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- A special edition newsletter! - A colourful album showing some of what we have done this summer, -PLUS much more!!


History. It all started back in 1996, a group of volunteers decided that a community project on a large scale needed to be established. We founded Inspiration FM which targeted cultural awareness in Northamptonshire. Over the years, they were granted short term radio licences which was a great start and they were helped along the way from a number of sponsors. We've been based at 20 Sheep Street, Northampton NN1 2LU since 1996 and along the way we have achieved a number of things. Here's to name a few;

-Greek show added to line-up in November 1997. -Northants Police Community Action Award 2001. -Winners of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2004. After continuing our vision to provide a service to the wider community, in 2010, Ofcom granted Inspiration FM with a 5 year licence enabling us a full 24 hours a day service. A lot of effort was put together recruiting new volunteers, testing out transmissions as well as promoting the exciting news to everyone. On Saturday 24th July 2010, Inspiration FM was officially opened by the local Mayor. A year has now passed and this brand new newsletter will guide you through some of the things we have done to help the multicultural community here in Northamptonshire over the past year. Inspiration FM LIVE! Click HERE to listen to dow) (link opens new win

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Su pp ort ing the Commu nity. Over the years before we had our new 5 year licence, we were committed to help the community become aware of what some people or organisations do within Northamptonshire. To assist, we carried a number of interviews on air. From July 2010 to present, we have been extensively continuing to help out the community in order to help them get exposure. To name a few, here are some organisations we have helped out over the past year through interviews... Young Achievers

Community Volunteering Service

British Heart Foundation

P rin ces Tru st

l Springb oard Music Festiva

Joan Tumbline Autistic Childrens Charity The Lowdow n

The Lo cal Elections

Salvat ion Army

Bright Kidz

Northamptonshire Police Dostiyo-Minority Ethn

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Ab ou t this Issu e . This brand new newsletter shows you a snapshot of events that has happened from June to the followup of our first Inspiration FM 1st Birthday. Through a series of photographs and links to videos, here are some of the events we have done over the summer. Since we’re a non profit orgnisation and all of us are volunteers, funding is what keeps us going at the station. If you’d wish to make a donation to us then contact the station on; tel: 01604 250544 email: info@inspirationfm.com

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. k r a P e h t Party in

On Saturday 4th June it was a gorgeous sunny day for party in the park. The Inspiration FM crew were down to enjoy the sunshine. It was the first time an event like this has been done in Northampton with the performing acts The Knights of The Damned, Leon Jackson, the Chippendoubles and many more. Over 4000 people turned up to the event with the organisers keen to do the same next year. Here are some photos of our Danny Thompson intereviewing some of the Chippendoubles.

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Carnival 2011. On Saturday 11th June Northampton was getting ready and preparing for a gorgeous event in the sunshine, the Northampton carnival. The theme this year was Footsteps Through Life: A Colourful Journey. The event which was in its 7th year had a record high of 50 floats as well as a fun fair, food stalls, ethnic art and other local businesses based in Delapre Park. It was a beautiful and successful turnout with a great number of acts performing on stage to keep the crowds entertained. Check out the photos below to see the events unravel as well as our own Inspiration FM

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Inspirat ion FM’s

1st Birthday Bash

On Saturday 23rd July we celebrated our birthday in style with a fantastic turnout at the Bandstand in Abington Park. From noon we had a great lineup of acts celebrating our day including; -United Brass -Hannah Faulkner- Lannice -Chris & Julie with The Irish Show -Paris Munro -Ultimate Brass -Celtic Rasta -The Paper Men -JNR -Dave Vegas Project -Love Poets -Rogue State Circus. It was a brilliant success with the Inspiration FM family around to meet and greet the people that arrived as well as the Mayor of Northampton making an appearance. It was great to see you, the listeners and supporters, who came in your hundreds in which we are truly grateful for. We would like the opportunity again to say thank you!

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Youtube. Click HERE to see some video footage of the Inspiration FM birthday party from the official Inspiration FM channel. Click HERE to see some more footage from our team member Gehric B. A special thanks to Mark Manning for taking some great shots of the day as well.

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Mult i-Cultu ral Com

mu nity Show s.

On every weekday between 6-8pm, there is a multi-cultural community show. These guys provide some excellent styles of alternate music as well as showing how successful we are at being a cultural community radio station.

The Asian Music Mix with Paul Ghera. Mon 6-8pm

African Sounds. Weds 6-8pm

The Irish Show with John & Joe. Tues 6-8pm

The Greek Show with Aggie, Mario and Dalia Thurs 6-8pm

The Asian selection with The Spice Boys. Fri 6-8pm

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Sp onsors. These set of organisations below help fund the station and keep us running on a daily basis. Without their continuous support, we wouldn’t be running today.

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Andy Evans Photography by: Andy Evans Mark Manning Videos by: Gehric Barreau Argyros Argyrou Schedules Listen Again

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Inspiration FM Newsletter Issue 1