We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a grant by the North Yorkshire Police Property Fund to buy equipment and do some broadcast training to create more roving reporters for Dales Radio, our local community station.
The main focus will be to help create a radio version of the Craven Gazette, see more on their facebook page. As many of you will know, the Duke Street Resource Centre closed before Christmas due to funding cuts, but the Craven Gazette is now under the Exclusively Inclusive banner and we are so pleased to be working with them in this new venture.
We will also be doing training with the Horton Community Cafe in Settle and some young people, particularly groups involved in Settle Stories projects.
We would like to hear from other local folk who want to become roving reporters, especially residents of Ingleton and Bentham areas so they can help get more local stories on air. We will be doing workshops on both interview skills and editing so you can do either or both. If you want to get involved but don't want to do be on air yourself there are plenty of things you can help with like editing, spreading the word about Dales Radio, sorting out community news clips or other jobs with the station.
Simon Rogers from Dales Radio will be doing two broadcasting workshops on Mondays 24th April and 15th May in Settle at the hub, you only need to attend one of these. The plan is to send the newly trained reporters out and about to do interviews during the Settle Stories Festival of Happiness on Saturday 27th May. Dales Radio will also be broadcasting live from the hub on the day.
There has been a great deal of interest in the radio training and so we will be running more later in the year.