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Welcome to the SCR blog page. This is where you can find out the inside track about everything (well almost!) that's going on at Stratford Community Radio. Presenters, producers and all the back room staff will keep you up to speed on all the latest developments at YOUR radio station, so remember to check back on a regular basis. Don't forget, if you've got something to say about the town in which you live, then contact us.

 

Fantastic Competition - Global Gathering Tickets to be Won

Here at SCR we are giving away a simply fabulous prize - 2 tickets to next weekend's Global Gathering at Long Marston Airfield. Celebrating its tenth year, the music festival is promising to be better than ever this year, with a line-up that includes Faithless and Dizzee Rascal.

The prize is worth £240 and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to tell us - in no more than 25 words - why you think Myscr is the best radio station in the world!

The competition closes on Thursday 29th July at 3pm - so what are you waiting for? Email your answer to info@myscr.co.uk - do it today!
GOOD LUCK!!

For more information about who is appearing go to www.globalgathering.com/2010/line-up


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Happily Ever After Writing Competitions - T&Cs

Happily Ever After

Writing Competitions

Terms and Conditions

1. Entry is open to any writer who lives, works or studies in the Stratford-upon-Avon area. Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not currently be submitted for publication or any other competition or award.
2. All entries must be accompanied by a cover-sheet detailing the name, address, telephone number and age of the entrant, along with the correct word count. Entrants under 16 must have permission to enter granted by a responsible adult, which might be a parent or teacher.
3. All entries must be typed and on A4 paper. Short stories must be double-spaced. Poems must be single-spaced with double-spacing between each verse, if applicable. Entries cannot be returned.
4. Entries must be posted to Stratford Community Radio, 50 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6QW to arrive before 5pm on the specified closing date. Alternatively entries may be emailed to happily-ever-after@live.co.uk, although we cannot be responsible for entries not received in time due to problems beyond our control.
5. Short stories must be a maximum of 2,000 words. Poems should be a maximum of 32 lines.
6. Entrants retain full copyright to their work.
7. Closing dates are detailed below. Entries received after these dates will not be considered.
8. Entries written for adult entertainment are accepted, however any entry containing language or references that listeners may consider offensive or inappropriate for afternoon transmission will not be considered.
9. Judges will select a First Place and Runner-up for each competition.
10. If other entries are received which the Judges feel deserve commendation, these entries may be selected to appear on the website at www.stratforduponavon.org.uk
11. Winners will be notified by the dates shown below by telephone on the number provided on the entry cover-sheet.
12. Winning entries and Runners-up will be published on www.stratforduponavon.org.uk and entry to this competition confirms agreement to such publication.
13. Writers of winning entries will be invited to the studio at 50 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, in order to read their winning entries live on the Happily Ever After Show. Writers may nominate a third party to read their winning entry on their behalf, if preferred.
14. The Judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
15. No cash prizes will be awarded.
16. No alternative prizes will be awarded, however if prize-winners are not able to attend the studio on nominated dates, an alternative date may be offered in certain circumstances.
17. These Terms and Conditions may be subject to change from time to time, so it is the Entrant’s responsibility to check before submitting their work.

Current competitions

Much Ado About Stratford
Short Story Competition – CLOSING DATE: Friday 3rd September 2010

Haunted! - REVISED CLOSING DATE!!
Short Story Competition - New Closing Date: Friday, 1st October 2010


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Happy Days








Dark clouds may have been threatening above and a cold wind blowing a gale, but nothing could put the dampers on our Picnic in the Park this afternoon, and the gods were with us, as despite the breeze it stayed dry.

Camped beneath a beautiful great willow tree the volunteers of Stratford Community Radio, with families and friends, gathered for their latest social event in the Recreation Ground, with a fabulous spread of delicious food and drinks to keep us fed and watered.

Sara from Fairy Fun(www.fairyfun.co.uk)delighted the children – and the ladies! – with her glitter tattoos. Adding a little sparkle to the occasion, they will last for up to a week, so some of us will have a bit of explaining to do in the office on Monday!

As with all voluntary organisations things often change. We are currently going through a bit of a re-shuffle here at the station, which has created some opportunities for new people to join the in a number of different roles.

We’re a very friendly bunch here at SCR – if you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer with us, then please email info@myscr.co.uk telling us about what you would like to do and what skills you might already have that we could put to good use! Type ‘Volunteering’ in the subject line, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Maybe next time we have a social get-together, you could be passing round the sandwiches! Happy days indeed!


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Happily Ever After Joins the Saturday Crew

SCR's literary show Happily Ever After, presented by Jacqui Alexander, is on the move! It can now be heard on Saturdays from 2.30pm-3.30pm, although not today, as Jacqui is unable to drive today and can't get into the studio.
Happily Ever After is for everyone who enjoys literature - whether as a reader or a writer - and the show aims to showcase local writing talent, so if you are a writer, whether a poet, novelist, scripwriter of writer of short-stories, this show is for you!
The show holds regular writing competitions, where the prize is to come into the studio and read out your winning work - a treat that money can't buy.
Jacqui looks forward to welcoming you to the show every Saturday at 2.30pm.


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Portia Conn - SCR Live Acoustic Session

Local singer/songwriter Portia Conn joins Adrian Styles live at Stratford Community Radio on Saturday 6th March!

As a regular supporter of Stratford Community Radio, we welcome back Portia to find out what she's got planned for 2010 and discuss her recent debut single 'I Don't Care'.

Listen in to the interview from 12-1pm and hear Portia play some live acoustic tracks.

Portia Conn

'On The Road Show' is live from 12-1pm on Saturday featuring special guest Portia Conn


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By Anonymous Anonymous | June 3, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

nice blog!

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Kiki Dee - MYSCR Live Interview

After the technical difficulties that got into the works last Saturday morning we're hoping for a clear run this week.

Furthermore, the proposed interview with Kiki Dee that was going to take place has been rearranged and will be happening this Saturday - 27th February.

To hear Andy Garside's interview with Kiki along with the best of the 60's and 70's tune in from 10am on Saturday morning.

See www.kikiandcarmelo.com for the latest news on Kiki's 2010 tour.


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Live In Conversation With Kiki Dee

Live In Conversation With Kiki Dee

As well as playing the normal selection of music from the 1960s and 1970s Andy Garside will be in conversation with singing star Kiki Dee from 10am on Saturday 20th February.

Kiki will be speaking to us from her own studio and joins us in advance of her forthcoming appearance at Leamington Assembly (Leamington Spa) on Saturday 6th March. Stay tuned as at midday we welcome the ledgendry Steve Gibbons into the studio.

For further information on Kiki's collaboration with Carmelo Luggeri visit http://www.kikiandcarmelo.com


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By Anonymous Anonymous | February 19, 2010 at 4:18 AM  

I am listening from Summerville in SC USA how did that happen? word of mouth and was listening for Bramble.

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