Apple FM – Don’t Just Listen, Be Part Of It
Whether you want to be part of the On-Air team, the Outside Events team, sell our fundraising Draw tickets to residents of Taunton Deane or picking up the duster in the Station and keeping the studios clean for our Volunteers – we want to hear from you.
Maybe you’re studying radio, media or journalism and would like to gain some media experience – maybe you’re retired or just have a couple of hours a week to spare and are looking for some rewarding way to help a small local charitable community organisation – we can help.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions….
Do I need to have any previous broadcasting experience?
The short answer is no. Whilst experience can be helpful, community radio is very different to other kinds of media.
How do I become a Volunteer?
Apple FM’s members are all Volunteers. To join our team our HR director will send you a link to complete an online Application Form. We will then invite you along to speak to him and explain more about us and how we operate.
Can I have my own programme immediately?
To become a Presenter you will be placed with one of our Training Presenters and your abilities and needs will be assessed so we can determine if and when you will be ready for your own programme. We also like new members to demonstrate a commitment to the station during their training. Activities to do this may include assisting Presenters, assisting at outside events, hospital ward visiting and handling competitions.
Do I have to become a Presenter?
No, you could join our events team, our sales team, help update our social media and website pages or be a ward champion, assist the Music Librarian, be the Studio Cleaner or a number of other jobs. Our events crew attend local events and could be asked to do anything from handing out leaflets to providing the entertainment on stage. Our sales team are responsible for liaising with local organisations and companies to strike sponsorship or advertising deals that will generate an income for Apple FM. Ward Champions are responsible for liaising with hospital patients, ward staff and general staff within the Musgrove Park Hospital complex. You will be responsible for raising awareness of Apple FM and collecting requests for our on-air team.
Are there any age limits?
Members must be over 16 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.
What are the commitments of a member?
Members need to support Apple FM in one of the ways mentioned above. We encourage all our members to take part in external activities – including Outside Events and collections.
How quickly will I hear back from Apple FM after filling in and submitting an Application Form?
You will hear back within 4 weeks from your initial contact to say we have received and are processing your application. If you have not heard from us by this time, please contact our Human Resources Director, Alan Collins. please click here.
Need more information?
Contact our HR Director Alan Collins, please click here or call our Administration line on 01823 288970
Note: All Apple FM members work on a voluntary basis and all membership is subject to a satisfactory DBS check. The studio has limited wheelchair access.