Learn to work on radio


The Falmouth-based community radio station, Source FM, is running a series of free training courses for anyone who is over the age of 19 and unemployed.

Participants on the course will have the opportunity to learn all the production skills necessary to produce and present their own radio programmes.

Source FM's David Willoughby
Source FM’s David Willoughby

Station manager, Matthew Rogers, said: “Whether you fancy your chances at being the next Lawrence Reed or producing more of a Pirate FM style show, Source FM has the experience and expertise to get you on air and broadcasting alongside the best of them.”

Source FM has been awarded £14k of funding as part of the Community Grants Programme, which is funded through the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

The funding also covers participants’ travel and childcare expenses while undertaking the course and has been designed to assist unemployed people to access skills and opportunities for ongoing volunteering as presenters at Source FM.

For more information and to reserve a place call station manager Matthew Rogers on 07789 746933 or email matthew@thesourcefm.co.uk.

Courses will take up a minimum of three hours per week and are scheduled to run in 12-week blocks from November until March.

However, space is very limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.