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Saturday, 30 May 2009

Diversity Win Britains Got Talent 2009 !

Street dance act Diversity is the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2009.

The dancers captivated the nation’s attention at the audition stages, with their slick routine and impressive acrobatic skills to hip hop beats.

Click on picture or main title, and it will take you to the "ITV Player" of highlights of last night.

{sorry "ITV Player" will not work outside of Britain for copyright reasons}


Diversity went on to win the judges’ vote in the first semi-final, dancing to a medley of the Mission Impossible theme, The Beach Boys Surfin' USA and Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.

The troupe consists of ten boys, mostly brothers, aged between 12 and 25 from Essex and their energetic routines made them one of the must-see acts of the competition.

Tonight, they did not disappoint.

They danced to a fast-paced medley which included the theme music to Superman. It was an act full of amazing choreography and quick costume changes.

The judges were divided in their opinions. Amanda Holden was rendered almost speechless, but told the guys "you nailed it." Simon Cowell declared, "all bets are off." And he admitted that Diversity's act would be the, "only performance tonight I would give a 10 to." He added there was, "not a step out of place - it was sheer and utter perfection." Piers Morgan, however, said that he had preferred other male dance troupe Flawless' performance.

They beat off competition from similar dance act Flawless, comedy duo Stavros Flatley and show favourite Susan Boyle amongst others, to take over George Sampson’s dancing crown. They will now perform in front of the Queen as part of the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in December.

Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573
email

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Making History

By Jennifer Hall

Initiative unearths 800-year-old references to black Britons

A community-led initiative striving to reverse historic discrimination, celebrate cultural diversity and enhance the lives of individuals and communities in Northamptonshire, has been rewarded for its ground-breaking achievements.




The Northamptonshire Black History project won the 2005 CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award for its achievements in documenting the experience of black people living in the county over the past 800 years. Volunteers and four core staff have unearthed 660 references stretching from the 12th century to the present-day, through scouring parish records and analysing gravestones.

PRECEDENT

Presenting the accolade, poet Benjamin Zephaniah said the project had set a precedent for the black community elsewhere to follow.

“The Northamptonshire Black History Project is a great example of what the world needs now. If we leave it to the people in power to write our history we should not complain when we are portrayed negatively, but if we begin to record and write our own history we may then have a clearer vision of our future.”

The project’s achievements include the collation of over 600 references, the creation of an oral history archive of over 185 interviews with ethnic people currently living in the area and the introduction of innovative learning for young people by bringing black history alive in the classroom of 20 local schools.

The community-led and based project has successfully engaged and involved local people in its activities.

Project director Carolyn Abel said the award proved the power of a common cause. “It is not often that grass-root organisations like ours, particularly black groups, receive awards for excellent work, often undertaken in a voluntary capacity. It just shows what a common passion can do for bringing people together.”

The project aims to bring together three distinct activities: historical research, community archiving and oral history interviews, to involve people from a range of communities and age groups in collating their histories.

HIDDEN

In its three-year remit, the project has discovered that black people were present in Northamptonshire for over 500 years, with the earliest record dating to 1205.

Abel stressed the need to ensure that black history doesn’t continue to remain hidden: “It is important to challenge the notion that black people have only been living in Britain since the Second World War; indeed black people were part of the Roman army that conquered and settled in Britain.”

First Published: 05 May 2005 in The Voice








Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email via Inpirations main contact page

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Love Music Hate Racism festival




Former Destiny’s Child star, Kelly Rowland is the latest act to join the growing list of performers for this week’s Love Music Hate Racism festival.



The Work It star will appear alongside UK acts Ironik, Chipmunk, Bashy and ex-Sugababe, Mutya Buena in the annual anti racism event at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium on May 30.

Show organisers say that the award-winning solo artist will fly from her American home especially for this event, which is set to draw over 30,000 people making it the biggest musical event to take place in the city.

Kelly said: "its great to be involved in such worthwhile cause. Racism is still an issue in everyday society and I think it’s to important help raise awareness."

Festival organiser, Lee Billingham was equally as pleased to announce the 28-year-old’s attendance. He said:

“To announce that Kelly Rowland is playing is great news for the festival. Tickets are going well and this will only add to it. She is a mega-star and it great to have her on board.

"Aside from selling millions and millions of records she has always been prepared to work for good causes and we are delighted she is supporting this one.”

