Have you heard our radio show on Frome FM?
'Somerset cool live' is a mix of Somerset chat, top tunes, great studio guests and other surprises along the way... and Jenna's won a National Community Radio Award for creating and presenting it.
Lots of different people from our Somerset communities have been involved so far and there's so much more to come too, so tune in, tweet us in the studio @somersetcool or @fromefm and be part of it with us.
The next show is on March 29th from 12-1pm and we'd love to know you're listening.
Never fear though. If you miss the show live, you can catch up right here whenever you like, on our Mixcloud channel.
SHOW TWENTY ONE,
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
MARCH 2ND, 2020
Our foodie special sees Jenn head off to the One Mile Bakery in Paulton, to catch up with owner Becky Mears for a chat (and bagel/pretzel making session). Our guest in the studio is Francine Lee from Bumblees Preserves - an artisan maker with a genuine love of local. Fran guides us through a delicious preserves tasting.
STAYING UP LATE TO WATCH THE WRESTLING
FEBRUARY 2ND, 2020
Singer Songwriter, Alex Lipinski, plays 3 acoustic songs live, including his new single 'Jigsaw' & chats to Jenn about his experiences in the music industry. Jenn also catches up with Lorna Thomas, mentor with the charity Promise Works who support Somerset's most vulnerable young people.
THE FLYING CARROT
JANUARY 5TH, 2020
Bestselling author, Charlie Connelly shares his colourful stories of travel, Elvis, The Shipping Forecast and New Order. Now there's an eclectic combo! Jenn also chats to photographer Mark Pickthall about the starling murmurations, body art and photographing Glastonbury Festival.
OH I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
DECEMBER 25TH, 2019
A two part extravaganza to celebrate the big day and the festive season. Who will win Christmas Cluedo? Will the cracker jokes be as bad as last year? What will the first ever Somerset cool pants be like? Tune in to find out & to hear Jenn's chat with Somerset charity We Hear You.
A MASTERCLASS OF GLASS
DECEMBER 8TH, 2019
One of the country's best known Glassblowers, Somerset-based Will Shakspeare, shares some of his brilliant stories and Book Reviewer John Fish shares his top 5 reads for Christmas. Stephen Moss also joins us to talk about his new book, The Twelve Birds of Christmas.
"WHO DOESN'T LIKE VERA?"
NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019
Laura & John from Go La La cards join us in the studio to chat creativity, innuendo and Somerset legends, plus we share our caption competition entries. Jenn talks to Virginia Saggers and Gerald Terd (AKA Rare Species) about their Frome comedy walk 'The Fecund Coming' and Gerald shares what he does to relax. You won't want to miss that!
We also catch up with Chef Paul Collins to discover more about Yeo Valley Kitchen's win at the Food Made Good awards.
SHOW FIFTEEN, BANGING ON THE DOOR OF A FLORIST AT 9AM
OCTOBER 13TH, 2019
It's our first birthday show - woo hoo!
Founder member of Noah & the Whale, Matt Owens chats to Jenn & plays music from his new solo album, Whiskey & Orchids. Tune in to discover more about the florist! ;) Io Fox from Rise Frome joins us to talk about how the 'Hub Nub' has moved on, 1 year after she was our very first studio guest! We also share the stories of your most memorable birthdays - & there is cake!
AN ART WEEKS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2019
Join us for a special programme celebrating 25 years of Somerset Art Weeks as artists Paul Newman, Fiona Campbell & Rebecca Bruton chat to Jenn in the studio & there's a very special 60 second challenge you won't want to miss!
CHARITY BEGINS FROM THE HEART
AUGUST 18TH, 2019
Studio guest: Kristen Lindop from Somerset charity Children's World joins us in the studio to talk about their amazing work at home and overseas
Highlights: We share your charity shout outs, President of the charity Somerset Wildlife Trust, Stephen Moss, talks birds & music is Jenn's selection of the very best discoveries at Valley Fest
SHOW TWELVE, FESTIVAL FEVER
JULY 21ST, 2019
Studio guest: Sarah Swales from SoFar Sounds Frome joins us to chat about the secret gigs they curate
Highlights: Jenn catches up with Melissa Kidd, one of the organisers of Valley Fest, a gorgeous festival on the banks of Chew Valley Lake & we share your favourite festival moments
THE SOMERSET COOLATHON FOLLOW UP
JUNE 15TH, 2019
As part of the Somerset coolathon, we collaborated with cake artist Zoe Burmester to auction one of her amazing edible sculptures & Channel 4 filmed the unveiling live in the Frome FM studio - listen to how we all got on!
THE SOMERSET COOLATHON
24 HOURS NON-STOP!
MAY 25TH-26TH, 2019
A very special fundraiser celebrating the communities we live in & raising much needed funds & awareness for Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue & Lurcher SOS. For a selection of the shows, including 'Rescues & Requests', Foodie, Wildlife, Photography & Makers Hours, click below & don't forget to check out Hour 24. It's radio gold! ;)
SHOW NINE, "SLURP"
APRIL 28TH, 2019
Studio guest: Tom Brazier, founder of the awesome Braziers Coffee joins us for 'cupping'. That's coffee tasting to you & I & the slurping is phenomenal!
Highlights: Forde Abbey's Head Gardener Josh Sparkes chats to Jenna & the local spotlight falls on 'Made in Somerset', an artisan charity event in Somerton
"IS IT TO YOUR TASTE?"
MARCH 31ST, 2019
Studio guest: Sarah Helliwell, Head of Wine at Stony Street House, joins us for an awesome wine tasting to pick out the best Easter bottles for you
Highlights: Artist Sally Whelan chats about her latest project 'The Goddess Sittings' & there's part two of our interview with Bath-based writer, historian of comedy and performer, Jem Roberts
SHOW SEVEN, THE BEES KNEES
MARCH 3RD, 2019
Studio guest: Somerset artist, Lydia Needle talking about arts project FIFTY BEES - The interconnectedness of all things
Highlights: Part one of our interview with Bath-based writer, historian of comedy, performer and all-round ace, Jem Roberts - plus, the first play of Jenn's acoustic folk song 'Coming Home'
OUR NATURE SPECIAL
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2019
Studio guest: Nature photographer Carl Bovis talking about his amazing Somerset nature photography
Highlights: Chat with Steve Mewes from The Somerset Wildlife Trust, talking about the Trust's priorities for our county
BRIGHT NEW YEAR, BLACK SWAN
JANUARY 6TH, 2019
Studio guest: David Daniels from Black Swan Arts talks about the arts in Somerset and this Frome-based creative hub
Highlights: Chat with Harry Fry, owner of Harry's Cider including the ancient tradition that is wassailing
THE SOMERSET COOL LIVE CHRISTMAS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA!
Jingle those bells Rudolph!
It's our Christmas Morning special with festive tunes, chat and all the seasonal silliness!
SHOW THREE, THE LOST WORDS
DECEMBER 9TH, 2018
Studio guest: Book reviewer John Fish who has led the campaign to get a copy of the wonderful The Lost Words book into every primary school in Somerset
Chats with 'Sing for Somerset' Conductor Laurence Blyth & talk of Frome Christmas pop up shops with Resident store owner James Borley & Helen Rochfort owner of Pop! in Frome
SHOW TWO, THE SECOND HELPING
NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018
SHOW ONE, FIRSTS
OCTOBER 14TH, 2018
Studio guest: Io Fox from the Hub Nub Centre in Frome