It was the official opening of Vitalize Radio - The Voice of Torfaen - today so we went up to cut the ribbon!
Vitalize Radio is a really awesome project spearheaded by Dan Williams from Cwmbran. Dan became involved with community radio back in 2011 when he began volunteering with Newport City Radio, and was keen to establish something similar in Torfaen. With support from lottery funding and the Communities First programme, Vitalize Radio has set up base at Fairwater shops and is hoping to grow from strength to strength.
In addition to playing great music, this non-profit venture aims to give back to the community. Volunteer presenters are trained up and put on air, delivering local and topical news to listeners, and hosting shows. (If you're interested in becoming a volunteer presenter, sales executive, etc, check out their current opportunities.) The station also provides exposure for the wealth of unsigned talent in and around Torfaen.
Their goal right now is to attract interest from local businesses looking for new ways to reach potential customers. If you're reading this and are interested in advertising with community radio, drop the Vitalize team an email at email@example.com.