Summer Appeal

Be Wise and help reduce crime

Certain types of crimes increase during the summer time.  As the days get hotter we leave our windows open, might not lock our front doors as we have our BBQ in the back garden.  Be wise is a new campaign to remind people of simple and practical steps that can be taken to cut down on crime in the region.

Summer Appeal Gig @ The Harley

Sheffield Live! 93.2FM Gig @ the Harley
An event for Sheffield Live’s Summer Appeal 2009

On Monday 3rd August the Harley Hotel & Bar and Sheffield Live! 93.2FM team up again to showcase the city’s freshest and exciting Indie talent. This event is part of Sheffield Live’s Summer Appeal, to support the good deeds we’re doing in the city. Prepare for a night of eclectic sounds to tingle your earbuds!…

RepoMen: acoustic set from Sheffield post-punk new-wavers, putting down their electric guitars in favour of an acoustic and a double bass.

Sieben: a.k.a. Matt Howden. One man, his violin and loop pedal. Deep, dark, beautiful amd moving. The word genius is often over-used but not  here. Has to be seen to be believed.

Party Horse: Ex-Tiny Dancer’s front man Day Kay and wife Ersula ride into town with a fist full of guitar driven power-pop tunes with a metallic edge. “Like a Anglo/Dutch Fleetwood Mac brought up on grilled cheese”. Tasty!

The night will close with Sheffield Live! DJ sets from the fabulous people behind ‘The Indie Hour’ and ‘The Breakdown.’

Doors open at 8pm and £3 gets you in…

Don’t forget to keep it tuned to Sheffield Live! to hear tracks from all the bands and interviews with all the music makers!

An Open Letter To Gordon Brown

The 20th July marked the fifth anniversary of the legislation that enabled Sheffield Live and other community radio stations to start broadcasting. Since then more than 200 community radio services have been licensed and around 150 are on air, creating around 400 jobs, involving over 10,000 volunteers, and serving a potential audience of more than 10 million people. Ofcom’s latest Annual Report hailed community radio as “one of the great UK broadcasting success stories of the last few years”, but that success could turn to failure if much needed Government support is not forthcoming, according to community radio groups and their supporters.

The Community Radio Fund is described by Steve Buckley, Director of Sheffield Live! 93.2FM as “.. woefully inadequate”. Steve says the new sector is in a precarious situation: “To put it in context, the money available today through the Community Radio Fund to support the operating costs of 150 community radio stations is less than the annual salary of a BBC Radio 1 breakfast DJ.

An open letter has been written to the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, signed by 82 community radio leaders, media scholars and experts including representatives of 60 community radio stations, in a bid to raise awareness of the threat to community radio.

Add your support by donating to your local community radio and by writing now to your local MP and the Prime Minister.

You can read and download the letter by following this link