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Red for go for Wayland Radio!

PUBLISHED: 15:36 19 March 2009 | UPDATED: 21:28 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

A community radio station should be broadcasting full-time to the Swaffham and Watton areas by the end of the summer after being awarded a new licence from regulator Ofcom.

A community radio station should be broadcasting full-time to the Swaffham and Watton areas by the end of the summer after being awarded a new licence from regulator Ofcom.

Directors, staff and volunteers at Wayland Radio have been waiting for several months for the announcement and they are now working to get more funding, continue volunteer recruitment and training and finalise technical issues.

Project manager David Hatherly said: “Ofcom has recognised the importance of the project and the hard work of the team, by granting a full-time licence and we will now be able to provide a better quality signal to the area.”

Wayland Radio - which includes programming targeted at the elderly, young people and migrant workers - has completed five 28-day restricted service licence (RSL) broadcasts in the last three years, with the most recent one ending on Christmas Eve.

Anyone wanting more information on getting involved as a volunteer - training will be given and experience is not necessary - can contact 01760 441161, or email studio@waylandradio.com or visit the website www.waylandradio.com.


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