UK Health Radio, a UK-based Internet radio station that focuses principally on health and wellness programmes chiefly for health-conscious adults of all ages, as well as progressive healthcare professionals, announced the launch of its crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo.com.
“We are seeking funding to the tune of £200,000 to cover our development expenses such as setting up the office and studio for live radio,” said Johan Ilgenfritz, Managing Director of UK Health Radio Network.
The campaign, which runs from March 16 through to April 30, 2014, would receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. The money raised will be used to create new jobs and broadcast training or apprenticeship opportunities.
“Some of the money will go towards building up our team of experts and developing our broadcasting talents, and improve our research capabilities to give listeners/readers higher quality daily information,” said Johann, who eagerly seeks to fulfill a global interest in the radio station.
Johann has also disclosed he’s working with an enthusiastic group of people interested in using his model, including some of their content, to create health and radio stations in India, Australia and Africa.
“As an official media partner to a range of important health and wellness organisations, events and charities – ranging from the Medical Advisory Service to The Pharmacy Show – and around 100,000 followers on Twitter, we have laid the foundations for a wonderful opportunity to help people,” said Station Director John Hicks, who already has his own talk radio show (The Health Kicks Show’) syndicated to local radio stations worldwide.
As a relatively new Internet radio station, UK Health Radio is 100 per cent independently owned and the first of its kind outside the US. As the name suggests, it is UK-based and focuses primarily on health and wellness.
Besides catering to health professionals, the UK Health Radio mission is simply to inform, educate and entertain those who think and care about their health, those who wish to receive comprehensive information and people open-minded to new ideas.
Even though it is an Internet-based medium, the UK Health Radio‘reach’ is global, and its programming is not just national, but international in style. “Our commitment is towards world-class excellence, abhorring parochial prejudice or ‘little Englander’ narrow-mindedness,” said Johann, who runs the 24-hour a day, everyday online broadcast medium.
According to Johann, anyone with a computer, a tablet, a smart-phone or a new-generation car radio can tune in to UKHR, anytime, anywhere. “The mission is to create a global community of better informed people and to provide the professionals who serve them with a new forum for evidence-based ideas on best practice,” said Johann.
ABOUT UK HEALTH RADIO
The broadcast content of UK Health Radio is constantly evolving with new, UK-produced programmes coming on-stream, but feedback from listeners who enjoy leaving the station to play in the background was that they would enjoy some occasional music programming. So, music ranging from UK folk music to rock’n’roll from the last fifty years are included in the new schedule.
This radio station truly is a ‘feel good’ station that broadcasts via the Internet in the UK and to other countries within Europe. They already have a strong Asian, US, Canadian and Australian following. That means that no matter where in the world, everyone can listen to this amazing radio station and learn how to make themself a happier person by taking care of your health.
For further information, about the UK Health Radio’s Indiegogo funding campaign, visit the Indiegogo page at http://bit.ly/1d99UZP.