Basingstoke, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 02, 2009 -- Radio Bracknell listeners can enjoy the programmes on their computers at work, PCâs at home, wi-fi radios, many models of mobile phones, Playstation PSPâs and in-car entertainment systems through Bluetooth enabled hands-free mobile phone kits.
John has been involved in several internet and local radio stations previously including being co-founder, along with international country music radio and television personality Lee Williams, of the very successful country music station, CMR Nashville (www.cmrnashville.net) which had a global listening audience of 2 million people in the year ending September 2008. But he says Radio Bracknell will be different.
âWe will be at the heart of the local community, despite also being listened to by people around the world. Enabling young people, local DJâs and music enthusiasts to produce and broadcast their own shows is only the first element of that community involvement.â John said.
Elsewhere, John has worked with schools and youth groups to enable young people to produce programmes so time has been allocated in the Radio Bracknell schedule for such programmes.
âOur website will have comprehensive links to sources of âwhatâs onâ and job vacancies information. It will also support local retailers, venues and outlets by facilitating local businesses offering our listeners special promotions through membership of our RBXclusive listener club.â John added.
Local people who would like to be involved can volunteer to help by maintain and developing the websites (including MySpace, Facebook and Next2Friends presence) or promoting the station in the local area. John said: âVolunteering enables local people to become part of a small team supporting a local project whilst having fun at the same time as gaining new skillsâ.
The choice of music is very wide, from pop and dance through to jazz and country. Some shows are being syndicated from the United States with some stations there taking Radio Bracknell programmes on a reciprocal basis.
âSome people ask why I am proceeding with the launch in the current economic downturn here in the UK. Having weathered the economic storms over many years in business, I know these things are cyclical. Like all businesses, radio stations take several years to gain credibility so launching now means that we will be established by the time the UK economy shakes off the recession. Besides, we all need cheering up and Radio Bracknell will be fun, interesting and useful so perhaps the timing is perfect.â John says.