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Dear Residents and Businesses Welcome to the first edition of Border City Times. In this our first edition we have some special thanks to those businesses that have helped make this possible. By the end of this short introduction spread across the pages of this light weight piece of communication I do hope you will have the understanding and knowledge of who Cumbrian Local Publications are, what we aim to do and how we hope to support local people, local organisations, charities and businesses in the community across Carlisle. It’s a magazine which comes to you free through your door. The postage is paid and we will be printing 22,000 copies of Border City Times that will be delivered through doors via the Royal Mail Door to Door service every month. We hope to provide local information and advertising opportunities for local businesses that are affordable to everyone and much more.

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On pages 6 – 7 is the story of how we began and why. Over this page we have our contents and the rest is a mix of stories, information and advertising. What comes next is really up to you. Border City Times is a platform for good news only and we do have Cumbrian businesses represented here that have been supporting us since the original title was launched in November 2010. We see this as a huge positive for any independent business who considers coming on board as it is very much about commitment and reward. We have made a start, our first ever publication was 28 pages and distributed to around 6,000 doors in and around Penrith. Here we are with 24 pages going through 21,752 doors in Carlisle, there are more details on page 12. What makes a good local magazine is the local people, so if you have a story (no press releases, please) or something of interest that you want to share, please send it in or drop me an email. On behalf of the team please enjoy your first Border City Times by Lee Quinn

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In some ways it was a tried and tested idea, but every town, village and city has its own identity and when you want to embark on a regional project, you do come across boundaries of habit and tradition. These are not seen by the eye or posted on a sign, but they are there. With a background in retail and in various other industries and a business consultant since 1994, I have always been a firm believer in communication and the need, at a local level to always have as many channels of communication available and open. Word of mouth is wonderful, but changes in the structure of how we communicate with each other, the changes in where we live, the changes in the demographics, the changes in the financial climate, these are always evolving and the words ‘new technology’ have become a part of our everyday lives. Many years ago, we had 7 inch vinyl records played at 45 revs per minute. Then came the CD and at a national and world level, the consumer was informed that record sales were in steep decline and CDs were on the increase. Well, if no one stocked records for sale, which was the trend then, the shopping pattern is forcibly changed. We didn’t really have a choice! Communication, I believe, is about choice and you and I can switch on the radio, turn on the television, pick up the paper or switch off our mobile phone if we choose. As someone who has run a small business for nearly 20 years, I have had to adapt. I communicate a lot by email and by phone. We still get asked for our FAX number, but much of my work is still by face to face meetings and discussions. As a business, we have to communicate that we exist and this has always been using whatever channels are affordably available. You can get caught in the worldwide web (www), but where is that spider and if you wanted to come out, can you? In October 2009, I took the view that choice in marketing a business or project locally in the Eden Valley was quite restricted due to high costs. I also took the view that small independent businesses that Border City Times

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needed to be known, could not always regularly afford to market their business. I also noted that the boundaries of communication channels were also restricted to just certain areas of promoting their business and how they could present their business. In an age where no one has a black and white television, why should advertising be restricted to black and white and colour cost more? In another area I had been successful in setting up a fulltime community radio station. I had run a local magazine and been a match day programme editor. I had assisted in localism projects, so I set about creating a business model for the community, in Penrith and the surrounding areas to support several needs in the current climate and open up more channels of communication. The idea was to have a community radio station, run by local people in the community with an open door policy for people of all ages and experience to get involved. Long-term, I had a vision that the radio, linked with existing media, had the potential to tick all the boxes. It was a project to hopefully link with local media and enhance it. To do any project on this scale requires funding and the financial climate was not favourable at the end of 2009. I suppose my view then was that there is never a right time but with the right concept and a small group of supporters, including yours truly, anything can be made to happen. It was about promoting a can do, can deliver attitude in very negative times. In line with the requirements of Ofcom, the radio licensing regulator, I registered an intention for Penrith and the surrounding areas to have a community radio station. To set up a community radio station, there is a laid down process and procedure, interest had to be registered by June 2010. Eden FM radio Ltd was registered and set up as a not for profit business in July 2010. Ofcom would, however, not be reviewing licensing requirements for full time applications in Cumbria until the end of 2012. With the first stakes in the ground, I then contacted local media to form links on how on a regular basis this project could be campaigned, launched and be communicated to the area it would serve.

