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LUNCH WITH JACQUES COUSTEAU AND OTHE STORIES 
 Celebrating CEBs Stirling work with older people for 25 years this year –                                
 ‘Lunch with Jacques Cousteau and other Stories A book of memories and stories written by older people in Cowal and Bute




Lunch with Jacques Cousteau and other Stories’, is a book of memories and stories written by older people in Cowal and Bute. Now available from CEBs and Bookpoint in Dunoon for £5. CEBs have been distributing complimentary copies to befriending friends this week. The beautiful illustrations have been provided by local schools, nurseries and older people and are the first part of our ‘Tree of Hope’ intergenerational project.
We are very grateful to all those who submitted their wonderful memories, local schools and nurseries for their beautifully decorated ‘leaf’ illustrations, Age Scotland for their support and for funding the printing costs, Bookpoint Dunoon hello@bookpointdunoon.com 01369702377 for very kindly stocking the book for no commission, Argyll Talking Newspapers for working on the audio version (which will be available soon), and Andy Crossan for the design.
CEBs has been working with older people for 25 years this year – ‘Lunch with Jacques Cousteau…’ is their celebration…

CELTIC CONNECTIONS ONLINE FESTIVAL 2021                              

THE DANNY KYLE OPEN STAGE 2021 BROADCAST LIVE EACH DAY                                     ON CMR95.FM & DCR97.4FM AT 5.OOPM                                                WITH YOUR HOST “AUNTIE” LIZ CLARK                                                            For full daily line up and much more  information : www.celticmusicradio.net   

CELTIC CONNECTIONS ONLINE FESTIVAL 2021 READY TO GO AND DCR97.4FM  WITH CMR95FM WILL BE THERE FOR YOU WITH LIVE BROADCAST EACH MORNING 10.00AM AND THE DANNY KYLE OPEN STAGE 5.00PM




The Celtic Connections online festival will across 19 days, present over 30 online performances between Friday 15th January and Tuesday 2nd February 2021.
World class concerts will be available to view online with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens across the world as part of the winter festival.
Celtic Connections has created unique digital content from specially commissioned projects and performances filmed across many of Glasgow’s much-loved venues. International artists have also contributed to the eclectic line-up by recording performances remotely.
Traditionally, the festival welcomes over 100,000 attendees to Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music, and on announcing the digital-first festival organisers hoped it would appeal to the wide international audience they usually see attending the festival. The 19-day event undoubtedly has caught the attention of music fans across the world with festival passes purchased in 35 countries already. With the festival’s global audiences in mind, they have allowed for all shows to be available for a week after they are first streamed to alleviate any restrictions for different time zones enjoying the range of content. 

DUNOON COMMUNITY RADIO PRESENTER FIONA MCNEILL WINS “FEMALE PRESENTER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020”

More than 460 entries from UK licensed Community Radio stations were whittled down to five per category. The shortlist for the 2020 Community Radio Awards, sponsored by PlayoutOne, was announced in November with Dunoon Community Radio Presenter Fiona McNeill nominated in the “Female Presenter of the Year” category






THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BOBO ABOUT TO LAUNCH ON DCR97.4FM

The Adventures of Captain Bobo series is about to launch on here on Dunoon Community Radio, written by R. D. Dikstra & Kay Hutchison with Illustrations by Matt Rowe they are inspired by the iconic PS Waverley, the world’s last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer and the tales told by Kay’s father, Captain Robin ‘Hurricane Hutch’ Hutchison, who was one of the youngest captains to serve on Scotland’s famous Firth of Clyde, where he worked for over 40 years. The Adventures of Captain Bobo are a 10 minute 10 part weekly radio series of the children’s books.                                                                                                                                                                       

THE RADIO CHARITY SHOP-HILLFOOT STREET GETTING READY TO RE-OPEN

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GETTING READY FOR A NEW BEGINNING TOGETHER

When we closed the shop early March mindful of the well-being of our volunteers and customers none of us thought it wouldn’t be until August till we looked to opening up again.

Now into the fourth week of Scotland’s Phase 3 of the route map for coming out of lockdown it is only now that we feel safe enough to think about re-opening.

Some of you may have noticed we have started refurbishing the Hillfoot Street Radio Charity shop. Of course, as we all know, there are a lot of changes we have to make in the shop to ensure the safety of both customers and volunteer staff but rest assured, we will not re-open till we can ensure the safety of both customers and volunteer staff. We are looking forward to re-opening the Shop and inviting old and new customers to come visit us in Hilllfoot Street .

DCR CONTINUES TO BROADCAST LOCALLY ON 97.4FM AND WORLDWIDE ON THE INTERNET –WELCOME

GETTING READY FOR A NEW BEGINNING TOGETHER  

SINCE APRIL 2020 WE HAVE BEEN HERE 24/7 KEEPING YOU INFORMED ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE VALUE YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS AND CAN ARRANGE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY LIVE BROADCAST TO OUR LISTENERS

On the 10th July Scotland moved to Phase 3 of the route map for coming out of lockdown, you can see some key dates for future changes here https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

You should

• wear a face covering

• avoid crowded places

• clean hands and surfaces regularly

• stay 2m away from other people

• self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

See what you can and cannot do to help suppress the virus.

During Phase 3 of the route map for coming out of lockdown here in Scotland, Dunoon Community Radio volunteers continue to broadcast and with the support of our sustaining service Celtic Music Radio from Glasgow continue to bring to our local community and regular listeners from all over the world regular updates of what is happening across the Cowal with information that may help us get through each day We shall avoid repeating or reporting on national issues that are widely covered by main stream media but will endeavor to keep you up to date on local matters.

