From YMCA to FM to make voices heard

A new online community radio station, run voluntarily by young people from North Staffs YMCA, has been launched in Hanley.

Knot FM began broadcasting on March 4 this year, as part of the YMCA’s One Big Sunday, and is based at Edinburgh House, Harding Road.

The radio station is run predominantly by people living at North Staffs YMCA, whose responsibilities range from presenting radio programmes, to sound editing and organisational roles. Continue reading

Mary Fox Returns To The Radio

6 Towns Radio, a side project that Tony and I are working on has had some good news today.

We have managed to get the legendary Northern Soul & Motown presenter Mary Fox to present a show on our new station. We have been speaking with Mary for a few weeks and this morning we met and Mary agreed to join the team to present a 2 hour show each week.

I am delighted be joining Six Towns Radio and being given the unique chance to present the soul and Motown show. There can’t be any place more deserving in the country to have its own soul show ““ we are after all soul-on-trent.

I’ve had a great time working in the city, the people took me to their hearts and so now, it’s great for me to be able to give my time and energy for free to this community station as my way of giving something back. I hope it will be a great success. It is after all the future for true local radio ““ for the people by the people.

As a director & chairman of the Community Interest Company that we have set up to run 6 Towns Radio, I’m delighted that Mary has offered to come and broadcast with us, Mary is a true fan of the music so when she broadcasts you know it is because she is interested and passionate about it. There is a massive following of the Northern Soul scene here in Stoke, which was proven with the turn out at the Soul Boy film premier and all nighter last weekend at the Kings Hall. Mary has her own loyal group of listeners who we hope will listen to her show from September now that Mary has found a new home with us.

You will be able to hear Mary on 6 Towns Radio each Friday from 17 September between 7 & 9 PM