WCR FM: The home of Great Music and Pure Poetry!
Listeners to 101.8 WCR FM already know they’re guaranteed the best mix of music and local life whenever they tune in or log on.
But now Wolverhampton’s only station has added poetry to its repertoire after acclaimed local poet Ian Henery joined the Board as “Poet in Residence.”
Ian’s latest collection, “Poems of Hope” by Kates Hill Press, was launched at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival in the Art Gallery earlier this year. Ian has performed
at every Wolverhampton Literature Festival since its inception six years ago. He ran poetry workshops for people with addiction issues for Recovery Near You and the Wolverhampton Substance Misuse Service, including survivors of domestic abuse and women seeking to exit the sex industry in Walsall. He was also Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate for 4 years and performs with poetry collective Poets Against Racism.
"I am chuffed to bits to be appointed Poet in Residence" said Ian "because it means I`ll be able to extend WCR FM`s reach into the community. I had a regular poetry slot two
days a week on Susan Vickers` show and I`ve guested regularly on Jason Forrest`s show. It shows that WCR appreciate a drop of culture!"
In a previous role Ian was Poet in Residence of Hope Radio in Birmingham and presented The Ian Henery Show which attracted 14,000 streams online each broadcast from all over the world.