[About Community Voice FM]
Community Voice FM (CVFM) is Middlesbrough’s only Community Radio Station, which was launched on the 10th August 2009 with the aim to serving the community of Middlesbrough and the wider Tees Valley region through a diverse range of radio programmes and community projects.
[CVFM launch party - Mayor Ray Mallon with CVFM Board members and guests]
The station is now well known for its diverse range of programmes, broadcasting on 104.5fm in the Middlesbrough area and online via this site. The station caters for diverse range of the communities, having developed programmes which cater for numerous musical tastes, cultures and interests. Asides from serving the niche music tastes, the station also broadcasts programmes in number of different international languages which caters for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The radio station aims to bring communities together through music, sports, culture, discussion and debates by utilising the power of radio, this work is demonstrated by our commitment, support and sponsorship of flagship events in Middlesbrough’s Calendar e.g Middlesbrough Mela, The Intro Festival, Middlesbrough Literary Festival, Volunteer Star Awards and Tees Valley BME Achievement Awards.
[Studio Guests - AV Referendum: Yes campaign supporters in the Studio]
The radio station is predominantly operated by an enthusiastic and committed team of volunteers, supported by a small team of paid staff who coordinate volunteer activity and deliver community focused projects which are designed to meet the aims and core commitments of the station.
[CVFM Project Wins Top Award - Staff & Volunteers celebrating after scooping top award at Community Awards Ceremony]
During the last 18 months the radio station has delivered a number of high profile and awarding winning projects, which have supported over 500 hundred people with training, employability, volunteering and capacity building opportunities. We are always looking for people to add to our pool of volunteers so if you can spare a few hours a week to support a local initiative, we would love to hear from you. Our programme schedule is fairly fluid which means we can experiment with new music and programme formats, so if you have a good idea for a new show then we would love to hear from you (full training will provided).
Remember this is your platform so if you’re a local Musician, Band, Entertainer, Poet, Comedian or whatever other talents you posses and want the rest of Middlesbrough to know about it then we are here for you.
To find out more about our projects, success and future development plans, please find a copy the Community Radio Key commitments annual report below.