Julie Birkett is one of Preston FM’s new recruit
A new schedule is running on Preston’s community radio station for the first time in two years.
Preston FM has been training up a new batch of volunteers who are taking to the airwaves and refresh the station’s output.
Station manager Brian Ashman said: “This new schedule brings a much more cohesive feel to weekdays on Preston FM.
“We’ve worked with the hosts & shows to bring more regularity so that listeners can find their favourite weekday daytime and evening shows easily. Fridays will still retain a special feel, reflecting its special place in the week.”
The schedule moves include Chat City hosted by Hughie Parr moving from the morning to an afternoon slot of 1pm until 3pm.
Parr’s show promotes individuals and organisations who make a difference across Preston and South Ribble.
He said: “”Chat City has developed over the past year or so. It’s become much more relaxed and I know moving to the afternoons will give our listeners the chance to join us with a coffee and biscuit and really get involved with us and our guests.
“I’m also looking forwards to the extra time in bed, it’s been a year of very early mornings.”
New recruits on the line up include Julie’s Diary with Julie Birket looking at events coming up across the area on Mondays from 6.30pm.
She said: “It was great fun doing the free training, and it’s amazing that I now host my own weekly radio show. I love finding out about all the things that are happening in Preston & South Ribble. I even did a little “roving reporter” spot on Saturday’s Back Stage show recently. It’s brilliant.”
The station nearly folded when Prescap, its former parent organisation, collapsed in 2012.
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