TORBAYS URBAN AND WORLD MUSIC COMMUNITY RADIO
‘BAY-VIBES’ is a forward-thinking, interactive non-commercial, Urban, World Music, community, radio station, based in Torquay/Devon.
At ‘BAY-VIBES’, we are a move away from commercial broadcasting. We are a freeform internet radio platform, allowing the DJ-Presenters their artistic freedom, to decide and control the content of their shows, and the opportunity to present their shows live, either in the studio, or from their own location.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
We are giving listeners a fresh, new alternative, a chance to hear content you won’t necessarily find on other stations. From new to classic songs and underground anthems covering Urban Funk/Soul, Funky/Soulful House, Electronic, UK Garage, Drum’n’Bass, Dub, Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae/Dancehall, Afro Beat and other styles from around the music world. Our DJs and Show Hosts are either Radio/Club DJ’s, Music-Producers or Artists, who have been involved in the Music Industry for a number of years. Plus new up-and-coming Performers/Presenters, who are all passionate about their work, creating content for listeners, which also contributes to a cultural and creative community. You will hear shows with music, interviews, musician studio sessions, live broadcasts from local festivals, live events, field recordings, or artist’s sound-installations. That’s what will make us unique! And making ‘BAY-VIBES’ a station of choice. The result? Complete diversity! A new radio-platform which both supports, and nurtures creativity, and which inspires and surprises our listeners.
HOW CAN YOU LISTEN
To ensure the radio station is fully accessible, we’re broadcasting via the internet. Nice and simple! You’ll be able to listen live via the website, at home or at work. On mobile devices, using our own built-in player, which means you can listen in the car, or on the bus. So you can see and chat with the DJs/Presenters and guests. Internet broadcasting means more versatility. So you can listen when and where you like.
COMMUNITY IS KEY
On our interactive web-platform, we are focussing on local information in Torbay/Devon and all of the UK, covering Music, Events, and the English-Riviera Lifestyle. ‘BAY-VIBES’‘ aim is, building a community around the station, a station made up of DJs, musicians, artists and listeners. This is, what will set us apart from the existing competition. We want to give people something fresh and exciting, something they can feel a part of. So whilst the focus is local, internet-radio it also means a potential international audience.
It’s taken almost a year of planning and preparation, but after a lot of hard work, ‘BAY-VIBES’ is almost ready to launch.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
The risks, we’ll face, are mostly financial, once we are up and running. Not to mention building up the hopes of so many interested people! But over the last year, we’ve received great advice and guidance, not only from friends and colleagues, but from the community of other independent radio stations. They have all generously shared their experiences, insights and advice. Plus, by speaking to other stations and business advisors, we have found out ways, how we can survive financially. Through new funding models and grants, like many other independent stations. This is a challenging project.
Essentially, we want to establish a new style of radio station which will serve, not only the creatively diverse people, who will use it, but it’s listeners in a way – perhaps some broadcasters today – cannot. ‘BAY-VIBES’ will cover the costs of music rights and provide a free platform for DJs and hosts, and the freedom to decide the content of their own shows. We want to give listeners an exciting and engaging experience full of possibilities. So yes! It’s a bold and ambitious undertaking! Yes, there are risks and challenges. But what we hear people say most often is… ‘We need this!’ Which means it’s absolutely a challenge, worth facing.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are a non-profit community radio station that works tirelessly, creatively and positively. Through independent music we work towards breaking down barriers within the community, engaging young people in culture and the arts through the medium of radio.
We as a platform for DJs, producers and presenters, who otherwise would struggle to break into the industry.
We will work in partnership with other organisations, to enhance the skills and life-chances of hard to engage young people.
Your ‘BAY-VIBES’ Team