Get Involved

From our studios in Newbury we broadcast 24/7 to Thatcham and Newbury.  We are entirely volunteer-led and are primarily funded by grants and donations, although we are allowed to accept a certain amount of on-air advertising to help support our running costs.  We have been broadcasting online and via smartphone apps since 2012, so we are very excited to be on 106.7 FM from March 2018.

We have a number of possibilities for volunteering roles:

  • Do you want to be a radio presenter?  We are looking for local people with personality and something to say, people who know the area and know what matters to local residents.  Don’t worry if you’re unsure about the technical side of things, we can show you what buttons to press, or even get someone to press the buttons for you
  • If being on the radio isn’t your thing, there is plenty to do behind the scenes, too, as a producer, a journalist, or helping with technical and admin things
  • Do you prefer being outside?  The Kennet Krew is our community events team, the public face of Kennet Radio.  We can be seen at all sorts of events in the Newbury and Thatcham area, from exhibitions and concerts to school fetes and community events like Crafty Raft and Thatcham Family Fun Day.

If any, some, or all of these sound like the sort of thing you’d like to do, then we’d love to here from you.  For more information and an informal chat about what’s involved in volunteering with Kennet Radio, please drop an email to and we’ll be in touch.

If you’re already sure you’d like to join us as volunteer, please click here to download our Volunteer Registration Form, fill it in, and send it by email to or by post to Kennet Radio, Broadway House, Newbury RG14 1BA.  The form does look a bit “official”, unfortunately, but we do need to find out a bit more about you and we also need to make you aware of some of the important things involved in being a volunteer with Kennet Radio.  Once we have your completed form (or before, if you prefer?), we can arrange to meet up and have a chat about how best you can get involved with Kennet Radio.