THAT FINE CHAP Alex Bennett writes to tell me that OX4FM has been granted a five year Community Radio FM licence by OFCOM.
OX4FM is to initially provide a service tailored to people living in the OX4 area of Oxford. It will play music, provide community information and promote local artists and local orgs.
The station is looking for volunteers and to build strong partnerships with businesses and other community orgs.
The website is here.
THE ROMANS didn’t bother with Oxford – they lived on the hills, Oxford was and is a flood plain. But they didn’t half like Bath (Aquae Svlis) when they trudged down west.
First Western Direct, or whatever they’re called now, is a pretty crap railway but by dint of perseverence we had a train sandwich between two buses to get down to Bath. The tourists shunted from Oxford train station onto a bus looked suitably bemused, but we knuckled down to the journey, no problem!
Here, first of all, is The Huntsman, where we duly gave the talk we gave – a nice pub with a beautiful front and an upstairs room where the carpet was just that bit tacky. Are you wondering what we talked about? Go no further than Shiva Shakti Mandalam – the audience was wonderful, the occasion was sundar and we were so welcomed into Aquae Sulis it lifted our soul. If I have one, that is.
Just round the corner was the Roman baths – the Centurions loved this stuff. Can’t think why.
Bath is in a bowl, innit?
The compulsory bit of video is required, naturally. See if you can spot Alex Bennett asking a local copper for directions.
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