Tickets are available from www.gigantic.com and from the Stoke City FC stadium box office, via the ticket hot line on 0871 663 2007 or at www.scfcdirect.com



Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email Inpirations main contact page

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Darsdale Care Home Celebrates 60 Years


Mark Dean


A Home for visually-impaired people celebrated it's 60th anniversary by welcoming 100 guests to the opening of it's new £50,000 sensory garden.




Darsdale Home in Raunds which is part of
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind began fundraising
in March 2007 for the project and work on the garden started
last September.



The garden was officially opened by BBC Radio Northampton's
Green Welly Show presenters Mark Dean (also from Inspiration FM )
and co host Johnny Amos.



It also features a large summerhouse, gazebo, fountains and many
comfortable oak benches.




Darsdale Home was officially opened by the Duchess of Gloucester in 1949,
when the home employed five staff and cared for up to 18 residents.



Now it employs 41 staff and cares for up to 30 visually impaired and dual sensory
loss residents.





Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email via Inspiration FM's contact page

Monday, 25 May 2009

County Council and European Parliament Elections


This year elections will take place for the County Council and the European Parliament on Thursday 4th June. People registered to vote should have already received their official poll card in the post, and this will tell you where your polling station is located. If you are voting in person, you can vote at your polling station between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm on Thursday 4th June 2009 where you will be presented with two ballot papers: one for the county council Elections; and one for the European Parliamentary Elections.

On your ballot papers you will be asked to mark a cross (X) in the box to the right of the name of the candidate or party you wish to vote for. You should not make any other mark on your paper, or your vote may not be counted.

If you wish to appoint a proxy your application must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer before 5pm on Wednesday 27 May. If you need further assistance you can telephone the helpline on 01604 837111.



Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email:via Inspirations main contact page

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Average UK child cost £200,000




The average cumulative cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 21 has risen by 4% in just over a year, and is rapidly nearing an incredible £200,000, it is claimed.

The figure does not take into account private school fees, but even a state education can set families back thousands of pounds in uniforms, equipment and extra costs such as school trips, according to the latest report from insurance and investment group LV=.

It shows bills have risen by 38% since its surveys began in 2003, even though spending on family holidays and pocket money has recently shrunk significantly.

The £193,772 cost of bringing up baby, who can set parents back an eye-watering £8,853 in the first year alone, is based on a mixture of information from national bodies such as the Daycare Trust and National Union of Students, and surveys by LV= and other companies.

Parents in outer London are shown to be paying the most on raising a child, shelling out an average £211,977 until the child reaches 21, followed by those in inner London who spend £202,644, and eastern England where the average is £200,274, the report said.

Parents in the West Midlands face the lowest costs – an average of £186,641 – while in Wales the estimated average is £188,916 and in Scotland it is £189,086.

Childcare and education make up the brunt of the potential costs. Over the years the cost of the former comes to an average of £53,818 nationally, when nursery fees, after-school clubs and holiday clubs are taken into account.

This is more than the cost of education, which LV= said is £50,240, including £34,300 on studying for a university degree.

These costs soar by an additional national average of £71,660 for those paying for a child to go all the way through private day school, and by £129,260 if a child is boarding. This takes the overall averages up to £265,432 and £323,032 respectively.

Minor declines

Estimates of pocket money costs have shrunk significantly since the last report in December 2007, down from £5,649 to £4,144, as have those for spending on a child's holidays, which is down from £13,359 to £11,920. A separate survey of parental attitudes also suggested parents are now saving far less too.

Mike Rogers, group chief executive at LV=, said: "Every parent knows how their hard-earned savings can dip thanks to eye-watering education and childcare costs.

"It is also likely to be of little comfort to mums and dads to hear that pocket money costs are at their lowest level since 2004, or that expenditure on family holidays in 2008 was only 4% up on the 2003 cost."

The survey has been conducted on comparable lines since it began. But an LV= spokeswoman conceded yesterday that its estimates took no account of how the costs of either childcare or state education were divided between parents, government grants and loans, student repayments, and income a child earns from working while at college.

A survey LV= commissioned from YouGov of nearly 1,200 adults aged 40 and over with at least one adult child, published in September, suggested that on average a parent actually paid just £2,245 a year towards their offspring's university costs, totalling £6,735 for a three-year course.



Monday, 18 May 2009

About Jerry Wright



History

Always loved to play music really, before i could at actually read the lables at the tender age of five.

I can remember going around my grannies home, where my uncle also lived , and he told me who was on the tracks,

i then put the records on the Morphy Richards record player, i would then announce the artists and the song.

