broadcasting to both valleys at once
What frequency are you on?
We’re not! We only broadcast on the internet… The only option we would have for an FM licence would be to apply for one every 6 months – and it would be very tough to try and cover all areas of the Two Valleys (too many hills!). There’s lots of things we really enjoy about broadcasting on the web. The website; the fact that everything we do is available for listen again; and we can move around and broadcast from any of the villages in the Two Valleys – we’re not tied to having one studio and a big transmitter…
When do you broadcast?
We broadcast when there is something to say! At the moment we set up broadcasts around particular events in the Two Valleys. But as we are setting up our own studios and we have more volunteers, we are looking at doing regular broadcasts eg first Monday of the month. But that won’t stop us getting out and about as well…
Who runs Two Valleys Radio?
Two answers really. Heads Together Productions is the community arts organisation who have set up Two Valleys. But it’s the volunteers who turn up and make it happen – have a look at ‘The story so far’. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer – just get in touch and come along to one of our Monday volunteers’ meetings. You don’t need any particular skills or experience – just a bunch of enthusiasm.
Where do you broadcast from?
Well we have a base now – The Barn at Honley Junior School – which is great. But we don’t just broadcast from there. In our first year we set up studios and took our Outside Broadcast unit (the glorious Caravan of Love) to 12 different villages in the Two Valleys. If you would like us to come and broadcast from your street, farm, village or school – then just get in touch…
Two Valleys Radio is based in the Barn at Honley Junior School. Here’s how to find us:
Bus number 308 runs from Huddersfield Bus Station through Honley, and will drop you off on Westgate just around the corner from the school.
The numbers 313, 314 and 316 also run from Huddersfield to Honley, but drop off at Honley Bridge, instead of turning into Honley Village. It’s a 10 minute walk to the school from there.
You can also catch the 308, 313, 314 and 316 from Holmfirth to Honley, travelling in the opposite direction.
The 911 bus runs from Meltham to Honley hourly, leaving Meltham at 1 minute past each hour.
You can take the train from Huddersfield to Honley Train Station, which is around a 15 minute walk from Honley Junior School.
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS DRAWN ON A MAP. Follow the pink line!
or click the map below to find the school on Google Maps.
We’re hoping listening will be a simple experience. You should be able to just hit the play button… although it’s possible you might have to install or update flash.
If you want to look around the rest of the site – or browse elsewhere whilst you are listening – you can choose to use the pop out player (which will pop out… and play…).
If the stream does drop out and the player tells you its buffering, you need to refresh your page and try the play button again.
If you’re having any problems listening to the broadcast or with the player in general, please leave a comment below letting us know what the problem is.
Two Valleys Radio is an internet-based community radio station. We don’t broadcast on FM – just through the website. So … what you do is listen in to the programmes either live when we are on air; or through the listen again feature.
But don’t just listen. Feel free to comment in the panel at the bottom of each page – we love to hear your thoughts.
There are TWO ways to listen to Two Valleys Radio!
Well, you’ve already made it to the website, which is a good start! Go to the home page, and see if we’re broadcasting right now. When we’re live on air you’ll find a media player with a PLAY button, and you can listen by clicking that button. There is also a pop out version of the player, so you can still browse the rest of the website whilst listening.
If you can’t see the media player on the home page, that means we’re not broadcasting right now. But you can still hear all of our past programmes by browsing the ‘Listen Again‘ section of the website. If you want to listen again to a broadcast which has just been aired it is important to know that we ‘loop’ the live broadcast until the following morning. The Listen Again feature goes live on the website the following day.
If you’re on the move, you can still listen to Two Valleys Radio on your iPhone or Android smartphone! The best way to do this is by downloading the ‘TuneIn Radio‘ app. You’ll be able to listen whenever we’re on air.
Any problems – leave a comment and we’ll do our best to help.
Go you 99 problems? Well, the Two Valleys Radio Player shouldn’t be one.
We’ve tried to make the player as easy and reliable to use as we can but inevitably the odd thing will slip through the cracks.
Assuming you’re here because you’ve found a problem with player on one of our pages we’d really appreciate it if you could help us out by reporting the problem in the comments below.
NB: please write you message above the content we’ve automatically inserted into the comment box – this will be really helpful to us in solving the problem.