Services

WCR offers a wide variety of services in addition to our  main  broadcasting premise.  Our different  services can be found using the  links to the left.  For more information, or to arrange WCR to  provide a  service, email us at [email protected] or call us on (01985) 846111.

Recording

WCR specialises in recording and producing CDs; everything from solo   classical piano, to full choir and orchestra.   The recording can be  done on location, in our studio or adjacent sound  stage.  We also  undertake audio  recordings for weddings and special events as well as  company circulars; and  arrangement and lyricist services for musical  works.   Professional artwork for CD covers can be  designed by us or to  your instructions.  You  can order any number from 20 to 20,000.   Special  rates apply to new musicians, new choirs and charities.

Public Address

WCR has  several public address systems available for hire.   Two to six  loudspeakers  (inc. stands), microphones, radio mics, mixing desks, CD  players are  available.  An operator will set up the equipment for you  and will carry out  any announcements if you do not wish to do your  own.  Sound reinforcement for shows and musicians  is also available.   Special rates are  available for community and charity hire.

Training

A wide range of basic skills courses are available in:  studio use,  recording, editing, programme making and presentation.  Basic training  provides participants with  both skills and experience for radio.    Courses are open to volunteers who would like to be part of the   community radio organisation, and students seeking a career in the media   industry.  Initial training consists of  ten two-hour evening  sessions, followed by a further five sessions for advanced  training –  which prepares participants for live broadcasting.

Broadcast

WCR is highly experienced at setting up RSLs compliant with Ofcom  Regulations.  Full broadcast packages, which include  everything you  need, can be hired.   Individual pieces of equipment can also be hired  including:  transmitters, mixing desks, microphones (inc. cables and  stands) and playback  devices.  If you want to broadcast an  event but  don't want the hassle of setting it all up, WCR will supply all that  is  required, along with trained personnel.

Installations & Studio Fitting

WCR can design and install a variety of low cost  public address and  recording systems.  In  house PA systems can be built and installed, to a  budget that suits your  needs.  We also install recording systems  for  conference and meeting rooms.

WCR can build you or your  organisation its own radio studio or station,  as we have already done for  numerous schools in the Wiltshire area.    For example Chippenham College’s ‘Spark’ Radio studio (top photograph).   WCR is able to source both new and second  hand equipment to meet your  needs.  The  typical cost of a simple radio studio (as pictured) is  about £10,000, however  prices are flexible depending on specification;  the cost of the studio at John  of Gaunt School, Trowbridge (bottom  photograph), was £7,000.   As well as studios WCR can offer the best  advice on licenses, legal  requirements and radio management.

Voice Overs & Commercials

WCR can provide a variety of quality male or female voices for video,   film or presentation work, for educational or commercial purposes.   Additionally we can produce radio commercials  with professional sound  effects and backing music.  WCR has provided voice-overs for military   training videos and engineering companies; and our commercials have been  used  on GWR, Spire FM, Vale FM and other stations.  Rates are very  reasonable  and completed work can be provided in whatever format you  specify.