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Programme Coorindator

This challenge is strictly for volunteers who want to be a Programme Coordinator on Radio Shepton.

We need a strong lively personality to front the communication between DJ and software. You will need strong organisational skills to ensure that programmes are imported so that the Programme Schduler will have them available in time for broadcast.

Maybe you already have some administrative skills that you can offer Radio Shepton. If you are an organised person with excellent IT skills it will be great to have you on board!


What's involved?

You will complete some initial training on software with one of our Support Team. This training will enable you to import and categorise incoming material such as radio shows and music.

You will be the main point of contact between DJ and the radio station.

You will need to keep your DJ's in order, ensuring that they submit their material as an MP3 and don't exceed the 200mb limit. This sounds easy but it isn't. You need to stop them from sending links to social media streams and comply with the station's requirements. Bands will try to take shortcuts, exceed the set limit, burden you with entire albums when you only ask for 2 tracks, and generally behave like the excellent musicians that they are! :-). They need somebody like you to funnel their music through and if you can make a good relationship with the bands you will build up a great network of connections over the months and years.

You must have email attached to your phone. you must be on Facebook and have access to other social media streams. This will enable you to reply on-the-fly!

Please have a look at this video to get an overview before you apply. Introduction


Why get involved?

Some of a huge number of reasons why you need to be invovled with Radio Shepton!

Want to be in the world of music? Want to be close to current and local affairs? Want to build up a strong database of connections and learn how to chanel them out through the medium of radio? 

Mayeb you have a particualr job in mind that this experience will assist with?  Or maybe you want to boost your CV?

In any event, this volunteer role will be highly valuable in demonstrating your skills in radio. And you will get to connect with some amazingly creative individuals.

Be as involved as you like!

How to get involved?

If you want to join a lively and interesting group of radio enthusiasts you will always get our full support. 

Thank you so much for your interest in becomming a Programme Coordinator for Radio Shepton! We are very keen to learn all about your brilliant organisational skills.

Radio Shepton is a Community Station that provides enjoyment for all ages and tastes and includes all contributors.

If you are representing the station and acting as the main point of contact between DJ and radio station you will need impecable communication skills! We are interested in just about everyone and everything we want to be fully inclusive!

The way you select and choose your language and engage with the DJ's will determin the success of the station.

The key thing to do is to keep it friendly and fun. After all nobody wants to give up their free time to join a misrable team of beurocratic individuals. Motive your Cotributors! Make our station brilliant! Stand out from the rest. Treat our Contributors better than any other station. Make it a personal mission.

A few kind words of praise go a long way and you will be expected to motivate and encourage our Contributors to stay with Radio Shepton so that we don't loose them to other stations.

We would now like you to read the Ofcom standards that we follow here at Radio Shepton:

 Please only work with contributions that fall within these guidelines. Radio Shepton will not enter into any debate about widening this scope. Soz.

Please ask all contributions to be sent to as an MP3 and NOT to your personal email.

Programmes should be in multiples of 30 mins. E.g a 30 min, 60 min, 90 min or 120 min show. Please ask Contributors to state the NAME of their PROGRAMME, THEIR  DJ NAME, a LINK to their social media, the TIME and DAY on which you they prefer it to be broadcast AND how many programmes you they would like to offer:

Example: My programme is called IN THE MIX with DJ SMIFFY at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DJSMIFFY and I would like it broadcase on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM for 6 WEEKS, ONCE PER WEEK.

You will need to vet the demo programmes to ensure they comply with the Ofcom Guidance.

You will need to inform Contributors that by submitting their programmes by email they are agreeing to the following (scroll down)

We really look forward to working with you here at Radio Shepton!

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


Ideal Skills

  • Computers and Technology
  • Teaching and Training Radio Skills
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Children aged 12-16

Ideal Interests

  • Learning and Education
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs

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