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London's Resonance FM fundraising drive

Live events, an online auction, special broadcasts to raise funds for long running community arts radio station

London community arts radio station, Resonance 104.4 FM is launching its annual fundraising drive starting 9 February. Lasting through the week, their campaign will include live events, an online auction, as well as (naturally) special broadcasts.

The station, which is now entering its 13th year of service to Londoners (and online listeners around the world) with an ear for eclectic and more challenging on air fare, is looking to raise £50,000 to replace equipment, extend its broadcast footprint, and renew its OFCOM licence this year.

Resonance FM's CEO Ed Baxter explains: “Radio here [in the UK] is free to its listeners and Resonance doesn't sell anything except for its t-shirts – this year we have a special fundraising design by Peter Blake. We would really like to keep our schedule advert-free and this campaign is partly about that. But we also urgently need funds to replace equipment and to expand our facilities.”

There's further information on how to help here

Also check out The Wire's On Air archive to listen to previous instalments of Adventures In Sound And Music, The Wire's long running weekly programme (previously known as Adventures In Modern Music) on Resonance FM.