I'm a freelance writer and meditation teacher living in Frome, Somerset
Published September 28th 2021
Local radio with a twist
Community radio station Frome FM is a treat in a world of banal stations playing the same music on rotation and DJs who are even more banal in their chat.
Frome FM is run by volunteers, including the presenters, and each show is individually curated by the person running it, usually based around some sort of loose theme, offering a wonderful array of variety representative of the diverse community in the town.
Here's an overview of some of the shows
Presented by Michael Ormiston.
Michael has years of experience with world music and is a master at throat singing as well as many esoteric instruments. He introduces a wild melange of tunes from far off lands, often affecting and sometimes intense.
Very Very Vintage Produced and presented by Nick Cotterell. Nick brings old-style jazz to the masses.
Very Very Vintage presenter Nick Cotterel
Orient Express Presented by Geoffrey Mackett.
Geoffrey and Mrs M travel on the Orient Express exploring world music from London to Shanghai.
Space Folk Horror Lounge Presented by Darren Giddings
Darren has a treasure trove of exotica that he draws from. Sounds from the radiophonic workshop rubbing up against Japanese folk would not be at all unusual. All delivered with a wry smile and a sense of passion for the uncharted realms of music.
Presented by Julian Crawley.
Presented by current Frome FM chairman the Rebellious Jukebox is an opportunity for him to play some rock and roll classics, some more out there cuts and generally entertain with music that has an edge.
Yes, that's right - this is my show, the latest member to join and the newest show on the air. I'm taking listeners through some spiritual music, whether that be to meditate to or to dance to and alongside that interviewing local practitioners in sound healing and musicians with a spiritual side.