Clacton-On- Sea
My Gran and Grandfather had a severn birth caravan (trailer) and it was permanently at the Point Clear site.
In the evenings i used to look forward to the sites club room for teenagers, we all went there and there was
a disc jockey there , he claimed he was a "Radio Caroline" DJ , something i never confirmed or had denied,
but that never mattered really, this disc jokey making a fool of himself i thought,
" i could do better than that" !
I asked if i could do a turn whilst he had a break, i did a hour, and during the summer months, whilst on my
school summer holidays i toured with this dj and we went to Walton-On-The Naze, Essex , i was in the back of his
Escort van , and sitting amongst his disco player, speakers and records, it really was a fantastic experience, i
carried the disco equipment into the venue, and helped with the set up, then done a hour set of the tunes of the day .

Started My Own Disco Roadshow
My father went to Tottenham Court road shops in London, and bought me my first disco unit player
two B.S.R. decks, then had a carpenter he knew
Construct a large bass speaker, and and we bought a 100 watt amplifier.
So i had my first system, and i already had an extensive record collection.
All i needed was my first gig, that was not hard to find, i did them for free to start with,
so word of mouth took off and i was out playing in village halls, working mens clubs, factory canteens, etc doing 18th and 21st birthdays, engagement, weddings,
corporate funtions, you name it i done it. I travelled from Northampton to Luton, Milton Keyens, Newport Pagnel, to name but a few.
I worked during the day at food manufacturer and there must have been a thousand workers there, i placed a business
card on the notice board initially, and from there it really took off, because with a thousand workers there was always someone either
having a birthday or getting engaged, or they knew someone, who just happened to know someone.

Purple Cat Mobile Disco
So after drinking less beer, i saved the money i would have drank in beer on a weekend, gosh that was hard, lol
and bought more top of the range stuff from Doug Marriot , he is also a dj and co owned a disco and
musical instruments shop called Funkshun,
which was on the Wellingborough road, Abington, Northampton, UK. for sale and hire of top of the range
musical instruments, lighting,
sound players , amplifiers and speakers.


Records
I bought most of my records from "John Levers", Gold Street. And Spinadisc Records,
Abington Street, Northampton. both shops alas no longer open in the town.







Driven by dad

I could not even drive, for many years before i passed my driving test, my father ( John) , took me around in his
Ford Cortina Estate, and my father helped me set up , he would then go home, he would then return just before
the slow dance set, he he, remember the slow set, where you grabbed a girl and danced real close.



Hospital Radio


Done a few years at Radio Nene Valley, formerly known as 'Radio Titania', but that name changed,
the name of course had to go, as the station became known as a shortened version of it's name -
'Radio Tit', which was less than dignified.


Went around all the wards collecting patients requests for a couple of hours each day, having a laugh with the patients
and indeed the nurses, who's bedrooms were on next door to the studio, the studio was a converted Nurse's bedroom.

The record library was extensive , we were on every record lable mailing list at , because we used to broadcast via landline
to Harborough Road, Manfield and as far away a Creaton Hospitals, i even remember a chap that used to broadcast from the
Northampton county ground, where the local Northampton Town FC used to be.
My years there i remember Steve Riches, Mick Hanslik
,Keith Kennedy (Ritchie), Trevor Gordon, John Shaw, Vince Mould.

Inspiration FM

I met Steve Brown playing the tunes at "Basement" , which was a 70's Music themed basement bar.
I was at the time working for as a door supervisor ( bouncer) , and before we opened, and after we closed,
i used to play some tunes and did the introductions on the microphone, it was then that Steve realised i had
dee Jayed for many years, and asked me if i would like to broadcast on Inspiration FM, and was given the
Monday night midnight to 2am Slow Jams for the first R.S.L., then i was asked by Mark Dean if i would like the
Afternoon Mix slot 2pm to 4pm , which i did, and enjoyed it. I did both my weekday shows and the Monday night slot,
i also have been a guest presenter on Steve Browns Soul Classic .

Development of Widgets for websites
To date i have developed six widgets, which can be embeded in to any website,
these can be found at
Widgetbox.com

I am in the process of further developments, but are in the early stages, i will up date you as and when they are improved for use.

Profile

Music
Most music really, as i have Dee Jayed most of my adult life, but specialize in RnB mostly, like Usher, Chris Brown, etc, etc.

