Community Radio Takeover

Community Radio Takeover

Summer 2021

In collaboration with Coventry and Warwickshire Community radio stations.

Coventry and Warwickshire’s Community Radio Festival

Celebrating community, student and hospital radio across Coventry and Warwickshire as eight local stations take over BBC CWR.

Arawak Radio, Coventry Hospital Radio, Hillz FM, Radio Abbey, Radio Panj, Radio Plus, RAW Student Radio and Vanny FM, are coming together to bring the city an audio experience like no other. Broadcasting for the day, the takeover day provides a unique chance to experience a true representation of the voice and soundtrack of Coventry.

As well as being able to listen in to the show, there will be opportunities on the day to attend stripped back live sessions from some of Coventry’s best-loved local artists, and the chance to discover some new talent too. This line-up will be curated by the community stations, shining a light on the role radio in the city plays towards championing and providing platforms for local talent.

With support from Voluntary Arts ‘Up For Arts’ model, local stations will bring content from their communities to your radios. So, make sure to tune in to enjoy shows ranging from live music to debate and documentary to radio dramas, all created in Coventry.

The Coventry City of Culture team, Voluntary Arts and BBC CWR have committed to work closely with Community, Hospital and Student stations; with training, networking and engagement opportunities. As well as further moments that put local radio at centre stage throughout our year of culture and beyond.

Supported by BBC CWR and Voluntary Arts.

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund 

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Image: Radio booth with microphone, radio waves and neon sign reading 'On Air'.

Image: Radio booth with microphone, radio waves and neon sign reading 'On Air'.