To date, we have raised thousands of pounds to purchase the equipment, broadcasting licences and performing rights. We also sell advertising to local businesses, which you can find out more on our Advertising page.
As a local community resource Chiltern Voice benefits a wide variety of social groups including youngsters from local schools & colleges, retired volunteers looking for hobbies & interests outside of the ordinary groups, but also the socially deprived with a number of our volunteers coming through from deprived areas, and some with learning difficulties who have benefitted from a different learning experience.
Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, many with no radio or broadcast experience whatsoever, and we offer a training program to cover all areas of radio broacasting as well as presenting on air. This experience benefits them with communication, planning and fundamental computer skills. In the case of our younger volunteers, we already have a track record of several of our volunteers who have gained further experience and paid work. We have young people who have gone onto study at the Capital Radio run Global Academy, and another who learned the skills to use sound equipment and went on to work in a couple of local venues. (we can provide case studies of individuals who have benefitted from the project)
The project is still growing, giving more local people the opportunity to broadcast as Chiltern Voice is now an full-time 24hr-a-day FM and online community radio station. Our team are constantly updating the station with programming, adverts, news, whats on guides and our volunteer team are creating unique, interesting and local programmes designed and tailored to the Chilterns.