The idea for a health and wellbeing radio station run by the community was hatched in West London in 2017 at a community mental health forum. People wanted to find a way to stay connected, to celebrate their gifts and support each other to stay well. Seed funding was provided by West London NHS Trust and we grew the idea with local people over 3 years.
The We Coproduce team partnered with Tim Wright, Head of Arts Therapy at West London NHS Trust. In total around 200 people were involved in creating the vision. We first went on air during ‘lockdown’ in the spring of 2020. At first, we broadcast a ‘skeleton service’ of pre-recorded shows and jingles. Then, we began to test live broadcasts with our growing DJ crew. We are a work in progress and grow a little every month.
If you want to join our crew or sponsor a show contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Everybody’s Talking Gaga!
Gaga Radio will bring everybody together around the big national discussions about health and wellbeing. Provoking local debate and informing national decisions about local choice – getting everybody talking! Where listeners are the presenters and producers – and the community are in control!
Music is Our Medicine
From gypsy jazz to acid house, Christian rap to trip hop and English folk. From northern soul to grime – Gaga Radio is where the nations hidden music collection gets a chance to shine! Music aficionados hiding their treasured collections away at home get to submit their playlists and become the DJ. Because music is our medicine!
Local people are trained and supported to DJ from the comfort of their own home or from our beautiful recording studio at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London, W6.
Do you write plays or short stories? Are you an urban poet or song writer? Can you tell a great bedtime story? Get your work featured in Art Beat and showcase your talents – connect with a network of other artists. It’s your time to shine.
Find out what’s going on locally, join a walking group, a river clean-up. Tune in to programmes about wellbeing, from top tips to meditation, wild swimming, camping and learn how to name the stars. A series of programmes produced by people whose passion helps them thrive.