HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SEVEN WEEKS TO SAVE SALFORD CITY RADIO
 

Star date: 13th February 2017

STATION STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AS SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS FUNDING

Salford City Radio has until the end of March to raise £10,000, otherwise it may close as Salford City Council is proposing a total cut in its funding from April. The station, which will be ten years old in September, needs to show Ofcom that it is viable before it can get its broadcasting licence renewed.

Full details here...


Salford City Radio has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £10,000 before the end March to save itself from closing. Salford City Council is proposing to cut all of its £25,000 subsidy in the current budget proposals for the next financial year (see here), and Ofcom has to see viable accounts for the station by the end of March before it will renew its licence.

With 49 days left, the station has currently raised £2,380. Amazingly, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett, who will be proposing the budgets cuts at the full meeting of Salford Council this month, is backing the campaign to save the station, which is housed in a Council building at the back of the Swinton Civic Centre.

"This station gives a voice to those that wouldn't have one otherwise" says studio manager Chris Bell "It gives volunteers, young and old, a brilliant chance to learn new skills and grow their confidence. It would be a tragedy if it went to the wall. But honestly, I know the people of Salford are going to get behind us..."

Salford City Radio is run by 83 volunteers, aged between 18 and 85, who all have shows, and have paid a 50p per week fee to take part since the Council slashed the station's grant by £15,000 two years ago (see here).

"Before I started at the station I just felt like a woman, a minority, like a nobody at that time" says Sufiya Rehman, part time studio manager "But coming here I was able to express myself through radio and now, through my programme, I am the person for people who don't have that platform."

The award-winning station has shows that cover everything from minority interests, to sport, heritage and, of course, local music, providing a platform for sounds and views that wouldn't otherwise normally be aired.

"We are proud of our many awards and achievements over many years" says Councillor Jim King, Chair of Salford City Radio "Our work has been commended locally, regionally and nationally. The quality of our work is therefore not in doubt. In launching this funding campaign we intend that the 'Voice of Salford' continues on air serving the many and diverse communities of your city."

The danger of Salford City Radio closing comes hard on the heels of Salford Online shutting down recently, leaving any notion of community involvement in the so-called 'Media City' almost dead and buried.


To donate to Salford City Radio's Crowdfunder – click here

For further details and to listen to Salford City Radio check its website – click here

Salford man wrote
at 9:01:58 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Not surprising given the manager walked and volunteers have been left to run the place themselves
 
Salford lad wrote
at 1:01:45 AM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Both of its listeners are really going to miss Salford radio!
 
Salford lad wrote
at 12:52:33 PM on Monday, February 13, 2017
Councillor king the only try voice of Salford is the Salford Star!
 
Pete Martin wrote
at 12:52:08 PM on Monday, February 13, 2017
If you want to do a few gigs to raise money I would be happy to participate.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Live Events
Salford Star contact
Salford Star
Salford Star print
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD DOGS4US SEES PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY PROTEST
Mary Ferrer you are comparing apples and pears. Cigarettes and alcohol are not living organisms! Dogs fall ill particularly puppie... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2017 OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
just wanna thank salford star for standing by us ting n ting ... [more]
article: SALFORD DOGS4US SEES PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY PROTEST
Salford lad. The licensing department I am sure could find the time to do unannounced visits to Dogs 4 us. It wouldn't have a grea... [more]
article: SALFORD DOGS4US SEES PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY PROTEST
It is totally shameful that the Council refuse to act. It is a national shame to have the biggest pet shop seller of puppy farm do... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL PROUD OF EDUCATING GREATER MANCHESTER HARROP FOLD SCHOOL PUPILS
Well done Harrop Fold a great achievement. I would like to see the headmaster and all the staff of Harrop Fold change places with... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

LANGWORTHY CORNERSTONE OPEN DAY AND SALFORD HISTORIES FESTIVAL

Star date: 23rd September 2017

LOCAL HISTORY GROUPS AND CORNERSTONE GO BACK TO THE FUTURE

Cornerstone Open Day and Salford Histories Festival
Saturday 30th September 11am-3pm
Langworthy Cornerstone free

Well over a dozen local history groups and community organisations have joined together for a Salford Histories Festival and Langworthy Cornerstone Open Day next Saturday, with competitions, activities, food and more.

Full details here...

MOORS MURDER PLAY COMES TO KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 23rd September 2017

DRAMA OF EVIL KILLERS MYRA HINDLEY AND IAN BRADY

Old Ground
Thursday 28th September to Sunday 8th October
Kings Arms £10/£12

Organised Chaos bring Old Ground to the Kings Arms this week. It's a dramatic account of a specific moment in the horrific story of the Moors Murderers: Myra Hindley's disturbing attempt to deny involvement in the gruesome crimes in a bid for freedom, and Ian Brady's effort to exact revenge on his ex-lover, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION TO REPORT FINDINGS

Star date: 23rd September 2017

HAS POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION ACHIEVED ANYTHING?

In July 2016 the Salford Poverty Truth Commission was launched to drive home some real life honesty to those shaping the city's present and future, and hopefully change something. Has it achieved anything? On October 6th, Commission members will be sharing some results in a free open event that anyone can attend.

Full details here...

SONNETS FROM SALFORD POETRY BOOK HELPS ST ANN’S HOSPICE

Star date: 23rd September 2017

SALFORD POETRY FOR SALFORD PEOPLE

Sounds of Salford Radio's Simon Williams has penned a new collection of poems about Salford people and for Salford people, with subjects ranging from Salford Reds at The Willows, to social cleansing in Langworthy, to a rhyming trip around the city's music history. There's only one hundred copies of the pamphlet, it's £2.50 and all proceed go to St Ann's Hospice.

Full details here...

REVIEW OF ANGELS WITH DIRTY ACCENTS AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 22nd September 2017

STREET ANGELS, DRUGS AND RIPPED WINGS FEELS LIKE HEAVEN

Swearing, drug taking, warring, robbing, homeless angels? It certainly feels like heaven - not - in a slick, new production by R.Kid, where the halos have unravelled big time, and the dark side rears its horns. Angels With Dirty Accents runs at Salford Arts Theatre until 23rd and then from 27th to 30th September.

Full review here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx