What is Radio Bicester?

What Is Radio Bicester?

Radio Bicester was founded with the vision of allowing the people of Bicester to follow their passions for media. Founded by three teenagers in 2013, this community media organisation is filled with passion for community media and new technologies. Now in 2019 we are moving into the next generation taking the community media organisation already loved by many in Bicester to new heights. As of December 2018, we changed the way we broadcast and create community radio and bought it into the 21st century. On our homepage you will be displayed with a variety of different shows in a similar style of major streaming services. Each week new shows are uploaded to the platform for the people of Bicester and Oxfordshire to stream.

Why do we bother?

Radio Bicester is run by a team of 40 volunteers, the main reason we all get out bed in the morning to run this media organisation is to pursue media opportunities and to create excellent content. Our management team works really hard to provide a environment that our presenters can be creative in. Here are a few snippets of presenters experiences:

“Radio Bicester gives me the opportunity to play the music I love, regardless of genre or style, to people who love music.” - Jez, The Tarka Blowpig Music Show

“I love doing shows, I love reaching out and giving our community a voice and support and I love the banter - we have lots of that!” - Jo, The Seven Show and Community Matters

“Radio Bicester gave me the confidence I always wanted growing up! I’d like to think it’s the start of my journey as a top radio presenter!” - Archie, It’s A Sporty One

“Hosting the Business Lunch show gives me a chance to stretch my public speaking skills, especially vocal variety, and also to be seen differently and 'stand out' more as a business coach/mentor.” - Ben, Business Lunch

“I love music, like really love it and my passion is vinyl. So getting to share things that people may never have listened to before on a format they may just be starting to explore or expanding brings me a lot of pleasure.” - Lee, Just For The Record

Our managing director believes that community media should be made by the community for the community: “Radio Bicester and yWe Media is designed to give local communities a powerful voice. Not only do we give the community the opportunity to create content for the community, we also support the community with our community initiatives, like the community matters show and through our website and social media pages. Essentially we are really passionate about the local community and it’s talent, there is so much talent here in Bicester and we love it.” - Samuel Isaacs, Managing Director.

How can I get involved?

We are always on the look out for new presenters, producers, videographers, photographers and people, that are interested in becoming part of the Radio Bicester family. With studios in the town centre, Radio Bicester is easy to access and the heart of Bicester’s media community. Want to find out how you can get involved, check our Facebook page for specific job posts or just send us an email to: family@radiobicester.co.uk with a note about what you are interested in.

It’s an exciting time for us with our developments, it’s an excellent time to make a difference at Bicester’s community media organisation.

Thanks for reading to find out a little bit more about us as an organisation, the next thing to do is check out and listen to some of our shows, head home and start listening to some of our awesome productions, all created, produced and edited by the community for the community. If you are a part of this community, then you are the reason to yWe Media.