Toby, Tom, Gina, KT, Rob, Cerys, H, Ross, Mathew, Stewart, Matt B, Tesni, Helen
Apologies: Ben, Ronnie
Xmas was good
Xmas music will launch with lights switch on
Last switch on was amazing - already booked.
Thanks to those who helped on the Saturdays
Schedule is keeping as is.
Gina only female voice on daytime now.
Ross will now be doing Saturday as SJ on maternity
Want more females and double headers.
Alaina back on Chart and Residents
DAB - Q2 / Q3 launch
Still need a little more investment - a few more meetings still to come.
TX sites submit in Feb and order equipment.
Have to launch by November. Should launch in June July if all going well. It has been a slow burn to get the funds to actually drop.
FM - a real shake up with Media Bill and following trip to Parliament. Open a community round of licenses as FM.
Alexa is 27% of listenership.
FM community licenses are expiring next year so need to open new applications just not renewals.
Jersey has been given ad hoc. They can’t keep doing it unstructured and our community license isn’t even being used!
Some community events aren’t going ahead like HaverfoodFest.
But others are bankers. Should be a good year.
Wanted to be in a better place. Wanted to have been with OFCOM already and Stephen Crabb was further forward. Out of our hands but we’re getting ready.
Our content and new listeners are being retained. New businesses are coming on board. Cruise giving away soon. More businesses reaching out to us, less sales. People are still really valuing what we have.
We were brilliant during the snow. We are a great team. Nobody is as reactive as we are in Pembs because of the team. The Passion, the enthusiasm. Easy to feel impatient with where we are.
Engagement levels are massive, unscramble. Actual engagement, not just reach. Commenting, sharing.
Keep in well oil communication.
A new Prime Group has been set up for week and weekend. On Tuesday, you get your 3 pointers. Keeps the consistency.
Use the PWR Room.
We have overcome tech issues over Christmas. A few Gremlins creeping. Go to On Call first. PWR Room is your best bet as to who to call first. Follow the right procedure.
All of the forms that you need are on the PWR Room. If you’re off, give us notice. We can fix any issues and time off. Emergencies can and do happen, but give us much notice as possible. Booking time off versus No Show. Notify person on call.
Bugging Toby - Myriad and songs have come back after January and they’re not split and scheduled in a way that is palatable. Review your show hour by hour - sort the songs out, plan your links. Look out for clumping of types of songs. We will be working on ironing this out but you can review the tracks to help the songs feed the story. This does not mean chopping and changing songs away from the authorised decks. Feel free to switch the artist out eg. Keep the vibe, manage the tracks as a DJ.
The system is there to help you but don’t become specialist.
If in doubt, change it out.
If you don’t know what the song is, preview it. If you still don’t like it or it doesn’t fit your show or your story, take it out.
3 song rule - something for mum and dad, something for kids, something for grand parents.
Don’t switch out for other artists. Artist for Artist switch only.
Not many events on the way. A few new faces coming up and more announced soon.
6th birthday bash
Exciting events coming up tbc
Thank you for well wishes.
The dynamite responses from everyone. But, we need to plan as far ahead as we can. Lets use our time effectively. Use the forms. As well as crashes and problems in studio, fill in incident form.
Would it be useful for a reminder in the studio? Or on Messenger? We do truly and go paper free. Will also put it in the prime group also.
SALES - Super successful 2023. Huge growth. People are taking note including big broadcasters. New Features. We have 40 different shows.
Launched Dave Golding - he is a broadcaster.
Always on the hunt for new people. Up to 93 contributors. 12 on the All Staff. Any form of experience or traffic contributors are always welcome.
Ronnie on the traffic is great. Cerys’ dad too.
Helen good too.
A few little changes on socials. Help with content needed. Social group was started, we’re going to refine it.
News Front - Use our stories and press releases on our website. 20/30 emails of news coming in. If Unsure, ask a question. We have overtaken other news outlets. We are faster than they are.
Thank you to everyone. This year is going to be a huge huge year. WE are cemented and rooted in all parts of Pembs and beyond. When the snow hit, people tune to us first, the news we had was the breaking and updated.
HR is coming to fruition. Jill Ellis is updating her knowledge now. DAB and OFCOM compliant includes HR. Sharpening up our policies.
Tesni - Music swapping, already answered.
KT - Has worked with producers etc. Getting in early is so important. Is everyone happy with the news. MATHEW - Nothing wrong with the news, just where we’re sourcing the news. TOBY - News team know what the direction is but it can feel very separate. We’re looking to recruit an editorial. Eg Tim, post master in Roch. We should do a long form story, photos, tease to the show. Toby would love a live news bulletin.
With resources we have at the moment we do amazing. Competitors didn’t do anything at 7am and one had one local story and then Swansea.
Gina - Newsworthy into the main group. Can it be then moved. It is moved sometimes. It is valuable stuff. KT thanked for the information. Eg whales and green acres. It would be great to have a lead.
Toby - January is daunting but this Jan is busy.
Gina - there is so much going on.
STEWART - Mixing songs and swapping out as a matter of course for gaming and theming of how old the tracks are.