. The training programme is expertly run by Georgie Green and Debra Hearne from our project partners Windrose Rural Media Trust.
Bridport FM is the first part of an innovative three-year project run by Bridport Arts Centre and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Year One will culminate in September 2012 with a temporary radio station, Bridport FM, that will run from the arts centre for one week. The radio station will broadcast all the programmes made in the community and much live content. It will offer a prominent platform to local bands, musicians, poets, writers, groups and societies to showcase their work.
A cornerstone of the project is to offer older and younger members of the community the chance to work together creatively. The Bridport FM project will explore the idea of The Good Citizen and Bridport’s Rights Respecting Town aspirations through its work