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The Hub granted FM community radio licence

The following is from the website of The Hub Radio:

Cornwall’s newest community radio station has just got the go-ahead to broadcast to the central South Cornwall area - just a year after it was a far-off dream.  Ofcom, the radio regulator, has just granted The Hub a full-time FM community radio licence.

Mark David Hatwood, acting Chair, said: “Thanks to the community funds and support of Cllrs Julian German and Bob Egerton and the hard work of Pete Appleyard, Gary Watts and Gareth Hill we’re thrilled to get the news, but this is only stage one. There’s been a huge amount of work to get where we are today, now we need to roll our sleeves up and get on with even more hard work!”

Community radio stations are part of the growing trend to ‘hyper-local’ information – providing a voice right down to street level.

The Hub will broadcast to the 15 parishes of Cuby, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Ladock, Mevagissey, Philleigh, Probus, Ruanlanihorne, St. Ewe, St. Goran, St. Just-In-Roseland, St. Michael Caerhays, St. Michael Penkevil, Tregony and Veryan.

But it will be more than a radio station for them, Mark added;

“The Hub will belong to all who live and work in the area and will be a platform for them to have a voice that might otherwise go unheard.  We intend to provide a radio service that meets the needs of the local community for news, information, discussion & debate and also entertainment through music, drama and comedy. Working closely with existing organisation like Parish Magazines and, we plan to keep the locale informed and entertained.

“We also want to raise awareness of issues that affect the area we live in, promote local services and community groups, and give people in the area, regardless of age or experience, the chance to gain qualifications in radio production leading to higher levels of employability.”

For further information about this exciting news, see The Hub


June 2012

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