From late March until July 1, East Leeds FM had the honour and important responsibility of producing daily radio broadcasts to help keep our community connected during the challenging time of coronavirus lockdown.
We were granted a special Covid-19 FM broadcasting licence by OFCOM (read about that here in Big Issue North).
A special focus of these broadcasts was keeping older residents informed, connected and entertained.
During this time we produced 65 daily editions of our flagship programme “Keeping a Distance, Staying Close” packed full of special features, interviews, Living Room Concerts, Wordybirds writing segments, Community Conversations, the Great American Songbook, Music in Lockdown, Joe’s Jokes, Jake’s Film Review, The Shopping Forecast and much more.
And you can go back and listen to many of these broadcasts.
See below for links to our evolving Coronavirus Lockdown radio work.
While our live daily radio broadcasts are now completed, our work continues. We will be running youth projects throughout the second half of the summer, culminating in a new radio show and podcast about how young people from East Leeds see the world in unexpected ways. Click here for more on that project.
East Leeds FM “Staying Close” Radio Archives
- “Keeping a Distance, Staying Close” complete archive (65 episodes plus special features)
- Cath’s Chat
- Community Conversations (coming soon)
- From the Bandroom
- From the Potting Shed
- Joe’s Jokes
- Leeds City Walking Tours
- Leeds Irish Music Programme
- Living Room Concerts
- Love the Words
- Passing the Time youth radio show
- Talking to the Wider World
- The A-Z of Emotional Resilience
- The Sunday Service
And more to come…