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Unfortunately, it was to receive no local media support, not without spending, so forcibly I created the Eden Local community publication. Self financed and with the support of a handful of local Penrith businesses who signed on the line for a minimum of six months, they believed in the idea and in November 2010, the Eden Local community publication was launched and posted through doors. It was to be the platform for promoting the campaign for a local community radio station. It was the magazine that offered local businesses a choice in presenting their business. It was the community communication in print that would feature local stories written by local people, about local events and activities. It was presenting not just an advertisement about businesses, but the people in those businesses. The Eden Local, supporting the importance of the local economy and the community, written and co-ordinated at a local level, which had a golden rule - no bad news. The choice had been created and to put businesses through around 6,000 doors working with Royal Mail, in full colour, the cost then started at £15 per month. Within a year of that launch, the distribution of the Eden Local publication grew to over 15,500. As new letter boxes opened, new readers came on board and more postcodes were added. The written word in communication through the Eden Local had secured interest in the Eden FM community radio project and it had enabled the project to recruit a team of volunteers. With the support from the Penrith Lottery Fund, the Eden District Council Community Fund and local businesses, many of these supporters also of Eden Local, on 25th November 2011, almost a year to the day when the campaign was launched, Eden FM Radio Ltd, the not for profit organisation run by volunteers, went live on air on the 87.7 FM frequency and on the internet for a 28 day RSL (Restricted Services Licence) community radio trial 24 hours a day. Much work and many hours had been put in by a small team of volunteers to get two studios and an outside broadcasting vehicle on the road, but the idea had become reality. The cost of setting up a radio is an phone: 01768 899111


enormous expense. In the short and long term, the reality is only so much can be generated through advertising, sponsorship and other sources of funding. A full time community radio under licence can only generate 50% of its income through on air advertising. If the radio was to become full time, it would have to run as any business and run within all the rules, processes and procedures of a professional radio station. The project, to get to transmission, was like a very hard climb to the top of a mountain, with a team of people who had never climbed. However, to become a full time radio, is nothing short of a project to get to the moon. But man did make it to the moon and in the week of writing this article Ofcom have confirmed that Eden FM can now submit their full-time community license application. The full story is on page 18 & 19 Cumbrian Local Publications also started to trial its own business directory, CA Business which is online at www. . It is locally maintained linking in with Eden Valley Websites and currently under construction. The magazine which is Eden Local is now one of 3 main titles currently distributed in Cumbria with a total distribution via Royal Mail of close to 58,000 copies per month More details are on page 12 – 13 and all of the previous 35 publications are available free to read via As a business we have clients that use Cumbria Local Publications to design and maintain websites, we are also able to offer a full design to print service for marketing materials at great savings to our clients. We don’t sell print we just point clients in the direction for savings. With the advent of Border City Times you now also have the choice; local media by local people, local communication and local opportunities.

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The summer is over and winter is fast approaching, we are all starting to think of preparation for winter; It’s an expensive business keeping our properties warm and cosy over the long Cumbrian winters and as the price of electricity, gas, oil and even wood and coal continues to rise year on year it is time to look at the alternatives What are the main sources of alternative renewable heat and electricity available to help reduce our domestic bills today and for the future ?

