are to be offered a helping hand to 'make their mark in front of
the mic' under a fledging scheme proposed for the north east of
Funds are being raised
at special events and road shows to set up a community radio
station to broadcast through Wood End, Bell Green and parts of
Potters Green, Longford and Walsgrave.
Local residents will run
the station and be responsible for writing its news bulletins
and presenting music shows.
A steering group is in
place and Government and National Lottery grants have been
CNE Radio is hoping to
put in place courses to train local enthusiasts in broadcasting
skills, community research skills, information technology, audio
engineering and general media skills. The courses will be run in
the Wood End and Bell Green areas.
An application has been
made for a Restricted Service Licence and it is hoped CNE Radio
will be on air by the year's end.
The radio project has
been set up under the guidance of Coventry City Council's North
East Area Co-ordination, which has offered expert advice on
secretary to the steering group said:
Coventry North East will be the first radio station in the
city to be formed since Kix 96. We want to broadcast round the
clock, but that will depend on the type of licence we are
granted. We hope the courses will attract people aged from 12
to 24 who will then be able to staff the new radio station or
perhaps go on to further courses."
Bill Malley, Area Co-ordinator
for Coventry North East said:
East Radio will be a platform for local people to discuss and
raise local issues and offers opportunities and challenges for
young people in the district. It will also provide exciting
opportunities for training and jobs.
delighted to be involved with CNE Radio. We have considerable
experience in obtaining grants and support and hopefully our
assistance will be a small contribution to a successful