About Oystermouth Radio
We are located just down the road from Wales second city Swansea, in the picturesque fishing village of Oystermouth, which is the historical centre of the community of Mumbles on the Gower Coast, the UK's first ever designated area of outstanding beauty. Oystermouth Radio is a fully licensed online community radio station, a project of The Mumbles Development Trust, a not for profit limited company and member of the Association of Development Trusts.
Our mission originally started in late January 2011 from our Dunns Lane base which we share with the Oriel Bach art gallery and Mumbles Development Trust. We refitted our studio, secured a sponsorship deal for equipment with the Mumbles Development Trust, raised funds and recruited volunteers ready for our official albeit 'quiet' launch date in September of the same year. Now, from September 2016 we will be broadcasting from our NEW studio in the buildings at Mumbles Pier (we would like to thank the pier owners, the Bollom family for this opportunity) that was constructed by our volunteer base. We very much share the Mumbles Development Trust philosophy of operating as a community project with educational and charitable aims and furthermore strive to be a vital media conduit for the community, its members, the wider Swansea community, Nationally and Internationally. With eighteen volunteers on board we get by and work tirelessly at fund raising. It is fair to say that Oystermouth Radio has been well received within the community but what took us by surprise was the way that we have been received abroad.
Volunteering often brings rewards and Oystermouth Radio is a prime example of this.
We currently have thirty two volunteers on board and will be looking to average out at about eighty during 2012 which should then be enough to allow us to comfortably begin 'live broadcasting'. Our volunteer programme offers people the opportunity to experience life in radio production. Our volunteers are a diverse mixture of people. Some are experienced in the industry and others are 'having a go' for the first time. Age is certainly no barrier as we operate with young people, eager to gain that all important experience on their CV and people of retirement age, who have always wondered, 'what if. . ?'
People who have joined us have not only done so because they want to work in radio! Some have just come along to get out of the house and a good number of others are with us to share and learn administration skills which we offer in our support roles.
Its a fabulous sector to be in and the industry is fast moving, exciting and you never, ever know what's around the corner.
Oystermouth Radio is now broadcasting live online.
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