Solar PV (Solar Electric) is still one of the best investments that you can make. Solar PV saves on your electricity bills and generates a financial income guaranteed for the next 20 years earning and saving up to £1000 per year annual return on investment. 4 KWp domestic systems. Approx. cost £7000

Solar Thermal ( Solar Hot water ) depending on your hot water usage and life style a solar thermal ( Hot water System) can provide between 60-80% of your total hot water demand. Approx. cost £5000

Biomass & wood pellet stoves Wood-fuelled heating systems, also called biomass systems, burn wood pellets or logs to provide warmth in a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers. Pellet stoves and boilers burn pellets from a hopper either attached to the stove or detached up to 15 m away. Pellet boilers and stoves are fully automated in the same way your gas or oil burner is with full thermostatic control. They can even work in conjunction with your existing oil or gas boiler. No need to replace your existing system. Wood Pellets are clean, cheap, reliable and easy to use. A wood-fuelled boiler for could save you over £600 a year. Domestic biomass boilers are eligible for a £900 grant. Prices for a domestic application range from £3000 - £20000 depending on size of system

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Pumpkin Bread Autumn is the season for pumpkins, but you can always substitute with roasted butternut squash at other times of the year. Tasty and crunchy, this bread is great torn into chunks and served with a hearty soup.

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100g (31⁄2oz) pumpkin 1 tsp olive oil, plus a little extra for roasting 300ml (1⁄2 pint) water 1 tsp fast-action/easy-blend yeast 1 tsp granulated sugar 500g (1lb) strong white bread flour 1 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp ground white pepper 50g (2oz) good local blue cheese 50g (2oz) toasted walnuts Salt and freshly ground black pepper

First, roast the pumpkin. Cut it into quarters or eighths, season with salt and pepper and rub a little olive oil into the pumpkin flesh. Place it on a baking tray and roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the flesh is tender. When it is cool enough to handle, peel or cut the skin away and mash the sweet orange flesh with a fork or blend in a food processor until smooth.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), gas mark 6.

To bake in a breadmaker Place all the remaining ingredients, except the toasted walnuts, with the mashed pumpkin into the bread pan by following your manufacturers’ instructions regarding the order of liquid/dry ingredients. Place the walnuts in the nut/raisin dispenser (if available) and set your machine to the basic/normal raisin setting, large loaf, medium crust. If you do not have a nut/raisin dispenser, when the machine indicates (with a beeping sound), add the toasted walnuts and close the lid. To bake by hand Place the water, yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon oil and pumpkin purée into a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, white pepper, blue cheese and walnuts. Using your hands, mix together until it forms a dough and comes away from the bowl – it should take about 3–4 minutes. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead (see basic instructions on page 27) for about 5–10 minutes. Return the dough back to the bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for 30–40 minutes to double in size. Scoop the bread back out and give it a simple knead for 1 minute. Transfer the dough to a 1kg (2lb) non-stick loaf tin and leave it somewhere warm to prove for 30–40 minutes or until it has almost doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), gas mark 6. Bake the loaf in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until it is golden on top. To check if it is cooked, carefully slide the loaf out of the tin and tap the underneath. If it sounds hollow it is cooked, if not, return it to the oven for another 10 minutes.

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Welcome to Indiagate

With a huge selection of restaurants in Carlisle and a massive range of different cuisines available in the city, I visited Indiagate in Carlisle to find out more and why I should take a trip to this restaurant, which has taken on a site that was once a small supermarket. The established brand of Indiagate is one I am familiar with in Penrith. Sam Miah the proprietor at Carlisle, was working at Indiagate Penrith, when I first met him, has now taken on the huge task, in a difficult financial climate and in a competitive area of the city to set up his new business. As I walked in I could not believe the size of the restaurant, with over 200 seats. This must be the largest Indian restaurant in Carlisle and is certainly

the venue where you could have a big party for a special occasion or one evening after work. Whether you are eating on your own, a couple, a family wanting a meal out, or a larger group even up to a full coach load I was assured you would be given a warm welcome. It was easy to see why this was. I arrived with Paul, the Cumbrian Local Publications photographer and owner of Witt-Woo Photography. Paul had already visited the restaurant a few weeks previously and was able to confirm that the quality I could now see tasted every bit as good as it looked. This uncompromising approach to quality is especially important in this difficult economic climate with so many restaurants making cuts. I wasn’t there to

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recommend the restaurant- more to explore and see what was on offer and to review the potential. The restaurant at the time this article is released will have been open for just four months.

the second wave of customers coming in for a quick and tasty meal. As the evening progressed, after 7.30, it was more about orders being taken for the specialist dishes from the menu.

