Tune in, turn on, drop some cash

Tune in, turn on, drop some cash

We love our music at Designate. Especially in the creative department.  I’m a DJ so it’s the ideal environment for me too.

The team has an eclectic mixture of tastes so finding a favourite radio station wasn’t easy. But 1BrightonFM is something everyone can listen too – and we love things made in Brighton.

It keeps everyone happy and the most common quip heard during the day – in between creating masterpieces – is: “Ooh, that’s good, I’ve not heard that before!”

It only starting broadcasting in 2015, but in that short space of time their roster has grown to over 100 shows, covering a vast range of musical tastes from swamp blues and gumbo rock, through 60s soul, Americana, folk, funk, and disco, to house, hip hop, grime, trap, re-edits, mash-ups and up-to-the-minute floorfillers and mixes from talented artists, cherry-picked by the knowledgeable and passionate presenters.

The station’s 180 show hosts include musicians, writers, civil servants, insurance clerks, coders, actors, record shop owners, and even some DJs. The swirling smorgasbord of selectors you’d expect to be hosting shows on a radio station that oozes its love for Brighton from every pore. Just like Designate (the last bit).

We recently talked to 1BrightonFM about what we could do for them. In part this was sharing our branding expertise to help our favourite community station at what was a crucial time for their development and progression.  They’ve re-launched under a new name:

1BTN, and with a new strapline: #PushTheBTN.

But, radio gold doesn’t run on goodwill alone so 1BTN is conducting a Crowdfunding initiative to raise some much needed wedge to help with the day-to-day running of the station, and the plans to increase operations in the not-too-distant future.

There are many ways people can get involved. Shout-outs are available for a tenner. Or, you can pledge for merchandise bundles, attend supporter parties, choose DJs for your own event, pick some exclusive art or really push the boat out and plump for a sponsorship package.

So with our love of music there was only one thing to do…

We’re dusting off our records for a Desiglate radio special, coming to a radio near you very soon!

To grab your own radio show, see all the other Crowdfunding options, and to tune in to 1BTN, go to: www.1btn.fm

Dan Tester


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