We are Chelmsford Community Radio. A community station for Chelmsford founded in 2013, working with business, education and the third sector to help promote good things happening in our City.
We are entirely run by volunteers, producing just over 60 hours of local live programming each week.
CCR broadcast online and on 104.4fm in Chelmsford.
We have a growing number of listeners with the last count being over 2000, listening for an average of 50 minutes each, not bad for a small community station, broadcasting through the web.
We are committed to being a voice and platform for Chelmsford. We have welcomed local people, projects, groups and charities into our studios to talk local events, initiatives and services.[nggallery id=1]Click to view an image
On our station you will hear local people, projects, events, music, news, sports, travel and weather.
CCR have 70+ volunteers involved in the project, dedicating countless hours to setting us up, and keeping us on air.
`Equipment was purchased for test broadcast.
16 volunteers come forward and the station begins to output test transmissions on the internet.
In December 2013 we began our outreach work, working with six Chelmsford schools to make Christmas programming for the festive season. We also covered the Essex Police Band Christmas Concert.
Creative Learning Systems Ltd and InterAct (a charity for Vulnerable Adults) donate enough capital to pay the rent for our new studio and studio equipment.
In January 2014 we moved our Moulsham Mill Studio down to a new space on the ground floor, and started to deliver live programming.
National Lottery Awards for All fund our new inclusive studio desk.
OFCOM announce 104.4fm will be the frequency for Chelmsford Community Radio
Inclusion Trust award funds to Chelmsford Community Radio to pay for the FM aerial
Chelmsford Community Radio begins broadcasting on 104.4fm
National Lottery Awards for All awards funds for CCR to move Community Coffee Shop into entrance of Moulsham Mill to generate increased trade and create a community hub.
Work begins to expand the station.
We’re here for you
CCR aims to include everyone, we have installed accessible studios, and welcome people of all ages and abilities to get involved.
We have access to an outreach studio truck, which will be broadcasting from schools, community groups and businesses.
We will be running radio training programmes and workshops in our studio, our truck, and in schools, colleges and community groups around the City.
If you are interested in getting involved, get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you! If you would like our outside broadcast unit to cover your event, get in touch.
We welcome advertisers, affordable packages are available to local businesses.
We are here to help make a difference. We are CCR.
Our Facebook page has recorded our evolution – www.facebook.com/chelmsfordcr
Chelmsford Community Radio C.I.C. is a ‘not for profit’ community interest company set up to meet the outlined requirements of the Ofcom Community Radio Order (2004).
All of our policies, programming and our operations are based on our social gain objectives, as originally laid out by broadcasting authority Ofcom under the Community Radio Licence Act.
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