Indiagate offers a creative and traditional menu with chef’s specials and it has an unbelievable buffet from 4.30 pm to 10 pm every day. I counted 12 starters, 20 main dishes, the normal sides and 4 selections of rice. I arrived at 4.30 pm just as the dishes were being positioned on the counter. Who would come in at 4.30pm I wondered? My question was soon answered as people began arriving to grab a meal after school or have quick dinner before heading out for the evening or before going home after work. A little while later the buffet was replenished ready for

Centrally placed just 4 minutes from the railway station and with car parking very close it’s a very accessible restaurant offering a range of services to suit many different kinds of diners throughout the day. The traditional dishes are all there and you can try as many as you can work through, creating your own meze or platter of food. At 4.30pm on a week day the area was relatively quiet and you could see from the families coming in they were taking full opportunity to enjoy everything that is available. With not much more to add it’s the pictures that can best summarise what I saw.


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Cumbrian Local publications are not just delivered to every home by Royal Mail in CA1 1, CA1 2, CA2 5, CA2 7, CA3 8, CA3 9, CA4 0, CA4 9, all of CA10, CA11, CA12, CA13 and CA16 but also delivered to every known business address, which of course, includes all those people working from home, including those people with a mobile business.

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price, with some tips and advice Admin, Matty is our new apprentice designer, Stef our seasoned graphics designer and illustrator is around a few days of the week. I deal with sales and collation of articles and the process from design to print, with the help of some volunteers including Chris a good friend who also helps design and setting. Keith co-edits and writes with me, whilst overseeing my dyslexic tendencies that creep in late at night.

As each new letter box opens in the postcodes we cover, a copy of Lakes Local, Eden Local or Border City Times will be delivered. This will include holiday homes as well as full-time occupied properties. New people moving to the area may not buy or collect a local publication but they will get a Cumbrian Local Publication through their door within a month of moving in. With our best intentions we support all that is local, however, we make it known that we do shop around the UK for the best printing prices for our own publications and the Cumbrian Local Publications customers, which is why you can advertise your business to 57,793 addresses (figures generated 15th September

Cumbria Local Publications Ltd, formerly Eden Local Ltd, a single title business, now has 5 titles to date and Keith is currently working behind the scenes on the 6th title. We are not a part of any other media organisation, just a small business with big ideas and goals.

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The distribution includes 4,238 business addresses, so it is an ideal platform for business to business communication. How can we afford to put your name, your business or your story through all these doors? Little is more; a lot of businesses contributing a little a box ad or two and signing up for 3 – 6 months helps us pay for editorial space. A large percentage of our costs are in print and postage costs. We are a small team of 4 in a local office; Helen is part-time on Accounts/

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Outside the City Keith Wood

Whilst there are always plenty of things to do in and around Carlisle itself, we should not forget that Carlisle is the main city for the county of Cumbria and outside of the area Cumbria is best known as being home to the English Lake District. From this first issue of Border City Times we welcome local photographer and writer Keith Wood to the team. Keith is a professional outdoor photographer, specialising in landscape and heritage photography and lived in Penrith on the edge of the Lake District for over 16 years. Whilst there are many areas of outstanding beauty within reach of Keith’s camera from the Yorkshire Dales to the Scottish Borders it is to The Lake District that Keith is most often drawn. Having completed a full round of “The Wainwrights” in 2007; all 214 fells described in “The Pictorial Guide to The Lake District” by Alfred Wainwright, he has an extensive library of images covering all parts of the Lakes taken throughout the seasons. His work is regularly published in both local and national publications, several calendars annually and has had nine books of illustrated walks published in Halsgrove’s “Boot up” series of “leisure walks of discovery”; five titles covering walks in the Lake District and a further four titles covering the Yorkshire Dales. Additionally an Address Book of the Lake District using 50 of Keith’s most popular images is available. October 2010 saw his first coffee table style book published “The Yorkshire Dales in Winter” with 140 images of the Yorkshire Dales taken during the coldest winter for 30 years- plenty of pictures of snow and ice. Keith will be supplying us with a walk in the Lake District each month taken from one of his “Boot up” series of books. From time to time he will also be helping with other photographic projects including working on our exciting new Route 66 project. To see more of Keith’s stunning images take a look at his website: www. So let’s immediately get started with a walk to one of the most popular fells in the Lake District; Catbells on the shore of Derwentwater, starting by taking the boat from Keswick. Border City Times

