Community radio in appeal

General News.
General News.

A local radio station needs to raise £650 for an FM licence and is seeking the community’s help as it only has just under a month to do so.

County Linx Radio need to apply for an FM licence from OFCOM and only has this month to reach the total amount.

The station was launched in May 2013 by a community group to provide an internet radio station for the local area, enabling all charities, community groups, and leisure organisations to promote news and events, as well as providing a selection of music, interviews and entertainment.

It is based within the five villages of Bratoft, Firsby, Great Steeping, Irby in the Marsh and Little Steeping.

The station is said to have gone from ‘strength-to-strength’ in the last six months and now has the opportunity to gain an FM licence giving even more people the opportunity to listen to the station at home or in their cars.

“There are currently nearly 300 followers on Facebook and Twitter and over 4,000 regular listeners nationwide, in Europe and as far as Japan and New Zealand,” said a spokesperson.

The station receives no funding and relies totally on the volunteers’ who give their time freely to present the shows and help with the running costs of the station.

To help raise the profile of the station they are currently running a competition for two listeners to win a weekend break in Blackpool courtesy of Hound Dog Hotel.

To enter the competition all you need to do is visit the website.

If you can help, visit the website at and click the donate button.