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Edwin Starr

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Roch Valley Radio is community radio for Rochdale, Bury, Bolton and Oldham.

We're Supporting Charities & Not For Profits by promoting your organisation to our listeners.

Get yourself on air to promote your events, fundraisers, recruitment and awareness.

It's really simple:

  1. Download the Roch Valley Radio App
  2. Record a short message (max 30 seconds)
  3. Listen to Roch Valley Radio to hear your message on air!

How to record:

  1. Open the Roch Valley Radio App
  2. Click the 'Message' icon in the top right of the app
  3. Choose 'Record a Message'
  4. Add your name and contact phone number
  5. Hit the big red mic record button and record your message.
  6. Click the red stop button when you've finished
  7. If you make a mistake, click the bin icon, and record again
  8. Once you've recorded your message, hit the 'Send' button in the top right corner

Here's some tips to make it sound great:

  • Do not have any music playing in the background - we cannot accept submissions that include any music (even if used as background music)
  • Record somewhere quiet and not echoey (your car, when parked, is ideal)
  • Be energetic and enthusiastic - project your voice
  • Make sure you've thought about what to say before recording
  • Don't write a script - otherwise you'll sound like you're reading
  • Bear in mind that Roch Valley Radio is listened to by 18-40 year olds, so ensure your message is relevant to our audience age group

Suggested framework for your message:

  • Start by introducing the organisation (maybe include your name too)
  • Briefly outline the event/appeal/message 
  • Detail where more information can be found (website address)

Remember, you only have 30 seconds maximum!

Please only promote 1 event or appeal per message. However, you can record as many different messages as you want!

Plus: you can add your event to our online What's On guide. Submit your Event

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