Monday, 30 November 2009

[creative-radio] Preston FM's World AIDS Day


Preston FM supports World AIDS Day with special day of programmes

Preston's Community Radio Station, Preston FM, is suspending our usual broadcast schedule to bring Preston and beyond 14 hours of programmes dedicated to World AIDS Day this Tuesday 1st December 2009 from 8am, helping you learn more about how HIV/AIDS affects people here in the UK and around the world.

You can listen in Preston, UK and the surrounding area on 103.2 FM, and around the world online at <> (click the "listen live" link). And if you miss any of the programmes, we'll be podcasting as many of them as possible on our website.

The day will include a special edition of our Chat City Breakfast Show, as well as discussions, debates, documentaries and even dramas. Some programmes will be borrowed from other community radio stations around the world - but most are being made by Preston FM volunteers.

The theme for the day will be reflected in everything - the interviews, the features, the vox pops, the music, the content from around the world. Preston FM's music team have scoured the archives to find appropriate and relevant music for the day.

Our World AIDS Day coverage is part of Preston FM's "Preston & Beyond" project, funded by DFID's Development Awareness Fund, which is helping local people gain a better understanding of the UN Millennium Development Goals and other International Development topics.

Preston FM's World AIDS Day Broadcast Schedule (all times GMT):

8am-10am - Chat City Live World AIDS Day Special - Presented by Mac McCarthy and Margaret Walton
Chat City kicks off Preston FM's World AIDS Day schedule with a live edition of the show featuring three interviews about living with HIV and the World AIDS Day Vigil in Preston, on the 4th December, information about World AIDS Day events in the area and a guide to HIV organisations and services.

10-11am - Worlds Apart with AIDS and HIV - Presented by Preston FM, PRI and PANOS
A collection of interviews with people coping with AIDS and HIV from around the world. We hear audio diaries from a South African AIDS activist, a man from New Zealand coping with the physical and psychological problems many in his position have to go through, and seven positive stories from Zambia.

11-12noon - Red Ribbon Magazine Programme - Presented by Preston FM and other organisations
A collection of packages, interviews and vox pops from Preston FM's very own Community Reporters and from other organisations and charities far and wide, sharing the common goal to create more awareness of HIV and AIDS.

12-1pm - Preston and Beyond - Dialect Radio - Presented by Bristol Broadband
The latest programme from the Bristol-based internet broadcasting co-operative run by volunteers.

1-2pm- Non-Stop Music Lunch - World AIDS Day special - Presented by Preston FM
A special edition of Preston FM's non-stop music lunch bringing a variety of artists associated with HIV/AIDS campaigns.

2-3pm - PANOS's A to Z of AIDS - Presented by Preston FM and PANOS
As part of PANOS's Illuminating Voices project. This collection of audio brings you the voices of people talking about the day-to-day realities of living with HIV and AIDS.

3-4pm - Exploring HIV - Round Table Discussion - Presented by Preston FM
Join our panel of experts as they explore the history, present and future of HIV/AIDS - here in Preston and across the world. Panellists include David Borrow MP (chair of all-party parliamentary group for AIDS); Peter Channon (HIV Services co-ordinator for Lancashire) and Obadia Sikhosana (international HIV/AIDS campaigner).

4-5pm - Preston and Beyond - Democracy Now - Presented by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
An independent, award-winning news programme, pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on radio stations around the world as well as here on Preston FM.

5-6pm Growing Matters - HIV and AIDS Awareness - Presented by Preston FM's team of under 25's
Growing Matters looks at the issue of HIV and AIDS awareness among young people today. Twenty years on from the initial publicity campaign for AIDS, what do young people today know about HIV and AIDS?

6-7pm - HIV & Positive - Presented by Preston FM
Focusing on the human effect of HIV, this show features an interview with a local HIV organisation and someone who was diagnosed HIV positive five years ago, talking frankly about being diagnosed with HIV and learning to deal with the virus.

7-8pm - The Fact Remains - Presented by Mac McCarthy and Margaret Walton
The story of AIDS, told through the eyes of those affected. A compilation of deeply personal stories and poems all written by people living with or affected by, HIV and AIDS.

8-9pm - Let's AID Each Other To A Better Life - Presented by Chris Windbüchler
A programme including facts and information on HIV and AIDS, including positive stories and treatments.

9-10pm - HIV, Education and Prevention - Presented by William Fisher
A programme to raise awareness of the facts and HIV and preventative steps you can follow to avoid catching it.

Richard Lace
Community Radio Project Manager

Preston Community Arts Project
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Buckingham House
Glovers Court

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