Volunteering with 103.6FM Tameside Radio

Presenting a specialist or general show, reporting on the latest news stories or working with local charities and businesses is a crucial part of 103.6FM Tameside Radio, but there is so much more to get involved with.

If you cringe at the sound of your own voice, don't worry. Most of us started off that way and there is much to working at a radio station from presenting, producing, interviewing, researching, planning, providing technical help, running a whole range of events, training, developing and so much more; if you aren't quite sure what you want to get involved in, but definitely want to help in some way, Tameside Radio has some of the best opportunities, and almost certainly some of the widest varieties of any activity in Tameside.

Here's a few ideas of what you could get involved in:
  • Audio Production: Audio Production is anything we broadcast that isn't music or rabbited out by a presenter. If you want a direct hand in making sure the station sounds professional, fun, and complete, the production team might be just right for you.
  • Show Production: Show Production is one of the most creative and 'on-your-toes' areas of Tameside Radio; a diverse range of presenters, with so many different interests come together each week to present a show all about their favourite music/topic. By matching up our most experienced presenters with those new to Tameside Radio, we're building a really strong, close knit team where everyone can get involved as much or as little as they want.
  • Tea Maker: The answer is always 'yes' to 'Do you want a brew?' so for a more general overview with a slower pace; if you can find the kettle, keeping one's voice lacquered is one of the most important jobs at the station!
Want to know more about us and the ways in which you can help? Why not spend a day shadowing one of the team to see what we go and how you might fit in!

Email Radio & Digital Executive Manager James Dean at james.dean@insidetameside.co.uk for more information about volunteering or if you're in secondary school in Tameside or Glossop, find out about our School's Programme split across Tameside Reporter & Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Radio!

Please note: For under-16's wishing to volunteer, we must seek permission from their parents or guardians. Parents are more than welcome to their day shadowing us to meet the team.

Our studios are located in Cavendish Mill (opposite the big ASDA) in Ashton. We're about a 10-minute walk from Ashton Bus Station & Metrolink stop and a 2-minute walk from bus stops serviced by the 41, 330, 335, 345 (near the railway bridge). After neogotiating the new ASDA junction, continue walking down Cavendish Street until the pedestrian crossing outside our OLD building, take a right after it, then left at the back of the Mill down to the bottom of the ramp. Bank St is a one-way, so drivers must enter from Bentinck St (after Colin Appleyard) off Park Parade. Click here for Google Maps directions.
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