RSAB is the community radio station for St Austell, in Cornwall. We are run entirely by a small team of dedicated volunteers, and work very closely with local businesses to provide St Austell with a quality local, local radio station.
How We're Run:
The station is run by station manager Sheila Vanloo and a team of eager volunteers, we're always interested in hearing from people wishing to support us, or to get involved - the more the merrier! You can contact our volunteering team here to see how you can help!
Your local Community Radio Station
Summer is almost over and our outside team have no more dates in the diary until Torchlight Carnival Day on November 16th when we will once again be doing our bit to support this fabulous community event. This summer Nigel, Ringo and Bob have attended various local events in and around the town including Treverbyn Community Hall, the Garden Festival, CHSW, One Great Day, a Music Day, Stepping Stones' Party In The Park and a Fun Day in Lostwood Road. For other events we have given talks, judged talent shows and M.C'd Wheal Martyn's Fashion Show Fundraiser. On air we continually support our local library, local charities and businesses, we promote our beautiful bay and surrounding areas with positivity and good news. We give air time to local theatre companies, writers, musicians, poets, sports teams, athletes and organisations that might not otherwise get their voices across to a wider audience, we've reunited owners with lost phones and dogs and our free Whats On guide is packed with events all year round.
Our regular listeners are a wide and diverse range of people, some housebound and poorly, some lonely, others tune in at work in shops and factories, we have postmen, scaffolders, builders, taxi drivers and pasty makers who send us requests during their tea breaks. We even have holiday makers who tune in for our Whats On guide! We do our best to bring something for everyone - including music from all eras plus the best local music.
Our volunteer team at RSAB includes a wide mix of people of all ages and abilities, each brings their own input to the station researching and presenting their shows with passion and commitment. Some of our team have very busy lives outside RSAB, for others RSAB is much more than a hobby, it's a way of life. Anyone can volunteer with us and we actively encourage all ages to join us, but young people under 18 years of age have always been accompanied by a family member when attending RSAB and this practise will continue.
RSAB is self funding; our volunteers fundraise all year round and we each search out sponsors for our individual shows.
We are a hard working bunch of locals who love our area and we will always offer positive support to the town, the bay, local villages and the people who live here. RSAB volunteers are proud to have been Cornwall's first community radio station, having taken to the air in January 2008 we have befriended and supported other Cornish stations who followed us. We've enjoyed many years on air and look forward to many more.
If you would like to find out about volunteering with us, sponsoring a show or booking our outside team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join us - you know you want to!