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The Voice North Devon radio seeks local original unsigned talent

The Voice North Devon seeks local unsigned bands

planning a gig (or gigs) to spotlight the new FM switch on

For some time now local North Devon radio station The Voice has championed the local live music scene and features live sessions with local acoustic acts on the “Street Live” feature.

Acts like Forever Young, iFunk, and Zamba, have  been interviewed, and recorded live versions of their songs in the studio with simultaneous broadcast.

FM broadcasting switch on 2013

To celebrate the granting of an FM license to The Voice, which will mean a huge leap in audience figures for the community radio broadcaster, The Voice are looking for some of the best of North Devon’s talent to get involved in a gig (or possibly several gigs) to help raise awareness about the new FM frequency and also to raise much needed funds.

Community radio funding

Because The Voice is a “community radio station” it has not been granted the right to carry any advertising or sponsorship on the FM transmissions.
This is for complicated reasons to do with competition, so for the time being at least, the station needs to fund-raise; which it has been doing very successfully in a variety of ways.

Some of the money made from gigs will be going to the station but, since I am personally involved in organising this gig idea, I will be insisting that the bands also benefit financially.

If you are in an originals unsigned band in the North Devon area and you want to get involved in Street Live, or if you would like to get involved in this gig idea then contact the radio station via streetlive@thevoicefm.co.uk and let them know all about your band.

 

The Voice of North Devon radio

The Voice is North Devon’s local radio station

Currently on digital and online but soon to return to FM

If you are on holiday here then it is a great station to find out what’s on, what the weather will be like specifically for the region, and also what the traffic situation is.

Every other radio station you can get is based miles away in London, Plymouth Exeter etc and has very little interest in the North Devon region.

You can din The Voice by doing a search on your DAB digital radio, or using the TuneIn app on your Android phone (free app) or iPhone (small cost to download)

You can also access the service via internet at www.thevoicefm.co.uk

Later in 2013 you will be able to access it on FM via one of three high powered transmitters being installed in the region. As North Devon is so hilly, this should ensure that your reception is good no matter where you are.