Brought to you by the Bees Bash team St Bees Community Radio was created simply to:
1. Ensure people do not feel isolated during lockdown. Through shout outs and collaboration it allows all , especially West Cumbrians, to have something for them to stay in contact and enjoy.
2. Entertain & Collaboration – a platform for locals to get involved in any way they wish. Whether making shows or contributing in any way, all are able to share and feel connected.
3. Support & grow local talent. Many existing and budding performers have a platform to connect and share their talents.
4. Inform. Part of the service is to share local news, stories and information that is relevant to our community.
How it began
A concept between friends has just exploded with interest the purpose is to inform, entertain and ensure people do not feel alone during isolation.
We now have over 40 contributors of local musicians, DJs, locals reading all getting involved and learning new skills and widening their networks.
We aim to provide something for everyone, and most importantly is open to everyone of any age to get involved. If beyond trying to help with metal health and fear during all of this we can help people bolster CVs, help some to find new career ambitions and in case of contributors reach wider audiences then some good will have come from it.
From a standing start with no idea how to do any of this or if possible we have reached well in excess of 10,000 homes in 3 weeks and have many celebrities calling in and leaving messages including Sarah Cox and Matthew Wright . Charlie Door is going to do a show. Mark McLaughlin’s happy hour show has interviews with Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers), Jean Christophe Novelli (TV personality), Toby Buckland (BBC), Peter Sidwell, and much more to come …
Please get in contact if you wish to get involved whether you want to showcase your music, be a presenter, make jingles, read the weather – every one is welcome!
Only one month after start up it was obvious that due to increasing popularity we needed our own website and a better broadcast platform, and at short notice St Bees Parish Council has provided funding to do this. We are very grateful for this vital assistance in sustaining the station.
Door step Disco & Window wobble : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1DCrewbpgg