Movies
Actually i do like Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, not seen Citizen Kane, is it any good ? love the Green Mile just a fantastic movie !

Sports
Enjoyed watching the atheletics in Bejing last year , all those medals, fantastic for Britain !

Scared Of

Not Really Scared of anything as if you show fear, it shows a weakness !
More of a "Braveheart" and for that you need courage !

Happiest When

Doing my Photography, walking the family dog, having pint, sex, lol what most people like.isn't it ?
Starsign and Birthday

Leo ,August 14 th

Type of car you own

Volkswagan Sharan 1.6 TDI, which is a severn seater people carrier,
but i would like to exchange for the Volkswagen Golf GTD

Tell us an anecdote

The Perfect Girl

A friend asked a gentleman how it is that he never married ?

Replied the gentleman, "Well, I guess I just never met the right woman ... I guess I've been looking for the perfect girl."

"Oh, come on now," said the friend, "Surely you have met at least on girl that you wanted to marry."?

"Yes, there was one girl .. once. I guess she was the one perfect girl ..

the only perfect girl I really ever met. She was just the right everything .. I really mean that she was the perfect girl for me."

"Well, why didn't you marry her," ? asked the friend.

"She was looking for the pefect man," he said.

Related links

http://www.freewebs.com/jezza123/index.htm

http://www.freeforum101.com/jezza123/index.php?mforum=jezza123

Jerry Wright Presented "Afternoon Mixture Monday to Fridays 2 to 4pm

also Slow Jams Mondays from Midnight to 2am







Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email:
info@pirationfm.com

Friday, 15 May 2009

Inspiration FM Presents On BBC Radio Northampton


Inspiration FM's Very own
Mark Dean




Can be heard on BBC Radio Northampton

104.2 FM - 103.6 FM



On Fridays "Atlantic Soul" 7pm to 8pm



Sundays "Green Welly Show" 12 noon to 2pm
(with co host Johnny Amos)


Sundays "Inspirations" 4pm to 6pm

Click the above links and to listen to his previous shows on line



BBC Radio Northampton are a kind sponsor of Inspiration FM radio



Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email: via Inspirations contact page

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Inspiration FM Has Evolved From A Growing Northampton Town


Inspiration FM will broadcast from the centre of Northampton and will serve both the town itself and the community over the wider county of Northamptonshire for which the town forms a base.

Northampton began as a farming settlement in the 7th century and in the 8th century was an administrative centre for the kingdom of Mercia. It was known as Hamptun until the Norman conquests and is recorded as having had a population of 1500 residents and 300 houses in the Doomsday Book. In the 12th century Henry II held court in the town, and Northampton Castle which was built by Simon de Senlis was the location of the trial of Thomas Becket, after whom Becket's park is named. Opposite the park is Becket's Well, from which Becket is said to have drank when he made his escape from captivity.

The town was originally controlled by officials acting for the King who collected taxes and upheld the law. In 1189 King Richard I gave the town its first charter. The first black person recorded to have lived in the town was "Peter the Saracen" who in 1205 was commissioned as a "maker of crossbows" by King John at 9d (pence) per day. In 1215 King John authorised the appointment of William Tilly as the town's first Mayor.

A university was established in 1261 by scholars from Cambridge, but was dissolved by Henry III in 1265 after the students rioted against him.

The first Battle of Northampton took place at the site of Northampton Castle in 1264 - when the forces of Henry III overran the supporters of Simon de Montfort. In 1460, a second Battle of Northampton took place in the grounds of Delapre Abbey - and was a decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, and King Henry VI was captured in the town by the Yorkists. In May 1328 the Treaty of Northampton was signed - being a peace treaty between the English and the Scots in which Edward III recognised the authority of Robert the Bruce as King of Scotland and betrothed Bruce's still infant son to the king's sister Joanna.

Northampton supported the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War and for this reason the medieval walls and castle were demolished on the orders of Charles II. The town was destroyed by fire in 1516 and again in 1675 by the Great Fire of Northampton.

In the 18th century Northampton became a major centre for footwear and leather manufacture but the industry declined in the 20th century. In the 1960s the town was designated a "New Town" by the government and the population expanded significantly from an initial 100,000 to about 200,000 today making Northampton the UK's third largest town without city status and the twenty first largest settlement in England. With the town's expansion came many new immigrants from abroad, including from the Caribbean, Somalia, India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Poland and Eastern Europe.


