MUSICIANS AND PUBLICISTS
Who do I send my music to?
If you simply send your music to the studio address without a recipient, the chances are that it will end up in our box for unsolicited CDs. The easiest way to find out who to send it to, is to browse the listings, find the show(s) playing music in your field and address any material for the attention of either the show or its presenter.
What address do I send my music to?
Resonance104.4fm, 144 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB, UK.
Can I send Resonance my press release?
Yes. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can Resonance publicise my event?
The first and easiest way to get publicity is simply to post an announcement on the listings section on our Forum (which we will be overhauling in Spring 2009). The other, as with sending us music, is to contact any presenters likely to be interested: you can find their email addresses on the schedule listings pages. Rope them into helping spread the word about your work.
We are a new band – how can Resonance help us?
Our presenters are happy to receive recordings from new and unknown bands: you do not have to have an “official” release or be established. You just have to be interesting to one of our presenters. Just follow the general advice given above.
Does Resonance take volunteers?
Yes, Resonance is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers wanting to do engineering and related work in the studio are asked to join us on a one-to-one basis by emailing Sarah Nicol. Applicants need to first a complete a two week period working in our studio during office hours.
Can I get work experience with Resonance?
Yes. Email Sarah Nicol and include details of your background, your CV, and, if you are a student, the course you are currently attending. And tell us why you want to be involved with Resonance.
Can I get a job with Resonance?
No, sorry. We have no paid job vacancies at present.
How do I pitch a show proposal to Resonance?
We are always looking for interesting new shows, either one-offs for our Clear Spot; or ideas for a short series. Please email a brief outline, of less than two hundred words, to our programming team. We will send you a simple form to return. We are keen to respond to individual’s enthusiasms and expertise. We have little interest in ideas that cover ground already addressed in our schedule. We especially seek ideas that approach radio in a new way.
GETTING IN TOUCH
Does Resonance want to hear my comments?
Yes. If the comments are targeted at a programme, simply post a comment on our Blog (on the front page of the website) or send an email to email@example.com. Please send comments regarding technical matters to do with the station, reception, website and so on to Sarah Nicol.
Can I get on the Resonance mailing list?
Yes. Join the Resonance104.4fm email newsletter list to receive our bulletins.
Can I interview someone from Resonance for my newspaper, magazine, tv show?
Yes: email Ed Baxter to arrange this.
Can I interview someone from Resonance for my academic study, thesis, project?
Yes: email Ed Baxter to arrange this. But first look at our dedicated Research section.
Where exactly in London does Resonance broadcast to on FM?
We broadcast in central London. Our transmitter is at London Bridge, and has a range of 5km (3 miles). We are bound by OFCOM (the regulatory body for broadcasting in the UK) to limit our transmitter power, and thus its range.
I have reception problems – can you help?
We have recently (autumn 2008) upgraded all our equipment. If you have trouble picking us up on FM, first try moving your radio receiver around, possibly into another room (people have reported no reception in one room and excellent reception in another). Other things to try are replacing the receiver’s aerial or using a booster unit. Different types of radio work better than others: it is a matter of trial and error (let us know what works for you). In extreme cases, you may have to consider moving house.
What can I do to help prevent interruption from pirate radio broadcasts in my local area?
A number of people have reported pirate radio stations operating, on or nearby the 104.4 FM frequency that we use. The most productive way to prevent any future interruption to our service is to register a complaint by navigating to Ofcom’s Radio interference/reception problems page: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/inter/radio/293512/
Will Resonance be going digital?
No, we have no plans to broadcast on DAB at the moment. We can’t afford it.
Can I listen to Resonance on the web?
You can listen live to Resonance over the Internet worldwide. Go to the Listen On-Line Page.