Initially granted a licence in 2012 with two years to get on air, the station is now just days away from its launch on July 26 at midday.
Managing and Technical Director, Pete Appleyard told Roseland Online “We’re all really excited that, after four years of planning and working, we’re almost there. The reaction we’ve had in the last few days to the test transmissions has been really positive and we’re very much looking forward to hearing from people about what they want to hear on their own local radio station.”
“We’re still looking for people to volunteer with us, either in an on-air capacity or by helping us with marketing and at events through the summer. We’re very reliant on the local people getting behind us. This is a not-for-profit community business, owned and run by the community and, financially, things are extremely tight.
“The station is all about being truly local and the idea is that over the course of a the week, you’ll hear someone you know, or know of, presenting a show. We’re hoping to broadcast live from lots of events over the summer and will keep listeners regularly updated with things going on in the area.”
The Hub’s two-day launch party will feature 12 live acts, including Kezia, Saturday Sun, Falmouth Soul Sensation and Black Friday, playing at the festival field, near Veryan on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. As well as the superb live acts there will be local food and drink. Tickets are available from The Hub’s website or by telephone and cost £20 for adults and £10 for children. The cost includes camping on Friday and Saturday nights and free activities for children.
The Hub will launch at 12 noon on Saturday, July 26 on 106.1fm, 106.4fm and online at www.thehubradio.co.uk. For more information, readers can contact the team on 01872 248494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org