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Community radio back on air over Easter

PUBLISHED: 09:05 29 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 08 July 2010

A popular local radio managed by volunteers is going back on air over the Easter period.

Following the success of last year's two broadcasts, Wayland Community Radio in Watton is planning another 28-day transmission at the end of March, with the firm ambition to broadcast full time in the autumn.

A popular local radio managed by volunteers is going back on air over the Easter period.

Following the success of last year's two broadcasts, Wayland Community Radio in Watton is planning another 28-day transmission at the end of March, with the firm ambition to broadcast full time in the autumn.

Station manager David Hatherly said: “We have been very encouraged by the continuing support from the community.

“ The whole team has been working hard to make our next broadcast even better.”

Since last year, the installation of a second studio has been completed, and work is progressing to link both studios and a “live lounge” using more than 500m of cable.

Programming will be very similar to previous broadcasts, offering a wide range of music - pop, 60s, folk, reggae, classical, soul, country and jazz as well as interviews.

There will be two youth programmes, Our Turn and Our Turn Too!, taking place on Fridays, 7 - 9pm and 9 - 11pm, which will offer music appealing to a younger age group as well as interviews music from local bands.

Mr Hatherly said the radio's team of volunteers continued to grow but he asked more women to join.

“For some reason women are reticent at coming forward. We are particularly pleased to welcome two new female daytime presenters, Bonnie Robertson and Susie Hancock,” he said.

“Anyone interested in being involved in any way, will be made very welcome.”

People who want to join the station do not need any media experience.

For further information call 01760 441161 or email studio@waylandradio

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