The Exeter Daily is a website which features mostly upbeat and positive community news, provided by the community itself. They currently sponsor the Exeter Phoenix main auditorium which plays host to hundreds of music gigs each year. The Exeter Daily is entirely free to use and is funded and run by former Express & Echo editor Marc Astley and several leading members of Exeter’s business community, among them Exeter Chiefs Premiership Rugby club chairman Tony Rowe OBE. The website is not, nor will it ever purport to be, a like-for-like replacement for a traditional, local newspaper. It is a forum for people to share information with each other for free and without editorial influence.
Sound Gallery Studios is a fully equipped, air-conditioned professional recording studio situated in the basement complex at Exeter Phoenix. Located in the heart of the city, they offer high-end, affordable recording and production services, inspirational rehearsal and workshop spaces as well as live sessions to PhonicFM radio station for local and touring artists for local and touring artists, as well as voiceover recordings, sound design and work experience for young people age 14-18 yrs. Sound Gallery Studios are run by social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC which is dedicated to the developmentof original creative works produced by talented musicians and to the provision of music-making opportunities, especially for young people who are at risk of social exclusion.
Situated in the basement of Exeter Phoenix, the output of Phonic FM is largely music, both live and recorded, focusing on those tunes and genres you won’t often hear on mainstream radio. Phonic FM is charged with supporting the arts (in the widest sense) in and around the Exeter area, and with encouraging innovation and participation.