Population Make-up of Northamptonshire

The 2001 census shows that 4.9% of the poulation of Northamptonshire comes from Non-White ethnic groups while there are 3.1% who are White but not White British and a majority of 92% who are White British.

Northampton and Wellingborough local authorities have the largest proportions of Black & Minnority Ethnic (BME) population in the county.

(source: Northamptonshire: study of Black and Minority Ethnic Housing and Support Needs Report of for the local Authorities of Northamptonshire.)

2001 Census
White British 92%
White Other 1.8%
White Irish 1.3%
Indian 1.3%
Black Carribean 0.8%
Mixed White and Black 0.6%
African and Other Black 0.4%
Bangladeshie 0.4%
Mixed White and Asian 0.3%
Chinese 0.3%
Other Mixed 0.2%
Pakistani 0.2%
Other Ethnic Group 0.2%
Other Asian 0.1%

Northampton has a population 84.4% of whom are White British, 4.5% Asian, 2.9% Black, 2.6% White other, 2.1% Mixed race, 1.7% White Irish, and 1.8% are from Chinese and other ethnicities. (Source: Office of National Statistics 2009)

Following Poland's entry into the EU along with seven other Eastern European countries the White Other population of Northampton has grown substantially from 1.9% in 2001 to 2.6% in 2006, with Northampton hosting the highest concentration of Polish immigrants in the UK, according to sources within the Polish community. The Asian population has also seen a substantial increase from 3.3% in 2001 to 4.5% in 2006 according to government projections.




You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email:

info@pirationfm.com

Monday, 11 May 2009

The government is to unveil smart meters by the end of 2020





The government is to unveil plans for every home in the UK to be equipped with smart meters by the end of 2020

Smart meters allow suppliers to remotely record customers' gas and electricity use, and let consumers see how much energy they are using.

Some 26 million electricity and 22 million gas meters will need to be fitted at a cost of £7bn.

Smart meters end the need to dispatch meter readers, meaning huge savings for energy firms who hope bills will fall.

It is also hoped that smart meters will mean an end to estimated bills and call centre staff who deal with related complaints.

British Gas said the move would reduce the UK's energy use, cut carbon emissions and save customers money.

Cost savings

Energy providers will have the responsibility to fit the meters in what amounts to the biggest programme of work since British Gas converted appliances in 17 million homes to natural gas back in the 1970s.

Industry sources say that the £7bn cost amounts to around £15 per household per year between 2010 and 2020.


I've managed to save about a tenth, both on energy and gas, since having the smart meter because its made me conscious of the energy I'm using

Smart reader user Lloyd Matthews

But £10 of that will be accounted for in cost savings by the suppliers. That leaves the customer picking up the other £5.

But the average consumer is also likely to save 2% to 3% off their energy use each year, and thus cut £25 to £35 off their bills.

So overall, households could be better off to the tune of more than £20 a year.

The government believes we could all save around 2% off energy use. That would cut £100m from our bills by 2020. It could also reduce our C02 emissions by 2.6m tonnes.

A new industry-backed Central Communications body will be established to handle all the meter reading data.

'Benefit'

One of the smaller energy companies, First Utility, has already installed smart meters in the homes of its 10,000 customers.

The firm's chief executive Mark Daeche says the lower running costs allows the company to offer competitive prices.

"Of course it is a benefit to us," he said.

"We can provide lower prices as we don't have the overheads of supporting a customer with lots of customer service."

Lloyd Matthews and his wife Sussanna live in East London. They are EDF customers and they have been using a smart meter for the past two years.

The meter comes with a display unit that shows Mr Matthews exactly how much electricity and gas he is using. He can also compare his energy use on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Mr Matthews says that knowledge has enabled him to reduce his energy bills without hampering his lifestyle

"I've managed to save about a tenth, both on energy and gas since having the smart meter, because its made me conscious of the energy I'm using," he said.

The government is to launch a three-month consultation process on the plans.


Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email:

info@pirationfm.com

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Blog TV players



Whilst you wait for Inspiration FM to
re-launch next year in the summer of 2010, why not try our TV players you will be stunned by how much music there is on one TV player !







click the full screen mode to see them in all their glory, or just listen whilst you work in the office, or watch at your leisure at home !




Hours of play and Jezza123 TV always updated regularly, so what better way to get ready for Inspiration FM Radio with our blog TV players.

On Jezza123 TV there are some top tunes from Michael Jackson, approximately 60 minutes, plus some news of his O2 performances this July 2009 !

