As many of you know, the Volunteer Centre is just one part of a larger charity called Community Action Dacorum. Community Action Dacorum is comprised of many different projects all of whom work together to improve the lives of everyone in Dacorum. One of these projects is called Radio Dacorum.
Radio Dacorum is a run by CAD and operates as an online community radio station based in Hemel Hempstead. It started life in 2012 broadcasting 24/7 and has continued to do so during the Covid-19 lockdown and beyond, thanks to the capable hands of volunteer Matt Hatton, who is virtually living in the studio making sure it runs smoothly. Matt himself does a live show from the studio Monday to Friday from midday to 2pm and is playing some truly awesome music, so why not tune in. The station has a team of around 30 volunteers who, under normal circumstance, produce and create their own shows which they broadcast from the studio. Now under lockdown the presenters have all been upskilled by Matt to produce their shows at home and remotely upload them to the system, so the shows do go on!
Many of the presenters are also pre-recording interviews to broadcast, as well as more and more live interviews via Skype. One contributor is the Mayor of Dacorum Cllr Terry Douris who is now taking part in a regular chat show with Matt.
Radio Dacorum are keen to hear from anyone who wants to promote what they have been doing during the Covid-19 crisis to help the community, or anything they are doing that they want to share with the people of Dacorum. Please contact him Matthatton@radiodacorum.org.uk
If you want to listen to Radio Dacorum you can go to www.radiodacorum.org.uk or you can find it on TuneIn online, or by asking Alexa to play Radio Dacorum on Tune in!