Sing in the City Director Kirsty Baird launched her new radio station on the 27th July. One of the shows is Rock the Care home show. It is on a Sunday morning between 09.30 and 12 and feature songs from the 50s and 60s for anyone that remembers or loves songs from those decades.
Kirsty funded the station and it will run hand in hand with Sing in the City and Hanley and the Baird. If you would like to contribute to the Alexa speaker donations or help us provide FREE singing, music and art classes in our communities, this is where you can donate. Just Giving
Even without a smart speaker you can just go to our website on your phone, laptop or tablet and click on the ‘Listen Live’ button. You can also download the Simple Radio app, My Tuner app or the Radio UK app and find Chief Radio there. So anyone can join in with fun and sing along. We will take requests and encourage residents, carers and family members to send us Tweets, Facebook messages or texts.
Kirsty decided to start her own station as it was something she had considered a few years ago. More recently it was born out of frustration after the Sing in the City band couldn’t get any commercial radio airplay when they had a No 3 single in the Scottish charts in April 2020 with Follow the Rainbows. As an unsigned and unknown band none of the Scottish stations would play the song and they feature the UK chart. This has happened to at least another 5 or 6 unsigned artists between April and October 2020.
Along with the Sing in the City Dreampot, Chief Radio will work as a platform to help in community and provide opportunities for everyone to access music with free pop up choirs, free music and art lessons and a fully interactive Radio station where people can get in touch and feel a part of something special. Working with Hanley and the Baird band Chief Radio will support and promote unsigned artists and bands and get them airplay and people who will listen to their well crafted music.
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We look forward to welcoming you.