About Fantasy Radio:
Licence outline: CR231
Station name: Fantasy Radio
Community to be served: The residents, businesses, educational establishments, associations and industries which comprise the community of Devizes, Wiltshire and its surrounding villages.
Licenced area: Devizes and its surrounding villages (up to a 5km radius from the transmission site)
- Fantasy Radio will be a truly local radio service for the community of Devizes and the surrounding area, providing entertainment, education and information for the community, from the community.
- Music will form a large part of the output. Specialist music programmes will include jazz, blues, country, classic rock, soul and classical music. Live broadcasts will also be set up from local music venues.
- Speech content will be around 20% and will include local news, "What's On" information, documentary and local history programmes. Interviews, phone in discussions, studio debates and input from listeners by text and email will all form part of the community service.
- Daytime programmes will be mostly live and locally produced, with some automation during off peak times and overnight. Some specialist music programmes may be pre-recorded.
Social gain and other commitments
- By broadcasting from within the town it serves, knowing its audience and understanding life in the community (e.g. by assisting at local events), the station will integrate with and involve its audience both in the town and in the outlying areas.
- Through links with jobcentres and businesses we will broadcast employment opportunities on a regular basis.
- Fantasy Radio will have an 'open door' policy towards the use of facilities by groups wishing to acquire the necessary skills to communicate effectively through the medium. Broadcast training courses will be provided to all members of the local community on request, and will be promoted on air and through the station website.
- An audience advisory panel consisting of up to six people comprised of members of the public, town council, students, business people and others will consider feedback from the community on the station's performance and broadcast output.
- The station's website will carry a 'guestbook' feature, where comments, suggestions and criticisms can be posted by listeners.
- Annual surveys involving a representative sample of listeners will ask for feedback regarding the station's performance, the results of which will be published on the station's website and will be broadcast on air.
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