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Catbells Keith Wood

The ascent of Catbells must be one of the most popular walks in the Keswick area and rightly so, it’s distinctive shape is seen across Derwentwater from all along the eastern shore. With limited parking the ascent of the fell is best achieved from Keswick combining the walk with a trip across the lake using the Walkers Launch to Hawse End. 1. Take the launch from Keswick across the lake, disembarking at Hawse End at the foot of Catbells. Leave the jetty and head straight on up through the woods to reach the foot of the Catbells ridge. The well built path path immediately starts to climb fairly steeply up the ridge; keep to the main path and avoid taking any of the shortcuts. The path levels off before resuming the climb up a fairly eroded section leading to a plaque dedicated to “Thomas Arthur Leonard”. Continue up a little rocky scramble before the path levels off for a second time. After another climb the path levels off for a longer stretch along the ridge with outstanding views down to the left of Derwent Water. Drop down to a little col before resuming the upward journey for the last pull to the top. Nearing the summit the path loses its clarity up the loose, shaley surface, but follow any one of the numerous tracks continuing uphill all arriving at the same point. 2. From the airy summit, follow the only path along the line of the ridge which immediately starts losing height heading towards Maiden Moor. There is a good view now to the front left all along Borrowdale to Kings How with green fields in the valley bottom. This is easy walking, phone: 01768 899111

gently descending heading down to the col or depression between Catbells and Maiden Moor. 3. At the depression with its crossroads of paths, take the path to the left heading down towards Derwent Water. The path heads steeply down the flank of the fell on another repaired path, a bit like descending a staircase. The path zig zags down and along the fellside walking towards the Jaws of Borrowdale, losing height all the way. Ignore the first muddy path heading off to the left, keeping on the main path. Pass a green platform which makes a good viewing station across the lake. 4. On reaching a Y junction, the path splits into two; take the left fork on a clear path now doubling back north heading towards Skiddaw, losing some more height above a little plantation of pine trees on the right. At a T junction of paths by the wall, turn left again continuing on the clear path along the foot of Catbells. Pass a slate plaque and seat in memory of Sir Hugh Walpole of Brackenburn. Continue walking along the fellside with the road below, looking across to Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell. 5. Just before some woodland, the path joins the road for 10 yards in front of an abandoned quarry. Beyond the quarry rejoin the path rising gently above the road. The path continues to climb gently for quite a long stretch to regain a couple of hundred feet, before levelling off and finally dropping back down to meet up with the road at the end of the fell. Head back down to Hawse End Landings to take the launch back to Keswick.

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Dales Railcard still only £12 for 12 months

Another great winter offer will be available for holders of Dales Railcards when travelling on the Settle Carlisle Railway. From 5th November 2012, a flat fare day return ticket costing £7.00 will allow travel from Carlisle and other stations on the Settle-Carlisle line, going to all stations and on to Leeds or Bradford Foster Square. The offer also includes travel from Brampton and Wetheral. During the offer, which ends on 24th February 2013, up to four children can accompany a Dales Railcard holder for a flat fare of £3.50. Dales Railcards can be purchased by residents of specific postcodes CA1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. The

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Northern Rail, will operate the daily service along the Carlisle-Settle-Leeds line, are to run additional train services on the five Thursdays before Christmas starting on 22nd November. The train will run from Carlisle to Kirkby Stephen and return stopping at all stations. Great for late night shopping in Carlisle, connections from other major cities or you may like to visit one of the hotels or pubs in Appleby or other villages. Times for these trains: FROM CARLISLE FROM KIRKBY STEPHEN Carlisle 20:57 Kirkby Stephen 22:00 Armathwaite

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card costs £12 per person and is valid for 12 months. You can obtain full details of the scheme and buy the railcards from Appleby and Carlisle Railway stations or at Anyone living outside the eligible postcode areas has the option to join the Friends of the Settle Carlisle line, which gives the opportunity to purchase a Friends’ Dales Railcard. Outside the winter offer period, the railcard provides 1/3rd off the cost of a single, day return or open return ticket within the permitted travel areas with great discounts for up to 4 accompanying children.

