Rapid success of community radio

Lindsey Coast Radio
Lindsey Coast Radio
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A COMMUNITY radio station has enjoyed a rapid influx in listeners since its formation just nine moths ago thanks to its engaging approach with local people.

Lindsey Coast Radio now has 1,100 unique listeners tuning in on a weekly basis, a figure other stations rarely achieve in less than three years of operation.

Station manager Henry Wright has attributed the success to the demand from the local community and the dedication and expertise of its founding members. He said: “It is quite obvious that Skegness is hungry for a proper community radio station and we are very proud to be creating links with the local community.

“The main reason we are here is to reward and entertain the local people, raise awareness of events with holidaymakers and get holidaymakers to return out of season so we can become an all-year-round resort.”

The station, which broadcasts over the internet from its base in Great Steeping, also has a full programme of diverse shows every evening presented by voluntary disk jockeys.

Shows focus on an eclectic range of speciality music genres including blues, folk, swing, big band and many more.

Local bands are also invited to promote their talents with live performances and community groups and charities also have the opportunity to raise awareness of their cause with appearances on talk shows.

East Lindsey District Council shares many of Lindsey Coast’s core values to promote the region and has expressed its support for the station.

A spokesperson said: “We absolutely support the work of Lindsey Coast Radio and their aspirations in the community.

“They are a fantastic group of enthusiastic people and we hope to continue working with them in the future.”

The station hopes to build on its rapid success to broadcast shows from 7am to 1am seven days a week and to broaden its content to include speciality sport shows while continuing to support local causes.

l Visit www.lindseycoastradio.org to listen or to find contact details to get involved with the station.