Become a team member

Join your local 97.3 Apple FM community radio team as one of our many amazing volunteers.

Becoming a team member

Whether you want to be part of the On-Air team, the Outside Events team, update our website and social media pages, sell advertising and sponsorship packages or just pick up the duster in the Station and keep 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 a rewarding way to help a small local charitable community organisation – we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

The short answer is no. Whilst experience can be helpful, community radio is very different to other kinds of media.

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.

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 and handling competitions.

No, you could join our events team, our sales team, help update our social media and website pages 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.  

Members must be over 16 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.

Our volunteers 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. Volunteers must also pay a small yearly membership fee. 

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.

Contact our HR Director, Tony Dicks, by clicking here or call our Administration line on 01823 288970.

Note: All Apple FM members work voluntarily and all membership is subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Our premises have limited wheelchair access.