We also value your observations and comments and to do this you can contact Victor the Programme Controller 24/7 Mobile 07833667739 who will pass on your information and can even arrange immediate emergency live broadcast

We now have nine DCR97.4FM presenters broadcasting live from their homes and with the support of our sustaining service Celtic Music Radio from Glasgow we now bring you over 80 live hours broadcast.

GETTING READY FOR A NEW BEGINNING TOGETHER  

DCR CONTINUES TO BROADCAST LOCALLY ON 97.4FM AND WORLDWIDE ON THE INTERNET –WELCOME

WE ARE HERE 24/7 AND VALUE YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS    AND CAN ARRANGE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY LIVE BROADCAST TO OUR LISTENERS

We are now in Phase 2 of easing #coronavirus lockdown measures in Scotland. From 19th June 2020 People who are #shielding can go outside and be active.                    Scottish Government guidance around #shielding and physical activity has now been updated ➡️http://mygov.scot/shielding #physicalDistancing #COVID19

As we now enter Phase 2 of the lockdown measures here in Scotland Dunoon Community Radio volunteers continue to broadcast and with the support of our sustaining service Celtic Music Radio from Glasgow continue to bring  to our local community and regular listeners from all over the world regular updates of what is happening across the Cowal with information that may help us get through each day

 To keep you informed of local issues starting at 7.00am each weekday morning  Fryll’s Roadsrailand Rivershow has now dedicated itself in informing you to what shops are open and how you can organise home deliveries.                             We shall avoid repeating or reporting on national issues that are widely covered by main stream media but will endeavor to keep you up to date on local matters.

We also value your observations and comments and to do this you can contact Victor the Programme Controller 24/7 Mobile 07833667739 who will pass on your information and can even arrange immediate emergency live broadcast  

We are also aware that many listeners don’t subscribe to social media, have a lap top and only use their android phone for phone calls so we will be keeping this in mind and where possible give you contact phone numbers other than social media contacts and it is advised to keep paper and pencil handy.

We now have nine DCR97.4FM presenters broadcasting from their own homes with two more shortly to come on line and with the support of our sustaining service Celtic Music Radio from Glasgow we now bring you over 80 live hours broadcast.

DCR CONTINUES TO BROADCAST LOCALLY ON 97.4FM AND WORLDWIDE ON THE INTERNET –WELCOME WE ARE HERE 24/7 WE VALUE YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS AND CAN EVEN ARRANGE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY LIVE BROADCAST TO OUR LISTENERS  

Whist we all experience life changing challenges on a daily basis and live with so much uncertainty Dunoon Community Radio volunteers will  continue to broadcast and with the support of our sustaining service Celtic Music Radio from Glasgow continue to bring  to our local community and regular listeners from all over the world regular updates of what is happening across Cowal and information that may help us get through each day . 

To keep you informed of local issues we have changed the format of some programmes with presenters including more local information, many of you will have noticed that the morning Roadsrailand Rivershow has now almost dedicated itself in informing you to what shops are open and how you can organise home deliveries. We shall avoid repeating or reporting on national issues that are widely covered by main stream media but will endeavour to keep you up to date on local matters.

We also value your observations and comments and to do this you can contact Victor the Programme Controller 24/7 Mobile 07833667739 who will pass on your information and can even arrange immediate emergency live broadcast  

 We are also aware that many listeners don’t subscribe to social media, have a lap top and only use their android phone for phone calls so we will be keeping this in mind and where possible give you contact phone numbers other than social media contacts and it is advised to keep paper and pencil handy.

For the past few weeks as presenters entered isolation our IT Department (Archie) was working hard In devising ways and means of presenters broadcasting from their own homes and we now have seven presenters broadcasting  with two more shortly to come on line

CONGRATULATIONS

THE ARGYLL AND BUTE YOUTH AWARDS —SOAP ACKNOWLEDGED

WELL DESERVED AWARD FOR DUNOON BAND “SOAP”

                                                                      

We are now posting information under several heading and would love to know what you think, there is a section at the end of each post to do this, it needs your e-mail address, but we promise not to tell.

If you would like to contact DCR97.4FM we have a CONTACT US page, where you may e-mail or phone, sometimes the phone is not manned so please leave a message and a contact number and someone will get back to you as soon as.

 

The most important news we have had this year to share with you was the recent announcement that we had been successful in our application for a five year extension to our present Ofcom Broadcasting licence.

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This now means we have a Ofcom Licence for the transmission of community radio broadcasting services till November 2024

                                                                      

We are of course licensed to play music with PRS &PPL

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Broadcasting on 97.4fm on air and via the Internet. Dunoon Community Radio is a small local radio station serving our community.

We are a registered charity and run solely by volunteers.

We broadcast 24/7 

We have a variety of programs covering all genres of music, so there will be something for everyone. For more information, check out our website or email us at mail@dunooncommunityradio.org

All OFCOM information is available upon request.

Dunoon Community Radio broadcasts to the people of Dunoon, the Cowal Peninsula and surrounding area. It is managed, operated and maintained by people from all sectors of the community with special emphasis for the young and elderly, some participating in the radio activities as individuals others from groups or associations, local schools etc.

Broadcast programs encourage listener participation and cover a wide variety of music, leisure pursuits, local history and culture, language and social issues. Dunoon Community Radio is dedicated to the promotion of matters of local interest and concern, promoting local activities and events and the promotion of the Gaelic Language and culture. 

By offering the services of Dunoon Community Radio to local government, educational institutes, local careers, charities, fundraisers and local initiatives Dunoon Community Radio hopes to maintain a community awareness and credibility as an integral part of the Dunoon and Cowal community. 

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