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Submit a Show Proposal

We are always on the lookout for new artists, DJ’s and show ideas. We aim to encourage, support and promote show hosts from all backgrounds and experience levels. You do not have to be a professional DJ, just someone with a great physical or digital music collection, passion and/or an original idea. We are particularly keen to support women, trans and non-binary people, POC and members of the LGBTQI+ community and as independent station, we want to support independent artists and labels.

Shows can be done live in our station, pre-recorded and sent to us or done live remotely, so geographic location is no barrier.

There is no charge to host shows on Radio Buena Vida.

We are currently prioritising proposals for the following styles of shows:

Volunteer

We have a very small team of fantastic people who currently help keep Radio Buena Vida running but we would love to widen and diversify our community of volunteers.

Getting involved in community radio is a great way to connect with new people, learn new skills, share your current skills and be creative.

Possible roles cover everything from design, social media, web content creation, jingles, general admin, programming, events and can take up as little as an hour or two of your time each month or as much time as you would like to give.

We want to build a team that reflects our community, our listeners and our hosts so actively welcome applications from women, trans and non-binary people, POC, members of the LGBTQI+ community, refugees, asylum seekers and those whose socio-economic status presents barriers.

If you love community radio, music and the arts and would like to get involved in Radio Buena Vida then please fill in the volunteer application form.

Collaborate

As a community station, we are keen to work collaboratively with those working in the creative industries throughout Scotland.

To date, we have collaborated with Queens Park Arena, EHFM, Some Great Reward, The Rum Shack, The Landing Hub and Silk Road Deli for events, Greater Govanhill Magazine and Document Film Festival for radio shows and with FUSE and The Wave for station takeovers.

We are also keen to make pre-event radio slots available for any guest DJs, bands or artists who are playing in Glasgow. This presents the opportunity to further promote the event in advance. Radio shows can be used as a chance to find out more about the DJ, band or artist by way of an interview/chat-based show or straight-up mix of music.

So far we have collaborated with the promoters of Glasgow club nights Shakara, Erosion and A Cut Above to feature pre-club shows from Me Gusta, Al Wootton & OITO // OITO respectively.

We also encourage international record labels, artists, radio stations and organisations aligned to RBV’s ethos to reach out.

If you are a music collective, arts organisation, community enterprise, promoter or event organiser with a project idea you would like to collaborate on with Radio Buena Vida then get in touch with us at collaborate@buenavida.co.uk

Partner with us

We are a social enterprise organisation, currently run by volunteers as a not-for-profit community project. If you are a business or organisation interested in supporting Radio Buena Vida through a commercial partnership – either through sponsorship, advertising, equipment support or a funded project then we’d love to hear from you so drop us an email at partner@buenavida.co.uk

Support Us

If you’ve been enjoying Radio Buena Vida and are in a position to help support us financially, you can sign up to become a monthly RBV Patron or make a donation via Paypal. RBV Patrons get perks and discounts as well as access to advance sale tickets. Your monthly contribution plays a vital role in helping with the operational costs of the station so we can continue to offer Radio Buena Vida as a free platform for the sounds and voices of local, national and international talent.

Give Us Your Feedback

We aim to be a welcoming platform to everyone who steps up to the turntables and we would be nothing without the fantastic DJs and hosts who provide us with a rich variety of shows. Equally, we would be nothing without you, the listener, so whether you’ve tuned in once or do so on a weekly basis; thank you.

If you are a Radio Buena Vida listener and can spare 5 mins, we’d love to hear your feedback on what you think of the station, how we’re doing and how we can improve.