The voice with something for all
Chiltern’s new radio station takes to the airwaves
This week has been a stream of music and adverts, all of which have been purchased by local companies and individually made by a team of volunteers.
This Saturday (February 13) at 10am in Chesham’s Market Square, as part of the annual Lunar New Year celebrations taking place from 10am to 2pm, the station will go live
Mark Rann, who is cohosting the drive time show and has been busily producing the schedule said: “There’s something for everyone. On Saturday night we have a drum and bass show, as well as an ‘80s show later in the week, BURYFields’ Martin Freeman is hosting a Guilty Pleasures show and there’s lots of chat.”
Listeners will hear familiar names on the radio too because local Councillors Mimi Harker and Emily Culverhouse each have their own show.
Miss Culverhouse will be hosting a What’s On show and playing show tunes between 6pm to 8pm on Saturday and astrologer Russell Grant will be one of her guests.
Mrs Harker will be on Sunday for a Valentines’ dedications show.
If you want to make a dedication to a loved one in time for Sunday or to anyone else at any time during the week you can fill out a form on Saturday at the launch or pop into Brazil’s in Market Square, Chesham, or Harris & Hoole in Amersham.
They will also have a bucket for donations in aid of the project, which has been funded solely by donations and paid adverts.
Miss Culverhouse added: “We are nothing if not diverse. Local rapper Mikar Kamara, aka Mikar-theVipar, will be playing new music on his Salone Boy Show and we have Chesham in Bloom and allotment veterans Vince Crompton and Allen Tilbury discussing all things gardening.”
Mr Rann added: “We also hope to be sampling food from various eateries in the area on the drive time show.”
Other highlights will be Danny’s Daily Exercise on the breakfast show and a regular social media round-up That Escalated Quickly by Eleanor Garth as well as Lingotastic, who will be teaching Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in different languages at 11am each morning for the toddlers and mums.
Some people may have seen Amy Deane, Chris Spruytenberg and Andy Murray (not the tennis player) out and about collecting Amy’s Amazing Stories and Conversations with Chris and Andy’s Chiltern Voices.
They will all be highlighting local people including ‘ Allo ‘Allo’s Guy Siner.
Chiltern Voice is only scheduled to run until February 21, however the team behind the project has told the Examiner that if people engage and support the radio station, it will be back later in the year for longer.
The schedule is almost complete with only one or two slots to be announced, so if you have something you are burning to tell the district about, then email info@ chilternvoice.fm or follow @chilternvoice on Twitter or Facebook.
For the full schedule visit www.chilternvoice.fm.