Shropshire’s new online community radio station has urgently called for volunteers to help boost its growth in 2022.

INTune Radio says it wants to hear from anyone interested in getting involved both behind the microphone and behind the scenes as it plans a year of expansion over the next 12 months.

The station is currently available 24/7 at https://intune-radio.co.uk with a mix of music and on-demand programming – but has big plans to develop a 24-hour-a-day program. over the next year. covering all parts of the county.

Station founder Wayne Flynn said he urgently needed more volunteers to help drive the expansion plan and that there were roles for everyone at the growing station.

“We are a community-based business and are passionate about providing content that reflects all of Shropshire and especially the under-represented communities right now,” Wayne said.

“We have already launched our new breakfast show and are planning new additions to our schedule over the next few months. But we really need more volunteers to help us take it to the next level.

“We want to hear from anyone interested in radio who has ideas for shows, wants to present on air or record interviews, or has production or audio engineering skills.

“But we also need volunteers to help with all the behind-the-scenes activities, such as marketing, social media, web and graphics design, advertising and community engagement. We already have a fabulous team of almost 30 INTunerz, but we would love to welcome many more hands to help us.

Wem-based Fedora Consultancy marketing consultant Jon Hepburn is already part of the INTune team and says the station provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in broadcasting.

“It has been absolutely fascinating to be part of creating a true community base station that covers the entire county with a special emphasis on telling the stories of community groups, charities and organizations. companies.

“I had no radio experience before I signed up, but loved being at the start of a fabulous project that has such great potential for growth and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. ”

Ruth Martin, of Martin & Jones Marketing at Oswestry, uses her expert knowledge to help coordinate the station’s social media activity.

“It has been wonderful to see the response the new shows have had across the county and the goodwill so many people have shown towards INTune. By volunteering, you not only help tell some of the county’s most inspiring stories and support its most deserving causes, but you’ll also join a great team.

Wayne said plans for growth in 2022 are well underway, with the station already recording new shows featuring interviews with some of Shropshire’s most inspiring people, as well as the best music and local bands, giving future stars the possibility of saving precious airtime, enhancing their visibility and reaching new audiences.

INTune Radio will soon be available online and through smart speakers with an app for smartphones and tablets also in development.

Wayne – a Shrewsbury-based businessman – said the station also provided advertising and sponsorship opportunities for Shropshire businesses looking to increase their visibility.

“We would love to speak to any local businesses who wish to broaden their visibility and also play a role in supporting the community at large. We can offer real exclusivity and dynamic messaging.

To listen to INTune Radio visit https://intune-radio.co.uk and for more details on how to get involved as a volunteer or as a business email Wayne at info @ intune -radio.co.uk.