Wycombe Sound takes to the airwaves on Monday

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Sounds takes to the airwaves on Monday Wycombe Sounds takes to the airwaves on Monday

RADIO station Wycombe Sound takes to the airwaves next week.

The community radio station will be broadcasting live from its Eden shopping centre base on Monday at the start of a four week trial.

It was put together by four experienced broadcasters who met through hospital radio and if it proves a hit with listeners, the not-for-profit company behind the station will apply for a five-year licence.

Programme director and presenter Philippa Sawyer said they took inspiration from the success of Marlow FM.

She said: “We were looking at Marlow FM, they have a great station and while we will have a different feel, we are using them as an example.”

The team of about 50 volunteers, many of which have no prior experience of radio, have been busy learning the ropes this past week.

Miss Sawyer said: “There have been times when it felt like we were never going to be ready but we’re getting there.

“The team have taken to it like ducks to water – we have some people with a professional background in radio and others have no experience of it at all, but there’s a great atmosphere.

“We have received a lot of support, which we are delighted with and we are looking forward to everyone getting behind us from Monday.”

Wycombe Sound launches on 87.9FM at 8am with the Breakfast Show and its first guest, the Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Trevor Snaith.

Live programming will be broadcast between 7am and midnight every weekday, and 7am to 10pm at the weekends.

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2:15pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Welwyn Dowd says...

Ooh, a return to the swinging groovydom of the 1970s with Smashie, Nicie and Alan Partridge.
"Makes Radio Norwich look professional", says Delia.
Ooh, a return to the swinging groovydom of the 1970s with Smashie, Nicie and Alan Partridge. "Makes Radio Norwich look professional", says Delia. Welwyn Dowd

2:21pm Thu 5 Dec 13

geoffW says...

First guest ... a politician.
First guest ... a politician. geoffW

2:42pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Hope they're set up to have up to the minute details about our roads... a must during winter.
Hope they're set up to have up to the minute details about our roads... a must during winter. Mr Totterdge Hill

3:05pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Robert.M says...

Wycombe Sound??? Well if its music depicting the sound of Wycombe all the music will be of Asian and Eastern European origin, along with sound of screeching tyres, screaming kids and people swearing and spiiting
Wycombe Sound??? Well if its music depicting the sound of Wycombe all the music will be of Asian and Eastern European origin, along with sound of screeching tyres, screaming kids and people swearing and spiiting Robert.M

3:18pm Thu 5 Dec 13

david916 says...

Sounds like a great idea, it will be nice to have our very own local radio station.
Sounds like a great idea, it will be nice to have our very own local radio station. david916

4:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

KrissieJS says...

Good luck to them. Hope they have a longer run than 1170fm, remember them?
Good luck to them. Hope they have a longer run than 1170fm, remember them? KrissieJS

4:12pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Scarletto says...

Only on for 4 weeks?
Only on for 4 weeks? Scarletto

5:04pm Thu 5 Dec 13

demoness the second says...

Good luck - I hope it ends up as successful as Mix 96 - Wycombe desperately needs a good community radio station - it makes such a difference.
Good luck - I hope it ends up as successful as Mix 96 - Wycombe desperately needs a good community radio station - it makes such a difference. demoness the second

7:25pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

demoness the second wrote:
Good luck - I hope it ends up as successful as Mix 96 - Wycombe desperately needs a good community radio station - it makes such a difference.
Wycombe has a community radio station,its called Awaaz FM. but I do not know any body that listens to it ,I had a listen to it once could not understand a word of it . Had to go back to Radio 4 . Do not understand that much either !.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: Good luck - I hope it ends up as successful as Mix 96 - Wycombe desperately needs a good community radio station - it makes such a difference.[/p][/quote]Wycombe has a community radio station,its called Awaaz FM. but I do not know any body that listens to it ,I had a listen to it once could not understand a word of it . Had to go back to Radio 4 . Do not understand that much either !. Dickitdo

8:03pm Thu 5 Dec 13

david916 says...

Awaaz FM is an Asian community radio station for High Wycombe, so it has a rather niche audience, albei quite large. Hopefully Wycombe Sound will cater for a wider audience with a broader appeal, having something for everyone!
Awaaz FM is an Asian community radio station for High Wycombe, so it has a rather niche audience, albei quite large. Hopefully Wycombe Sound will cater for a wider audience with a broader appeal, having something for everyone! david916

9:33am Fri 6 Dec 13

Darren Hayday says...

Good luck to them. Marlow Radio has been a success. I remember the old days of Mix 107 / Swan radio - where I had the pleasure of working with the company for a little while.
Good luck to them. Marlow Radio has been a success. I remember the old days of Mix 107 / Swan radio - where I had the pleasure of working with the company for a little while. Darren Hayday

1:50pm Sat 7 Dec 13

toterridgeboy says...

Awaaz FM? Community integration at its finest....
Awaaz FM? Community integration at its finest.... toterridgeboy

4:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

mikeyt17 says...

lets hope we can get a permanent licence as said Wycombe needs a radio station for traffic and local happenings..If this does go permanent will the coverage be better as now it breaks up from near Handy cross on the 404.
keep up the good work
Mike
lets hope we can get a permanent licence as said Wycombe needs a radio station for traffic and local happenings..If this does go permanent will the coverage be better as now it breaks up from near Handy cross on the 404. keep up the good work Mike mikeyt17

4:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Adrian9999 says...

Who is funding this? I hope it's not my taxes. I listened for an hour yesterday and heard only a DJ with minimal personality playing music. Nothing specifically local and nothing interesting.
Who is funding this? I hope it's not my taxes. I listened for an hour yesterday and heard only a DJ with minimal personality playing music. Nothing specifically local and nothing interesting. Adrian9999

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