WELCOME TO BEAT ROUTE RADIO
Beat Route Radio is THE Community Radio Station for Rushden and the Nene Valley.
Run entirely by volunteers, Beat Route Radio truly is your Community Station, we want to hear from you if you run a charity, provide any kind of care services, run a local business or if you just want a request played or to dedicate a song to someone you feel deserves it.
This is a great town and area, we need to shout about it.
In our first year, Beat Route has attended many outside events where we have provided our Outside Broadcasting capability, including Alfred Street School Fete, Party In The Park, West-End DIY open day and the amazing Swivelfest, Higham Ferrers Christmas lights turn on to great acclaim with over 40 hours of live broadcast, not bad for beginners!
The proof of the pudding, we've been asked to attend each event in 2019 but with a much greater remit, including hosting the main events!
We currently provide around 80 hours of programming a week and as we recruit new volunteer presenters that will grow. We need around 30 volunteers to offer a full schedule so there are still opportunities for new presenters. The majority of our presenters have never worked in radio before, we offer full training, advice and mentorship.
Its not all music radio, we want sports enthusiasts, local, clear and concise non-biased political comment and also how about local councillors/politicians offering 'Q&A Surgeries' by social media? "How do I get a pot-hole repaired", "I need help completing a DWP claim" or perhaps you just want to listened to by your local representatives, come and have your say!
If you are interested in possibly presenting a show on local radio, come and have a chat with us and as long as it fits with our core values then we'll give you the opportunity to air your show. No previous experience is required, only 5 of our 26 presenters had any previous radio experience, we can train you in house.
Events in our community are promoted free of charge, so if your organising a fundraiser or expanding a service please email us on and we will make sure your event is publicised free of charge.
We are not driven by advertising, we will never be airing 3, 6 or 9 intrusive adverts per hour, we are COMMUNITY RADIO. However, we do need to pay the bills to keep the lights on around here and so we do offer 'Sponsored Programming' at a very affordable price, there will be a mention at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of a show and no other adverts, if you sponsor a show that's it, no one else will muscle in on your program! Please do make contact if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you.