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The Business Support Scheme

At Shire Sounds, our core focus and aim is to provide everybody with access to develop skills & the communication platform to reach our community. We don’t believe that this should stop at our team members, and that’s where the Business Support Scheme steps in.

Shire Sounds is a community project radio station for North Northamptonshire, led by a talented team of under-25s, with presenters ranging from ages 16 to 50.

Since launching from the Kettering marketplace in July 2019, Shire Sounds has built its own for purpose studio in the town centre, supported businesses across the Borough and hosted the Kettering Christmas Light Switch On (alongside Will Mellor). In 2021, we rebranded as The Sound of North Northamptonshire to expand our audience & give more potential to those in the further surrounding areas. We also plan later this year to re-launch our training academy, which is aimed at 13-16 year olds and gives them the opportunity to learn both radio and transferrable skills.

Between now and 2023, we aim to be broadcasting across at least parts of North Northamptonshire on an FM or DAB Community Radio licence. We also aim to take on fulltime daytime staff such as presenters and news readers (with the aim of these being young persons within the community)

The aim of the not-for-profit community radio station is to provide information and entertainment dedicated to the borough and the surrounding areas and to create media opportunities which were previously non-existent for people of all ages.

All of the above is possible, but we need your businesses help.

You can sign up to our Business Support Scheme, for just £10 a month. And in return, we promise to give you

  • A FREE RADIO ADVERT Inc. Production (Worth over £100 a month)
  • Social Media Mentions & regular On-Air Mentions
  • The opportunity for your flyers and promotional content to be shown at our events
  • Advertising on our website, with direct links to your pages.
  • Entry into our Business Support Members page, entitling you to exclusive discounts from other members of the scheme
  • Regular updates on how Shire Sounds is doing
  • Priority access to On-Air interviews when you require them

To become a member of our support scheme, simply get hold of us via one of the below methods

  • Email management@shiresounds.co.uk
  • Call 01536647150 (If no one answers, leave a message and we will get back to you!)
  • Complete the below form

We look forward to hearing from you soon & welcoming you into the Shire Sounds family!

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