Also on Jezza123 TV the late great Luther Vandross, approximately 20 minutes of his great tunes, so with Micheal and Luther,
that's 80 minutes of great soulful songs, but there are
loads more tunes !

These TV players will be updated constantly, to keep you up with all the best tunes around, so keep on watching and listening, enjoy !

Look for the TV players at the right hand side of this blog.


Looking For Volunteers In Dee Jaying/ Presenting











On 24 July 2008 Inspiration FM was awarded a 5 year Community Radio Licence by Ofcom. If all goes well and with the support of our listeners, advertisers, sponsors and volunteers this will enable us to begin broadcasts 24/7 by July 2010.


We wish to provide a service for the multi-cultural/diverse ethnic minorities and the socially excluded members of the community. Information from previous broadcasts, has indicated that listeners from the wider community have also shown great interest and have participated in our programming, community issues, news, information, local topics and widely based niche music programmes.

We have members from the communities broadcasting Asian, African, Irish, Greek, Mediterranean, Somali, Punjabi, Eastern European, speech and specialist music shows.


From the Summer of 2010 our play lists will include, Chart, Dance, RnB, Classic Sounds, Reggae, Gospel, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and music to date. Traditional Asian/Punjabi, African Mixtures, African Caribbean, Northern Soul , Jazz, Drum and Bass, House, Garage, Soca, Bhangra, Hip Hop, Dance Hall, Ambient, Local Bands & music (both unsigned and signed to recording labels ), Country, Rock, Urban.

We are looking for DJ's & presenters to fill some programmes we will be covering next year, so if you specialise in a certain type of genre, then please get in touch.

Already several Inspiration FM volunteers have found jobs with major broadcasters.

Inspiration FM provides a helpful and friendly atmosphere to work in and we hope you will enjoy your time with us.

Click on the link to download the application form.

Then email to

info@...pirationfm.com

Positions also available in these fields

Journalism, News Readers, Administration, Publicity, and Sales.

The Experience you will gain from working for Inspiration FM will increase your prospects of employment in The BBC and commercial radio in general.

Already several Inspiration FM presenters have found positions with major broadcasters.


Thanks the Steering Committee

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Inspiration FM , Black Police Association , Prince's Trust




We are proud of the fact, that Mark Dean & Inspiration FM
are working together with
the Black Police Association,
& the Prince's Trust.



Together we'll Make the community
a safer and better place.

Introducing Inspiration Fm's Steering Committee


The provisional Inspiration FM Steering Management Committee consists of the following unpaid volunteers in the stated positions.







Mark Dean - Station Manager/Controller

Jenny Campbell - Finance and Operational Activities

David Lewis - Community Involvement

John Gonsalves BSC, MSC. - IT Infrastructure

Collin Maxwell - IT Infrastructure

Guy Williams - Fundraising

David Williams - Station Technician

Tyrone Dean - Youth Engagement

Chrespo Campbell - Youth Engagement

Stephen Brown - Volunteer Recruitment


Advisory Panel
An Advisory Panel of unpaid volunteers is
currently being selected and details will be posted here when broadcasts begin.

Inspiration FM Needs you to volunteer

If you would like to become a volunteer, please download and complete the following form to sign up, and e-mail it to info@inspirationfm.com info@...pirationfm.com

Positions are available for djs, presenters, journalists, news readers, administration, publicity, and sales. The experience you will gain from working for Inspiration FM will increase your prospects of employment in BBC and commercial radio in general. Already several Inspiration FM volunteers have found jobs with major broadcasters.

Inspiration FM provides a helpful and friendly atmosphere to work in and we hope you will enjoy your time with us.

Click on the link to download the application form.


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Inspiration FM Have Won Prestigious Awards !

Inspiration FM have won a number of prestigious awards a true reflection of Inspiration FM dedication and professionalism but also the warm regard and esteem it is held in by the local public and business community.

Winners of The Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2004 for getting black and ethnic minorities involved in community radio.
Northampton Afro Caribbean Centre Community Awards January 2005. Inspiration FM receives a community action award for training and involving young people in delivering radio broadcasts.
Community award from the Wellingborough African Caribbean Association for outstanding, broadcasting, journalism and coverage for the black & ethnic minorities in Northamptonshire.
Community award from the “Dreams To Reality Youth Group” for getting young people involved in making and producing radio 2005
Nomination for BBC Frank Gillard Awards 2005
Black History Month Award 2002. Countywide award for media, journalism, radio training and delivery of multicultural broadcasts for the Black and Ethnic Minority communities of Northamptonshire.
Northants Police Community Action Award 2001. For exceptional accomplishments in the work carried out by Inspiration FM in the community

Foster Care Fortnight


From Monday 11 to Sunday 24 May 2009 the Fostering Network, the UK’s leading charity for all those involved in fostering, will launch Foster Care Fortnight, its annual campaign to recruit more foster carers.