Based at Appleby the group travel office can offer year round discounts for groups of ten or more travelling on the Carlisle-Settle-Leeds route. You may be looking for a group to travel to visit Settle or Skipton or even a party weekend in Leeds, more details can be found on the group travel page at The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company has offices at Appleby and Settle and work in partnership with the train company, Northern Rail. In addition to dealing with group bookings and Dales Railcards, we provide a refreshment trolley service on most of the trains on the Settle Carlisle Line offering a wide range of drinks and snacks. The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company, Railway Station, Clifford Street, Appleby, CA16 6TT Tel: 017683 53200

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The transition to transmissio

‘Store room to studio

It’s a short story. In fact it’s more of an update as the story is still being written. It’s about a group of volunteers that have come together travelling from Carlisle, Kirby Thore, Brough, Hesket, Melmerby, Stainton, Appleby and locally in Penrith to create something that can be shared locally, across the county, the country and the world. It was July 2010 when I stood in the Cumbria Mini Centre at Ullswater Road Garage, Penrith, trying my best to sell advertising space to a car salesman. The Mini Centre had only opened about 4 weeks earlier, but I didn’t know that at the time. At the time, I was preparing for the launch of Eden Local, which would lead to the communication of the campaign for a local community radio station. I met Steve, the proprietor of the Mini Centre. Within an hour, we had moved on, advertising was booked, a network had begun and a radio site found, which was the first tick on a very long list of actions needed to establish a radio station. Much of what has been achieved at Eden FM radio is attributed to a group of dedicated volunteers. Steve didn’t realise it at the time, as he was working full-time at the Mini Centre that he was to become the first advertiser and become the Border City Times

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first volunteer. He then went on to become one of the first presenters to be trained. Whilst building a radio station does require funding, however, it’s not all about the money. It’s actually all about a group of people working in one direction towards a common goal. It’s no good having the facilities to be able to raise the funds if you haven’t got the commitment of the people. It’s not just about presenting, it’s also about an understanding of responsibility. It’s not about egos. It’s about serving the community. Once you get a radio station on air, you can’t just turn it off because someone can’t make it in. You can’t do many things that are without a cost and without commitment. The rules for a community radio station aren’t dissimilar to those of any regional or national radio station. In fact those who have worked in radio will understand how difficult it is. There is a huge difference between a radio station where all the staff are paid and a radio station where nobody is. It is voluntary work, which requires a lot of understanding of many elements and to run a voluntary based business 24 hours a day, every day of the year, goes beyond the passion of just wanting to be a DJ. Firstly, let’s clear up one popular

misconception; that a radio station actually has presenters not DJs. A radio presenter is someone who you invite into your home. They talk to you and sometimes you might respond to them, with a smile or a frown! So from Disc Jockeys to radio presenters, Eden FM had a group of volunteers, some of whom were DJs and others people with a passion to be on the radio. On March 22nd the first meeting was held for potential volunteers. Many meetings were to follow and the team started to grow. It was a difficult process, presenting a vision, showing people a room full of junk that would eventually be studios. Martin Cowin from Brough arrived on the bus one day. He was one of those volunteers that attended a meeting. His words and thoughts, ‘I came along to a meeting and got showed around. It wasn’t a radio station, it was a room full of junk. No equipment and some bloke saying we could have a radio station up and running in 2 months. I thought he was either a genius or absolutely crackers’. Martin is now a committee member and a regular presenter on Eden FM. He has witnessed the roller coaster ride of radio. As I explained to him and the group, even if we only have a box, a mic and a record player that we can wire to a transmitter then we can start to transmit- that

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is the worst scenario. Now, 12 months on, Martin is preparing for the third 28 day transmission on the FM frequency. Meanwhile, he is presenting his shows over the internet every week.

and the surrounding areas. Away from the studio, our outside broadcasting vehicle was out and about in the community. In 56 days, Eden FM radio has transmitted 1344 hours of radio on the FM frequency.

