Friday, 3 February 2012

Interview: BRFM Community Radio

On Monday 30th January, our group made its way to the Isle of Sheppey's own community radio station, BRFM (95.6FM or, to chat with Daniel Nash on his Monday night community programme.

The radio station, as with most of Sheppey's gems, is hidden, high up in Minster, at the top of a farm track. Broadcasting from its vantage point on 'Windy Ridge' above the island, it plays music, details traffic and news reports, and interviews local residents about what they've been doing in the community.

Which is where we came in.

I think all of us (Geof, Bob, Jo, James and me) were a little nervous at the prospect of speaking live to the whole of Sheppey, and beyond, into Swale, since we are so passionate about our project, and were keen to let others know what we'd been doing, and what we planned to do.


But it went all right. In fact, it went perfectly!

Daniel Nash, the presenter, had some interesting questions for us, and we were able to speak about why we love writing, how we became involved in the project, and what we plan to do in the future. We could get our points across about enjoying the community, and about finding out more about where we live, and about ourselves as writers and researchers. 


And then came the really exciting part; we were given the opportunity to read a short extract from our stories from the Roof Over Their Heads anthology. This was a chance to show the rest of the community all of our hard work, and to get them interested in our stories. 

I hope it did. I'm sure it did. If you head it, and would like to let us know what you thought, please leave a comment on this blog, or on the group blog ( 

If you missed it, you can listen at any time through the BRFM podcast, or on YouTube so why not download it and get in touch with your opinions. 

The details are also on Daniel's Facebook page and his own blog. There's a wealth of other local information on these sites as well, so it's worth clicking through. 

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