Leyland Festival Radio is the online community radio station broadcasting in the South Ribble and Preston area, and is planning to expand its schedule.Advertisement
The online radio station is available in Leyland, Moss Side, Farington, Farington Moss, Buckshaw Village, Clayton-le-Woods, Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge and Penwortham.
Now, Leyland Festival Radio hopes to expand its schedule within the next six months.
This will only be possible, however, if the station is awarded an FM community radio licence by Ofcom, as part of the current licensing round.
The station was founded in December 2014 and delivered its first project in June 2015, with three days of FM community radio broadcast on 107.9 FM in support of Leyland Festival.
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The project enabled volunteers to train, and get involved with production, presenting, reporting, marketing, music policy, scheduling, administration, funding and more opportunities.
Since then, the radio has delivered numerous online projects including the 2015 Leyland Christmas Lights switch-on, live Breakfast shows in February – December 2016, and Monday – Wednesday mornings in 2017 from 7.30am.
The live broadcasts feature local hosts and guests and can be heard via the radio’s website.
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They also broadcast on 107.9 FM in June 2017 for one week (12 – 18 June), with a range of programmes hosted by local people and with local guests.
You can hear previous Breakfast shows online and keep updated with Leyland Festival Radio via Facebook and Twitter.
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