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Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:20 AM

photo courtsey of Tiverton Tourist Information office which is selling Tiverton Christmas cards by local artist Jo Mortimer 

 TCR Radio wish everyone a Happy Christmas and thank you to all our suppporters who have encouraged us to keep going even when the going got tough and we asked ourselves 'What are we doing?' we must be crazy! The last few weeks we have concentrated in getting the shows together and the content. It will be a long road still- as we are a small team with zero budget but in the New Year we are looking at hopefully grants and sponsors to keep going so if you or your business are interested in supporting your new community station get in touch it will be at a competitive rate and can include a 30 second commercial with production included. We are getting more and more outreach so it is an ideal time to get on board. 

We have an exclusive Christmas present to you on behalf of Farms for City Children which Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded 40 years ago now. Michael along with Virginia Mckenna and the incredible choir 'Voices at the Door', gave an atmospheric  performance at Exeter Cathedral recently. It is a narration of 'The best Christmas present in the World' in which the Germans and the British on Christmas Day 1914 laid down arms and played football and swapped food. Recorded with kind permission of the charity and Stage Engage. 

In THE LIBRARY another exclusive we have Jenny Nater who is 96 and seved in WW2 in Dover, Kent. Her story has been published 'Secrets of a Signals Interceptor' and we had the great privelige of meeting Jenny who now lives in Devon. We would like to thank all our local authors who pop in and make great interviews and it is always interesting to find out about what they are writing and even more so about their lives in general. There is great talent right here!

TALKING MUSIC is gathering steam and we are getting bands and musicians on board to deliver some rather cool live sessions so watch this space! Meanwhile click on Talking Music to hear what Rick and Sam have been up to and engage your ears for some new sounds! 

John Parrett thank you for contributing to SKY WATCH always fascinating stuff what goes on in the dark matter just above us. Click on for updates every month.

STAGE DOOR we getting some great reviews in from our team of reviewers and really showcasing just what a pool of talent is in Devon and that means in the villages too! Thank you to our contributers we can't do it without you, get involved - get in touch! it's fun. 

COOK LOCAL showed off Petroc catering students and what future talent we have in the College, we are keen to embrace any local food and drink establishments so get in touch to be featured all you have to do is feed us, lol! 

We will be promoting the Tivoli cinema in town and have a link to reviews of new films and film times too, courtesy of Merlin Cinemas. Next up Star Wars: Rogue One.

New show for new year is SPORTS SPOTLIGHT all that is happening locally in the sports arena. Tiverton men's Hockey team were first off the post here with a great round up and Tiverton Town football team up next - want your club to be on air get in touch and we'll have a chat. 

As well as shows we offer constant music 24/7 which will be categorised in the new year and we also invite people interested in to do live shows these can be day time 10-2 mon -fri or a Mon or Wed evening up to 9 pm. Night chill out music from 10.30 right through the night too. 

We have some interesting archived podcasts to include Tiverton Literary Festivals (2015/2016) Comic Con , Electric Nights, Food and Drink Festivals, Halloween specials, War Horse narrated by Micheal Morpurgo (exclusive) Rosie Lowe, Bucks Fizz and more. 

ABOUT TOWN is a weekly round up of what's on in the area contact us to be featured.

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