RTM.FM is a radio station developed and managed by TACO! as a platform for community produced culture, debate, art and music. The station provides opportunities for people to produce and distribute their own content and learn skills in broadcasting, production, and presenting.
TACO! manages the broadcast studio, coordinates the RTM community, supports the delivery of the station and ensures access for people to make and broadcast their own content. In addition to managing the studio set up, taco! also programmes arts content on the station’s broadcast schedule.
The station’s broadcast content and public facing activities are developed in collaboration with the wider community. Decisions on station policy, broadcast scheduling, submitted content, public events, training and budgets are made collectivly.
To represent the interests of the RTM community an RTM committee member attends the decision making meetings of the board of directors of TACO!
The station is open to proposals for shows and regular broadcast content. If you would like to get involved then send us your proposals here.
The station takes its name in homage to the original RTM, which was started in 1978, one of the first community radio stations in the country. The project was initated by TACO! through the commissioning of an artist project by Sam Skinner in 2018.
You can listen to documentry made by the artist about the histroy of radio in Thamesmead here