COMMUNITY radio station Swindon 105.5 has teamed up with the Swindon 200 Project and Voluntary Action Swindon to find a team of people to present, record and edit a brand new monthly show.

The station is hosting a training day at its headquarters in the Liden Centre on Monday October 3 to give anyone who wants to take part the chance to learn how to present, record and edit a radio show.

Station manager Shirley Ludford was excited about the new programme's possibilities.

She said: "We're opening up opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to come in, learn new skills, and empower them to take control of their own show.

"The focus of the new show is to help raise awareness and promote equality and inclusion in our community.

"Each show will address a whole range of topical issues which will be decided on by the participants to give people of Swindon a voice on air.

"It's the first radio programme of its kind in the region.

"We've had one programme so far, just to help them get into the swing of things, it went really well.

"Now we want to develop a team and get them to manage the show on their own."

Volunteers will learn how to plan and carry out an interview, how to put a programme together, how to run a live show, how to promote themselves and their organisations.

The training day will be held from 10am to 3.30pm.

Anyone interested in booking a space or finding out more information about the training day should email or call 01793 538398 before Friday September 29.

The next Swindon 200 show will be broadcast on Tuesday October 10 at 10am and re-broadcast on Wednesday October 11 at 6pm.

Swindon 200 is a campaign to support Swindon and help it become an equal and inclusive society with the Swindon Equality & Inclusion Charter.

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