Cotswolds Radio is a community radio station run entirely by volunteers of all ages – from under 8 to over 80. We broadcast music 24/7 and feature a schedule of over 30 shows from our studio at The Old Prison in Northleach covering a host of topics – all kinds of music, gardening, beauty, chat, local news and history, culture and the arts, sports and of course our popular daily Breakfast Show.
We are passionate about encouraging everyone to share our love of radio. Our motto is “In the Community, For the Community, By the Community” and we get particularly excited about our work with young people to develop their skills and self-confidence. Our youngest presenters are at primary school, and over a dozen of them take turns to present the Saturday Club show which goes out at 5pm on Saturdays in term-time.
This year, two students have volunteered for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with us. We have also worked with The Cotswold School to set up a satellite studio and radio club at the school, and students are self-sufficient in producing weekly lunchtime shows. We also support adults in developing shows about their passions and have trained over 40 people in radio production.