Give an Hour or Two

Make an Amature Radio Broadcast

Make an Amature Radio Broadcast and send it to us as an MP3.

What's involved?

Make an Amature Radio Broadcast and send it to us as an MP3.

Why get involved?

This could be the start of a new career for you! Your digital footprint will be worth a lot as time goes by. So connecting with a radio station can really enhance your appearance. By being able to link your show to Radio Shepton you will benefit from the branding of the radio station and get to connect with other community radio professionals.

How to get involved?

1. Make a one hour radio show, or 30 minutes if an hour is too much.

2. Edit your show to ensure that it is non offensive. No swearing and non racists. In fact, non anything.....

3.Convert your show to MP3 format.

4. Send it as an attachment, by email to

5. State when you would preferrably like the show to be aired.

6. Your broadcast will need to fall in line with Ofcom Guidance for Broadcast. and Radio Shepton's Broadcasting Policy and Code below.

Shepton Radio Broadcasting Policy and Code: Issue 4

Radio Shepton is a community radio station aimed at people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. It is a non-biased entity that is fully inclusive of all community members and does not discriminate against any one individual or group.

Although an internet station and not subject to Ofcom we have based Radio Shepton’s Broadcasting Code on their principles, which include but are not limited to the following:

  1. To ensure that any person under 18 are protected;
  2. To ensure that the radio services provided do not cause harm or are specifically offensive to any particular

individual or group;

  1. To ensure that there is a proper degree of responsibility with respect to the content of any religious

programmes and that such content respects the views of all religions;

  1. To ensure that any material likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or that could lead to

disorder is not broadcast on the radio station;

  1. To ensure that any broadcast avoids unjust or unfair treatment of individuals or organisations;
  2. To ensure that any broadcast avoids any unwarranted infringement of privacy;
  3. To ensure that all sponsorship broadcast is suitable and is broadcast separately from any programme and

that there is a distinction between sponsorship and advertising;

  1. To ensure that the station maintains editorial control over all programmes and that programmes are not

distorted for commercial purposes.

Quality Standards and Disputes:

The broadcast of a programme does not guarantee any future broadcasts.

The quality of material shall be governed by the Board of Trustees for the Shepton Mallet Community Radio Charitable Trust. It will fall in line with, and not exceed Ofcom standards as published at

The Trustees will be guided by public reactions and our understanding of the different audience for each programme at different times of the day and maintain a website that will enable the audience to make a complaint. All Trustees will meet not less than once a year to revise the Broadcast Policy.

DJ’s and Radio Presenters will be responsible for vetting the content of their pre-recorded shows before submitting them to Radio Shepton and will ensure that guests on their shows are also made aware of the Broadcast Policy.

DJ’s and Radio Presenters will not submit material for broadcast that does not fall in line with this policy.

Radio Shepton’s Trustees cannot be held accountable for the quality of each broadcast. However, it will respond to any complaints to Ofcom punctually and will make the final decision about any corrective actions. Any agreed actions will not be subject to appeal.

The Programme Controller will strive to schedule radio programmes at the times requested by the DJ’s but will have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that broadcasts are scheduled at appropriate times.

Any advertising on Radio Shepton will be legal, decent, honest and truthful according to the UK Code of Advertising Practice and the Advertising Standards Authority.

The provision of a volunteer role is entirely at the discretion of the Trustees. The appointment of a volunteer for a specified period of time does not guarantee their continued involvement. 

Issue date 05-05-2019


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