The backbone of the team is a club DJ, with regular slots at the Loft ‘djsianos’, alias breakfast and evening presenter Sian Whittaker, who with Andy Neen, breakfast and evening presenter and outside events co-ordinator, both share the role of deputy chairman. The full team line up which is taking shape is available to view on www. The youngest presenter is 13 and the oldest I cannot reveal, but is of a young retirement age. The team now consist of around 20 volunteers most of these present. When Eden FM radio switched on to transmit on 87.7 FM at 10am on 25th November 2011, it had 5 presenters (including the then 11 year old) who had actually presented live on the radio station at a community or regional level. No one had ever designed, built and launched a radio station with the exception of one person. It was a steep learning curve, yes and an experience to look back on and build on, absolutely.

Around 60 local people have been interviewed from across the county during this period, many events in the area have promoted and many charitable events and activities well supported.

In a studio for the first time, over 20 people were faced with a studio console with 12 channels. It had switch overs, live feeds for the telephone, an outside broadcasting vehicle channel, 4 microphone channels, 2 PC channels and a news channel, 2 channels for 2 turntables, 2 mini disc player channels and 2 CD player channels. There was a set pattern in how news would be on the hour, the weather was presented and adverts were played at set times. In between this, music was scheduled and they might interview guests and get to present for up to 4 hours at a time. It was local radio. It is local radio. It’s about local people having a go and for some, living a dream. Local schools having their own shows, local bands playing live, a variety of music covering classical, blues, country, swing and roc, 50s through to today’s chart, local news and events. Local people interviewed every day from the town

Local people, communicating with the community that is Cumbria, Eden FM radio has continued to broadcast and stream live every day via It is preparing for another temporary licence in November 2012 and at present is completing its application to become a full time Community radio on an FM frequency. It’s our first introduction to Carlisle, we have two presenters that make that trip and we hope more will come forward. The power of the internet means they do have an audience at home, among friends and a growing listenership across Cumbria on the internet. If you have an interest in community radio, or you would like to know more, or you might want to be a volunteer at the radio, please drop us a line at admin@edenfm. If you would like to sponsor or advertise on Eden FM Radio, please call 01768 899101 or email sales@ Because of the restrictions and the conditions of FM fulltime community licensing and even when the transmitter is switched on for the trial broadcast for 28 days in November and December chances are you won’t hear Eden FM on your FM radio in Carlisle. The power of the transmission from the Penrith based transmitter is not even a tenth of the strength of the radio stations already in this region but if there is a group in Carlisle that believe maybe a community station is much needed then please visit the Eden fm radio site and follow the link to Border City FM Lee Quinn, Chairman Director Eden FM Radio Ltd

From a potential disaster to an outside broadcaster, the Eden FM radio OB vehicle complete with 9 metre hydraulic mast.

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Dalemain Christmas Fair This Christmas treat yourself to a shopping experience like no other, as on November the 2nd, the beautiful mansion of Dalemain on the fringes on the Lake District will open its doors to entice you and your family with festive delights.

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Already a hit with celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Bjorn the Polar bear will entertain the children as you shop, as his Inuit handlers parade him around the grounds allowing a tactile experience unlike any other.

The Dalemain fair is an event not to be missed and a perfect preamble into the Christmas spirit; just a few minutes from Junction 40 on the M6 this magical Cumbrian wonderland awaits you and your family. Join us on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November and start your festive shopping with style.

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And Finally...... Short and sweet as it is, please spread the word that another publication has arrived in Carlisle. Having read this first issue do you think that we have something that is different? Is there something special about a small business running a publication locally offering the community an opportunity to be involved with it? We hope next month we will have some local volunteers who want to be writers and photographers or some would-be radio presenters joining us in what we hope will be the start of a revolution in community communication.

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