Friday, 26 August 2016

Studio 3 Refurbishment - Day 1

Warminster Community Radio has begun a complete refurbishment of its Studio 3, to bring it up to broadcast standard.

 The process of stripping parts from the old desk begins.
 The frame is removed, to be replaced with a larger, full sized broadcast desk.
 The equipment is delicately stored during the process.
More than a decades worth of cables are removed.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Warminster Civic Service

The WCR team were at the Minster Church on Sunday 10 April 2016 for the Mayor of Warminster's annual Civic Service.  The event was broadcast on 105.5fm by WCR so that those who were unable to attend in person could still fell a part of the event.
 Barry Mole prepares to commentate on the service.
Setting up the transmitter aerial ahead of the service.

WCR's 20th Birthday Open Morning: Saturday 2 April 2016

On Saturday 2 April 2016, WCR held an Open Morning to mark two decades of broadcasting, and to give members of the public the opportunity to visit Civic Centre Studios.

Station Manager Andrew Robinson and Station Director Barry Mole opened the Open Morning at Civic Centre Studios.

 Barry kicked off the broadcasting live from Studio Two, hosting Community Chest.
Guests arrived to look around the studio, meet some of the presenters and share the refreshments.
 Barry talks to Kelly Baker who was one of the launch presenters in 1996.
 WCR's delicious 20th birthday cake, which was baked by presenter Flora Hyde and her mother.
 The Community Chest team on air in Studio 2; Andrew Robinson, Barry Mole and Flora Hyde.
 Barry officially cuts the cake to start the event.
 Presenter Pauline Payton-Smith (left) shows how the studio works to two visitors.
 Councillor Rob Fryer (left) and Councillor Paul Macfarlane (right) were among those is attendance.
 Most senior presenter Keith Green, youngest presenter Flora Hyde and long-serving presenter Joan Howarth.  There are 72 years between Keith and Flora.
 Two radio families: Heather Robinson and Andrew Robinson (above), and three generations of broadcasters (below).  Blanche Darvill (left), Hazel Loveday (right) and budding broadcaster Penny-Jayne Loveday (centre).

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Friday 1 April 2016 - 20th Birthday Buffet Reception

 The 'Radio Tubbies' Nick Southorn, Barry Mole and Mark Barnes, who launched WCR in 1996.
 Guests at WCR's 20th Birthday Buffet at West Wilts Golf Club.
 Station Manager Andrew Robinson and Assistant Station Director Hazel Loveday.
 WCR's Station Managers: Andrew Robinson (2010-present), Hazel Loveday (2006-2010) and Mark Barnes (1996-2004).  Simon Quick (2004-2006) was unable to attend.
 20th Birthday Buffet Reception
 20th Birthday Buffet Reception
 Station Manager Andrew Robinson, Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Mayor of Warminster Cllr Sue Fraser, BFBS Director Quentin Howard and Station Director Barry Mole.
 Station Director Barry Mole reflects on 20 years of broadcasting.
 Dr Andrew Murrison MP speaks of the importance of community radio.
 Quentin Howard explains the close links between WCR and the British Forces Broadcasting Service.
 Station Manager Andrew Robinson looks ahead to another 20 years of community radio in Warminster.
 Andrew presents a token of WCR's thanks to Katy Mole and Barry Mole for 20 years of volunteering.
 Members of the original broadcast team: Katy Mole, Scott Whittock, Joan Howarth, Mark Barnes, Paul Hunter, Barry Mole, Ian Rutter, Nick Southorn, Sarah Pike (nee Owen), Kelly Baker, Fliss Barnett (nee Clark) and Stan Mayer.
 Volunteer Joan Howarth was presented with a token of WCR's thanks for 20 years of continuous broadcasting.
 WCR's 20th Birthday Buffet Reception.
Station Manager Andrew Robinson and Presenter Flora Hyde with the official history of WCR they have compiled over the last twelve months.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

20th Birthday

On behalf of all the volunteers at WCR I would like to thank everyone who has contacted WCR over the last few days offering congratulations on our anniversary.  We held a reception for volunteers on Friday.  The event was also attended by Dr Andrew Murrison MP and Quentin Howard, Director of Television and Technology for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.  Local councillors including the Mayor of Warminster, Cllr Sue Fraser, were also present.

Today (Saturday) we celebrated with a public open day at Civic Centre Studios.  More than one hundred supporters of the station attended and it was fantastic to meet you all.  We've shared many happy memories from the last twenty years and now begin looking forward to the next twenty.

Over the coming few days we will be posting photographs of both events.

Andrew Robinson, Station Manager

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Funday in the Park

Warminster Community Radio was well represented at Funday in the Park 2015.  Andrew Robinson, Flora Hyde and Barry Mole spent the day keeping the crowds entertained and promoting WCR's radio programmes.  The event is organised annually by the Warminster Carnival Committee to raise funds to put on the annual spectacle.  The 2015 Warminster Carnival takes place on the evening of Saturday 31 October.

The Funday in the Park Team: Andrew Robinson, Flora Hyde and Barry Mole

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Happy News

WCR is pleased to announce that presenter Enid MacLean gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday.  Both mother and daughter are doing well and all the staff at WCR extend their congratulations to Enid.