About Us: 

Each week, 46 volunteers on average, provide 130 hours of their time to Radio Plus. Their roles include presenting, researching, programme production and on-air support. Every person involved benefits from gaining new skills and knowledge in all aspects of radio production, presentation and administration.

Our Programme Features –

 

  • Music that’s new and up to date from a wide range of genres, including local bands and artists
  • Music that is uplifting and encouraging for all ages 
  • Local news and information and entertainment in Coventry
  • Coventry- based charities, churches, communities and voluntary groups, businesses and local agencies. 
  • Volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds within in the community, ensuring our station’s diversity

 

 

 

Radio Plus Media Academy:

Here at Radio Plus not only do we have a vast volunteer scheme! We’re in partnership with Levytate, in order to help people aged 16-30 to develop their skill within the media industry.  Through a Content Producer Apprenticeship. During this you’ll be trained along the people who have worked within the Industry. Getting involved both Technical and Office based tasks such as –

 

  • Productions- Creating/ planning shows, creating sweepers, promos etc. 
  • Presenting – working along other apprentices or by yourself 
  • Social Media Co-ordination – Managing the Social Media content, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  
  • Visual Design- Creating visual content such as Social Media Banners, Updates, Videos etc

 

History of Radio Plus:

Since 2010, Radio Plus has been on the airwaves for almost a decade and is still growing. Based in the former premises of Orion Media’s Mercia FM, Radio Plus, targets the whole of Coventry and Warwickshire with an audience of 16- 30 years old. Radio Plus is a non-profit charity organization, ran by nearly 60 volunteers. Radio Plus has a mission, where we want to inspire, influence and give an identity to a new generation of 16-22 years olds in the city of Coventry.

Having supported the winning UK City of Culture bid 2021 – we believe that the time is right to create a transformational narrative in the city of Coventry in which young volunteers are leading the reporting, programming and music scene in the Radio Plus digital media hub.  We need a new sound to emerge for Coventry’s future which has suffered through economic decline, recession and redundancies.

As a local community radio station we have had some great successes, including being awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2016 which recognized the exceptional work we have achieved with volunteers coming from a diversity of ages, ethnicity and faith.

View our gallery of our Media Academy Apprentices hard at work  :