February sees Taunton’s ToneFM reach a milestone, namely the station’s tenth birthday.
Having originally come to the air in Taunton on February 28th 2023 the station is now heading into a month long celebration as it completes its first decade.
ToneFM has always strived to develop and grow its service and content delivery for Taunton, and the surrounding areas and today a dedicated team of nearly 40 volunteers, and one dog are even more focused on original content than ever before, The station currently broadcasts on FM, on a dedicated app, and several streaming platforms including Alexa. Alongside this 2024 will also see the station’s parent organisation, The Tone Community Media Group CIC turning on a brand new digital radio service for Taunton Deane after successfully securing a new licence to manage a small scale DAB Multiplex for the area.
So as a huge thank-you to all of the listeners, partners and friends for the last decade this month ToneFM will embark on their biggest giveaway to date. Working with a host of local partners the “ToneFM Top 10 at 10” will see listeners get the chance to win a host of unique prizes from a prize vault worth over two and half thousand pounds.
“The Top 10 at 10 is our way of saying thank=you to everyone who has supported the station, and the team over the last decade’, highlights Station Director Patch Jobson.
“The team has always tried to do the very best we can, and that dedication is what drives us forward. We’ve had an amazing 10 years to date, but we’re hoping to make the next ten even better. Full details of the “ToneFM Top Ten at Ten’ will be announced on the Breakfast show at 8.15am on February the 1st with a prize from one of the station’s partners being given away every three days. The prizes include everything from dinners for two, car services, theatre, concert and sport tickets, and a holiday for six for four nights.
Alongside the celebrations, Programme and Music Coordinator, Jeff Strawbridge also highlighted that there may be even more news to come for the station later this month. “Whilst we are celebrating our Birthday this month, we’re also looking forward to another announcement that we plan to make towards the latter part of the month, which is also going to bring an exciting new project not just to Taunton, but to Somerset for the very first time. A project which could have a huge benefit to some of
ToneFM can currently be listened to on 107.8FM, online at tonefm.co.uk, on a dedicated app which can bedownloaded from either the Apple or Google online application stores, via streaming services such as TuneIn and RadioPlayer, or by activating the dedicated ToneFM Alexa Skill. New volunteers are also always welcomed, and can find out more by emailing [email protected].