Monthly Archives: March 2007


I don’t know if you’ve been hearing Brunel FM in swindon lately, but when they go to their networky program late night it sounds terrible. It’s not whats on the program, its their computers playing up again!

I’m not sure how the links work or any of it but their jingles are fireing off all over the place, It goes to the ads and then goes quiet, then the emergency tape kicks in, then it stops and goes to another song. Not sure where the problem is but if i wasn’t listening only because have nothing else to listen to, I would of switched off!!!

And if i was in the studio i would be fired by now!!


Walcot FM & No Repeat Work Days

I’ve noticed that one of Community Radio Swindon’s nickname is becoming more known than the actuall name.

Back then during the trial broadcast in 2005 we were SCB or SCRB. It had some silly names like SCAB because apperently the R looked like an A on the website so that was dropped. Scab Radio was mostly given to us by presenters from other stations.

We also got the nameWalcot FM… The name a couple of us were saying as a joke in 2005 during the trial in 2005. We got it off a few confussed people who didnt know who we were, but knew we were broadcasting from The Bulldog Pub in Walcot.

Caroline went was speaking to somebody the other day who called us “Walcot FM” and i’ve spoken to about 5 other people since i’ve been back who had listened to a bit of us on “Walcot FM” asking when we were coming back.

Well for “Walcot FM” or “Community radio Swindon” I’m expecting to hear any day now about this licence business!!!


i was listening to Brunel FM lately and although they have this no repeat weekday thing where they only play a song once for the whole day. Thats ok… Untill you hear it the next day, and the day after, and the day after which makes it just as annoying because it makes each day seem as boring as the last one. And it’s all the same sort of music. Nothing Special, I’ve heard Sugababes, Ronan keating, Lighthouse Family and so on, same old Radio Rubish.