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Council to investigate potential for community radio station

Date Published: 28 August 2020
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Rutland County Council has today (28August 2020) announced that it is setting up a project to investigate the feasibility of establishing a community radio station for Rutland.

The decision follows a rebranding of the county’s current local radio station and a move for it to focus on more national content.

“Rutland’s current local radio station provides a trusted source of information for residents – appealing to a broad audience across the County.
The station also provides an important mechanism for the dissemination of messages in emergency situations – whether that be the current pandemic, a blocked road, a flood or a fire.
Although we have lobbied for the station to retain its current format, unfortunately, its current owners have chosen to move away from the local focus, leaving a significant gap in communications and entertainment for our residents. We are therefore looking at the viability of establishing a community-focused station for Rutland.”

Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council.

Should the project identify the station is viable, it is proposed that a vehicle, independent of Rutland County Council, would be established to bring the station to fruition.

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