It's now well over six years since Share Radio started broadcasting. We made a big change in May 2017 in delivering our services wholly online and moving to registered access. Then, during 2020, we introduced a subscription fee for access to both our ‘live’ stream and our audio podcast library.
Throughout this time, we've kept you informed with our weekly newsletter and delivered a schedule of new audio programmes: this will continue as we move forwards.
In April 2021, we’re streamlining our broadcast service into a single channel. This gives us the opportunity to look afresh at our business model, including returning to free access as the new arrangements settle in.
The two channels of Share Radio and Share Music are merging into one. This means that all speech programmes broadcast on our ‘live’ stream is current output; but, because weekly production is currently somewhat less than the available hours in the day, you're able to enjoy our substantial portfolio of instrumental folk music in between.
Key speech programme output times are being scheduled to follow the 9 am news each morning and the 2 pm news each afternoon.
Our audio podcast library continues as at present but, over the months ahead, we plan to provide much improved visibility and additional features.
This streamlining of our services enables a higher degree of automation. However, we recognise that the move away from a mainly continuous speech programme format does change significantly the nature of the service for which listeners have subscribed, and we are therefore postponing monthly subscriptions charges with immediate effect while we look afresh at Share Radio’s business model.
Listeners will continue to register - just once - for access to this free service, and we are therefore raising the profile of partner-enabled access; and we encourage you to register via www.sharefound.org/shareradio from now for free access.
If you are aware of other organisations which would like to provide free access to their customers, please get in touch with me at [email protected] . There is no sponsor charge for charity partners, and we are happy to discuss mutually acceptable terms for commercial partners.
Please bear with us as we put these changes into effect, and we hope you'll continue to find both our spoken programmes and our music content informative and entertaining.
We will continue providing quality output and access to our huge audio library, built up over the past six years; and we will continue to welcome ideas and suggestions for broadening the reach of our output and improving accessibility, while at the same time ensuring a realistic business model for the future
If you'd like to contact us, please do so via our contact webpage. Meanwhile Share Premium Ltd. (which operates Share Radio and Share Music) is a company registered in the United Kingdom, number 10446463. Share Premium Ltd.’s VAT registration number is 267 6247 72.