The media team can be contacted on
020 7620 6441/416/437
or media@fostering.net.

For more information on Foster Care Fortnight, contact
Helen Clarke on 020 7620 6407
or email helen.clarke@fostering.net

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Black Health Agency (BHA)



Black Health Agency (formerly BHAF) was established in 1990 as a response to the lack of service provision to Black communities related to HIV / AIDS. BHA has always prided itself in being one the biggest charities to tackle the issues surrounding Black sexual health in the UK and in recent years the agency has widened its remit to incorporate a broader range of health services for Black African, Caribbean, South and South East Asian and marginalised communities.
Black Health Agency aims to challenge health inequalities for BME and marginalised communities and to make a positive contribution in health provision and service delivery. By using our expertise in the field of health, social care policy and service development we aim to provide efficient and appropriate advice and services to communities at grass root level. The agency also takes a strategic and consultative role by working in partnership with policy makers and legislators to ensure the effective delivery and development of services to Black people.

Inspiration FM radio supports Health and Well Being

Monday, 4 May 2009

Schedules from our last R.S.L








Schedules from our last R.S.L
10 December 2007 to 6 January 2008,
provide an example of what to expect
when Inspiration FM begins broadcasting 24
hours per day, seven days per week,
Click on the show's name for further details .


Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm


6am- 9am Breakfast Show with Mark Dean & Gary Bamford catch up with the latest news, traffic, weather & high paced tunes to get you out of bed.

9am- 12 noon Mid Morning Show with Danny Gibson Music, interviews, phone in's , latest news, traffic,
weather.

12 noon - 2 pm After Lunch Music mix with Oliver Francis - Music , phone ins, requests , news, traffic, weather.

2pm- 4pm Jerry Wright The Afternoon Mix- Is the genre for a mix of music, Jerry's famous "Brain Teaser", interviews, news on the hour, weather and traffic reports as and when they occur.

4pm - 6pm Drive Time with Mark Dean & Gary Bamford- Special interviews with up and coming acts from the community along with the latest chart topping hits, favourites, new releases, plus news, traffic and weather.

Monday 6pm to 6am


6pm- 8pm Asiam Music Mix with Paul Gera- Fun, music, news, interviews and information for and from the Asian community

8pm- 10pm Soul Classics with Stephen Brown ,
Steve not only plays the best soul classics , but in between the tracks you will get an insight to the artist, tells you the original vinyl record label, talks about where he played that track first ! , chats to his studio guest, & takes your requests or shouts.


10pm- 12 midnight Northern Soul with Paddy Grady , Paddy plays your favourite tracks and takes your dedications and requests,


12 midnight - 2am
After Dark Slow Jams with Jerry Wright
The genre "Slow Jams is the very best in smooth soulful tunes, to relax with your partner, dedications are always welcome with how you may be listening, EG; with your loved one in bed, or curled up on the sofa with a nice drink all cosy in the living room.


2am- 4am Dukie Dread with reggae, rnb & hip hop Dukie plays the top music dubs reggae, RnB soul, takes your dedications and takes you through the small hours of the night.


4am- 6am Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day, 2 hours of good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.


Tuesdays 6pm - 6am

6pm-8pm Somali Sounds- Fun, music, news and information for and from the somali community


8pm -10pm Urban Mix with Lady K
A great mix of the best hits on the dance floor and special favourites.


10pm - 12 midnight Soul Classics with Stephen Brown
More great soul classic tracks, requests and dedications.


12am- 2am Funk by Funk two hours of toe tapping, head nodding music.


2am - 4am Dukie Dread
Dukie plays the top music dubs reggae, RnB soul, takes your dedications and takes you through the small hours of the night.


4am- 6am The Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day. Two hours of good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.


Wednesdays 6pm to 6am

6pm-8pm Irish Folk Show John Connors
Fun, music, news and information for and from the irish community.


