Community Radio Takeover

Celebrating community, student and hospital radio across Coventry and Warwickshire as eight local stations take over BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. Arawak Radio, Coventry Hospital Radio, Hillz FM, Radio Abbey, Radio Panj, Radio Plus, RAW Student Radio and Vanny FM, are coming together to bring the city an audio experience like no other. Broadcasting for the day, the takeover day provides a unique chance to experience a true representation of the voice and soundtrack of Coventry. As well as being able to listen in to the show, there will be opportunities on the day to attend stripped back live sessions from some of Coventry’s best-loved local artists, and the chance to discover some new talent too. This line-up will be curated by the community stations, shining a light on the role radio in the city plays towards championing and providing platforms for local talent. With support from Voluntary Arts ‘Up For Arts’ model, local stations will bring content from their communities to your radios. So, make sure to tune in to enjoy shows ranging from live music to debate and documentary to radio dramas, all created in Coventry. The Coventry City of Culture team, Voluntary Arts and BBC CWR have committed to work closely with Community, Hospital and Student stations; with training, networking and engagement opportunities. As well as further moments that put local radio at centre stage throughout our year of culture and beyond. Supported by BBC CWR and Voluntary Arts. For more information on Coventry City of Culture 2021 please visit their website



1st June - 31st August 2021