We can’t see out of the studio so we don’t know whats going on. We have zombies at the door.
Please if anyone alive out there get in contact.
We have had mixed reports of what caused the outbreak.
One person has claimed that in a Frankenstein esque experiment they accidentally created a ‘Zombie’
While another person has claimed that it was there work in bringing down a satellite on top of the chemistry tower which caused a virus to be brought to earth.
Listen to our interview with the two here
We have been receiving reports that a mysterious illness has been infecting the population in Bangor.
Ed a Bus driver in Bangor phoned us earlier and told us this.
We also got in contact with Barbara a nurse from Ysbyty Gwynedd, unfortunately the call does cut out and we have been unable to get in contact with Barbara again.
In breaking news George has reported that a quarantine area has been broken.
We have received a statement from Head PC Ana Jones in the last few minutes, her statement can be heard below.
Stay tuned to Storm Fm to hear the latest. And remember to stay safe out there!
Sunday 30th October will see Storm FM, air the premiere of the radio drama Pontypool. The drama was adapted by members of the Bangor English Dramatic Society (BEDS) from the novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, a horror novel set in Ontario, Canada and recently turned into a feature film.
The drama gives a thoughtful look into language and how we use it, with a particular emphasis on the importance of multilingualism. It tells the story of a highly infectious virus spreading through the Welsh town of Pontypool, affecting those who catch it in a highly disturbing way. The survivors, the crew of a local radio station, soon realise that something connects the spread of the virus to the very language they speak, with bilingual speakers gaining the edge in this dark, tense horror.
The students decided to give the story a Welsh spin after having lived in Bangor and experienced what it is like to live in a bilingual community. They hope that the drama will help new students from across the border settle in to a Welsh speaking area and help them to understand the importance of the Welsh language.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to transfer the setting to Wales,” commented Daniel Short, Vice-President of BEDS and a cast member in the play, “It’s an opportunity to look at the struggle of the Welsh language from a unique perspective; hopefully everyone that listens to it will be able to appreciate both sides of the bilingualism debate.”
Pro Vice-Chancellor – Welsh Medium & Community Engagement – Mr Wyn Thomas added “This is an excellent initiative on the part of Bangor University’s students and a most welcome addition to the English Dramatic Society’s activities. Not only is it an indication of their willingness to engage with the bilingualism debate, but also an ideal opportunity for them to broadcast their achievements on air. I look forward to similar ventures in the future.”
Pontypool is due to air at 9pm on Sunday 30th October on Storm FM and is the first of several radio projects from BEDS this year.
Vickys main reasons for bringing this album on were heavily hinged upon the fact that many of the songs present a very strong female presence and all very feminist in their messages, often offering a big “two fingers” to males. Alot of the tracks are very feisty however others a quite subtle in thier messages but all are very heartfelt.
The album progressed and we touched on the fact that many of the tracks were also very sexually orientated which then started to become reflected in the general chatter, be it intentional or not.
Once all the fluster was calmed down it came to the point of a final verdict. I felt that the album was an impressive offering based upon the very strong and confident female power that it presented and I felt that this was all very genuine and also a change from the typical all female soppy love songs. Overall again it was…
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Over this weekend a food festival has been going on in Conwy and Storm went along yesterday to see what all the fuss was about.
The Conwy Feast showcased local food and drink as well as local talent, with bands and University societies performing throughout the town.
The first thing that hit us when we entered Conwy was the smell of amazing food, throughout the town there was over 150 stalls all wafting the smell of delicious food our way. When we tasted the food none of us were disappointed either, from Kangaroo Burgers to Chicken Korma to French style crepes to the more traditional roast Pork bap the food was divine. And it wasn’t just meals on offer, there were stalls selling some very sour sweets as Cam discovered as well as a cake stall selling the largest meringues any of us had ever seen.
Once we had eaten there was plenty of drink on offer too. There was a beer tent on the quay hosted by some local brewers which served up some lovely tasting ales. So nice in fact that Amy had really wished she didn’t have to drive everyone home so she could have had more than just a few mouth falls. But it wasn’t just in the beer tent that you could find drink throughout the food halls there where plenty of local breweries and wine makers sharing free samples.
Although it was a food festival there was more going on than just the food and drink. Evan visited Conwy castle and saw Bangor Universities own Medieval Reenactment society performing to large crowds. BEDs where there too performing throughout the town and trying to sell passer byers some “Jesus Blood”. Rosie got talking to Cadi Ha the Morris Dancing society as well as they jingled along the High street entertaining feast goers.
John got talking to some ‘exhibitors’ , speaking to some geese in the farming for food tent. A living farmyard of cows, pigs, sheep, hens and ducks from local farms with diagrams of where the cuts of meat came from, really reminded you about where our food comes from.
There was plenty of music on offer too from local bands. With three different stages all hosting different artists there was something for everyone’s music taste and the music really added to the celebration factor of the festival.
All of us really enjoyed our day out at the Conwy Feast and although the food and drink was a massive highlight the whole day was a feast for the eyes as well. From the blinc digital art to the bubbles coming out of archways, there was as much to eat as there was to see.
Buses, love ‘em or hate ‘em they get you there in the end. Despite George’s mini tour of Bangor before he got to the studio (he got on the wrong bus in his half asleep state) they can be quite good.
We ended up talking about the Coca-Cola Tour Bus that’s bringing the Olympic Torch to Bangor on Thursday. It’s expected that there’ll be nearly 4000 people descending on Ffriddoed Site for a chance to have their photo taken with THE Olympic Torch. *Sneaky surprise* Storm may just be broadcasting from the top of the tour bus! You’ll have to come see it for yourself to find out, the bus will be on site between 11am and 5pm.
To get in the Olympic spirit we designed our own Wenlock & Mandeville mascots. You can check them out here by searching for mascot #035178 & #035179. They’re a bit strange but their hats make them look like Storm microphones. =)
We also talked about other goings on in Bangor & beyond. This weekend is a busy one for Wales with the Conwy Feast being held right on our doorstep on the 22-23 October. A few of the SU societies have got involved with the Medieval Re-enactment Society and BEDS adding to the local colour. We’re taking a team out on a social training day as well, if you want to get involved just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you’re in Cardiff and the area you should check out the Sŵn Festival, it’s a veritable who’s who of local and Welsh music and is well worth a shout. They’re even holding the inaugural Gwobr Gerddoriaeth Gymreig / Welsh Music Prize to commemorate the best Welsh album of the year.
We even featured the Manic Street Preachers track “(It’s Not War) Just The End of Love” as they are up for the prize.
But Eddy noticed a disturbing resemblance to a Steps song “Stomp”.
What do you think?
Alex brought with him the Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future (2007) album. This posed more of a challenge for Alex than past presenter as already owning this album, it would be more of a challenge for Alex to convince me to like or respect it even more than I already did.
During the show the majority of the talk was based around the very literature and imagery driven songs that often didn’t necessarily make any sense but did cover many myths, legends and historical events. These lyrical offerings coupled with a new breakthrough sound described by one source as “Acid Rave Sci-Fi Punk Funk” worked to create a truly artistic album.
Whilst Alexs challenge was originally a different one, by dissecting the tracks in such a way and highlighting that without this album, modern band such as Enter Shikari, Hadouken! and many others would not have developed in the way that they did. The Klaxons and this album especially opened the door to a new and exciting genre of music. This album was possibly the most Ground Breaking so far to be featured and for that reason it was an overall..
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