Mark Kenny – Somer Valley FM

Mark Kenny



Somervale School

Deputy Head


What being a director of Somer Valley FM means to me


When the school first came up with the idea of applying for an RSL license in 2007 it was to give the young people of Midsomer Norton a voice in the local community and establish a sense of local and collective identity. The only thing that has changed for me over the years is that this local voice and collective identity has matured to encompass the voice of the whole Somer Valley rather than just it being an outlet for the creative talents of young people. I am immensely proud of the part the school has played in nurturing the organisation, offering it space to grow into and equipment that showcases the talent of its local broadcasters. I am excited about the station’s future over the next five year license period and as a director feel a tremendous responsibility to foster the core values of local engagement and local identity which gives Somer Valley FM a unique place in the cultural scene across the Somer Valley.

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