8pm- 10pm Film & Movie Reviews with Andrew Crisp
10pm-12 midnight Mark Manning -
Two hours of the best music and chat between the tracks


Midnight to 2am Slow Jams
Let the "Midnight Crew" presenters
know who you love and where in the world you are,
and dedicate a song to your love.


2am - 4am Dukie Dread Dukie plays the top music dubs reggae, RnB soul, takes your dedications and takes you through the small hours of the night.


4am- 6am The Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day. Two hours of good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.


Thursdays 6pm to 6am

6pm-8pm The Mediterranean Mix with DJ Aggie & DJ Mario
Fun, music, phone-ins, news and information for and from the Greek and Cypriot
community. playlists are posted on the website after each show ends.


8pm - 10pm The Polish Show with DJ Bart
Music, interviews and information for and from the Polish Community.

10pm- 12 midnight The Boogie Machine with John Pyne
Classic hits from the dance floor from years gone by.

12 midnight to 2am Midnight Lovers with David Lewis-
It will make you gasp for more !

2am - 4am Dukie Dread Dukie plays the top music dubs reggae, RnB soul, takes your dedications and takes you through the small hours of the night.


4am- 6am The Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day. Two hours of good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.

Fridays 6pm to 6am

6pm to 8pm Asian Mix with The Spice Boys
Fun, music, news and information for
and
from the Asian community.

8pm -10pm DNA with Tyrone & Anthony


10pm -12 midnight Vybz Machine - Jah Troopers

12 midnight -2am
Sounds of Drum 'N' Bass with
DJ Slater & MC Barney


2am - 4am Robert Mcgowen taking you through the smallest hours, for you late night party people !



4am- 6am
The Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day. Two hours of
good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.



Saturdays from 6am to 6am

6am to 9am The music breakfast with John Pyne & Steve Brown
Either your still awake from the night before, or just about to start your day, John or Steve alternatively will kick start your weekend !

9am to 11am Jenny Campbell & Crew
with IFM Kids show
There is a big world out there,
and Jenny & crew will tell you where it's happening kids !

11am 12 am Sports Review with Charlie Flemming
Football, cricket, rugby, tennis, swimming, if it's going on you will be the first to know !

12pm -2pm Magic Motown
with Paddy Graddy
who will play your favorite tracks
and takes your dedications and requests.

2pm to 4pm
IFM Presents

4pm - 6pm IFM Presents

6pm - 8pm Pranksters Present
Underground Garage.

8pm - 12 midnight Inspiration Family & Friends.
Good mix of chat, and tunes party for a whole 4 hours.

12-2am
DUBS

2am-4am Dom & Guests

4am-6am IFM Presents - Special Guests



Sundays 6am to 6am

6am- 9am Breakfast Zone with Andy Barnard, wacky presenter, aka
"Banny" will start your day a funny ha ha way !
music and laughter for 3 hours
.

9am - 12 noon Gospal Show with Mark Dean & Guests, Good news about the Christian faith with guests from the local ministerial,
and great songs of praise on a sunday.


12 noon to 2pm
IFM Presents.

2pm to 4pm Chris Campbell
Sunday Afternoon mix of
Music and chat, dedications

4pm to 6pm Guy Williams, chat, music &
Taking your requests on this Sunday teatime show.

6pm - 8pm
Hip-Hop Show
,
Hip hop is a music genre and
cultural movement which developed in
New York City in the early 1970s
primarily among African Americans

and Latino Americans
.
8pm -10pm
Jason Ravor
continuous dance Mix,
tracks seem to have no end !
Guess where the next track starts ? ,
can Jason still do his stuff ?,
tune in and find out !

10pm to 12 midnight Brownies Reggae Ride.
Nigel Browne takes a stack of reggea tunes and
blends them together to make two hours fly by.

12 midnight to 2am Positive Vibes- Jessie/ Earth Movement

2am - 4am Dukie Dread Dukie plays the top music dubs reggae, RnB soul, takes your dedications and takes you through the small hours of the night.


4am- 6am The Early Bird Show- The bright way to start your day. Two hours of good tunes, chatter, and a lively host.


Please note everyone, the programme days and times mentioned on all blogs are subject to confirmation and change.

These updates are to give you an idea of the variety of talent on a community radio station, which is funded by the community . ( unlike the big commercial radio stations )

You can advertise and sponsor on a community radio
Enquiries to

Jenny Campbell
Inspiration FM
Community Radio
20 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LU
Tel: 01604 250544
Fax: 01604 250573

email:

info@...pirationfm.com