I’ve been mulling over returning to running a radio station again. I used to run Tapp Out Radio from 2004 until 2007, it played unsigned rock & metal music and soon became the biggest station for that (OK there were only three at the time).
I closed it down because I couldn’t cope with the constant hacking of the site and the stream server that meant the station was down more than it was up and the damage was costing me a lot of money to repair.
I’m not interested in bringing the station back as it was and I’m certainly not interested in running it entirely on my own like I did before, but maybe as a community radio station? Tower Hamlets doesn’t actually have a full time one – the only one I could find was a Muslim community radio station that only airs during Ramadan.
I’ve been thinking about this for the past week and I even spent the evening reliving my radio station days by looking at the old web site on the Internet Archive. It brought back a lot of good memories and most of the bad ones.
I believe a community radio station for Tower Hamlets, or just Bethnal Green, would be widely welcomed by the artists that have moved into the area over the last ten years.