15.06.12: The inaugural meeting of The Hub Radio – a community radio for South Central Cornwall – which was held in Tregony Village Hall on Wednesday evening, was a success with a good turnout of people willing to lend a hand.
The Hub team, Gary Watts, Pete Appleyard, Gareth Hill and Chair Mark David Hatwood, have managed to obtain a licence from Ofcom for the area – the biggest given out to any community radio station in the UK. But now the hard work has started to put together a logistics team of willing volunteers to allow the station to become a reality.
Gary Watts told Roseland Online, “The first meeting this week was a great success and there was a good turnout. We need people to come forward to head and oversee various areas of need for the station including, Finance & Funding, Building & Location, Marketing & Publicity, Technical (Equipment & Transmission), Volunteer Recruitment, Administration & Training, and Programming.”
There is still chance to become involved. On Sunday afternoon the team are holding a second meeting for those who couldn’t make the first.
Chair, Mark David Hatwood – who is also editor of Roseland Online – said, “It’s a very exciting time for the area and this is a real chance to get involved in a project that, like Roseland Online, will bring support, entertainment and training opportunities for anyone in the fourteen parishes of our catchment area of South Central Cornwall and the Roseland Peninsula. I can’t stress highly enough how important it is to get involved on a ground level now. This project will become a reality, but its continued success is down to the support of the community and input from locals about how you want your station to be run.”
If you would like to read more about the prioect, you can visit their website, www.thehubradio.co.uk or contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively just turn up at Tregony Village hall of 4pm this Sunday 17th.
Click here to see a Podcast of Wednesday’s meeting.