Westhoughton Community Network

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Washacre FM 2014

Washacre FM broadcasting from the John Holt Centre 16-22 June 2013 on 87.7FMLike 2013, broadcast took place over a week (prior to 2013 it had been a 4-day broadcast). For non-professional enthusiasts it is an ambitious target filling the airways with content that will entertain, inform and keep listeners tuning in. A mix of music, local content and features, banter, drama, competitions and generally anything that will get local residents involved! The final day - Sunday 22nd - was the 'Showcase Day' with community stalls, competitions, entertainment and other attractions.

In the studio Washacre FM Breakfast Show with Stu and DuncEvents and projects such as Washacre FM doesn't just happen, and as part of its remit to make a difference locally, HACFRA invites local residents to get involved. There is much to do, with many roles and supporting activities involved in making it happen - from presenting, editing or producing shows; making jingles; or indeed anything else that will help make Washacre FM a continued success.

Washacre FM 2014 - PosterIdeas and contributions are welcome - it is YOUR radio station. In the lead up to the broadcast the studio is set up for training for new presenters and technicians - the old hands can once again get familiar with the radio environment. Those who get involved will learn new skills and find the experience inspiring and uplifting. As ever, we look forward to seeing some new faces. Washacre FM really is an exciting, fun and rewarding event!

Washacre FM 2014 concluded on June 22nd (2014 Schedule). There have been a number of non-broadcast Roadshow events where the Washacre FM team provided music, commentary and the backdrop for community events - enquiries welcome. The team now looks forward to the next broadcast in 2015

2014 Photos

A selection of photos taken during the broadcast and on the Showcase Day.

Radio Play

Washacre FM was delighted this year to have on board the actors and actresses of the Westhoughton Methodist ADS, to write and perform a serialised pantoesque radio play broadcast over seven days. It was a radio-friendly version of 'Old King Cole' >>> Old King Cole's Treasure Hunt. A tremendous success. It sounded great and was a production worthy of any radio station. A real plus being that it happened through the interactions facilitated by the Westhoughton Community Network. Now online to listen to as serialised: Part 1.


 

Contact Information

For further information call 01942 859535 (the John Holt Centre) or email: WashacreFM

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Community Events

  • Wizard of Oz Auditions
    Wed 14 Feb (7:15pm)
    The Bethel, Leigh Rd (BL5 2LW)
    Preparations under way for September's youth production. 'Wizard of Oz' open/info evening Wed 14 Feb (7:15pm). Auditions for parts - Principals Sun 18 Feb (1pm); Munchkins/Chorus parts Sun 25 Feb (1pm). Children need to be accompanied by an adult for mtgs.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    WH Market: Thurs 22 Feb (12-1pm)
    John Holt: Tues 27 Feb (9:30-11:30am)
    Information about
  • Rotary Christmas Float
    Rotary Club of Westhoughton very grateful for public support and donations in the run up to Christmas. £7,431 was raised for local charities and groups to be distributed in the spring.
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 10am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome.
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    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Updated programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. Updated programme.
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  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 22 Feb (from 2pm)
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 28 Feb (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Free. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
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