The Hampshire Chronicle are carrying the story about the launch of our bid for a community radio licence from Ofcom, and the editor also wishes us well in his Editorial Comment:
“[comments about social cohesion being threatened and the East Winchster Social Club closing]
But there is good news. Along comes Winchester Hospital Radio with a scheme to launch a new station that will help bind the community together. We wish it well.”
Entitled “Winchester Radio plan as hospital broadcasters bid for airwaves” online, but “Hope for radio to assist OAPs” in the newspaper, the article starts:
“A NEW Winchester radio station is being planned in a bid to engage older people with the community. Winchester Hospital Radio is preparing a city-wide launch on FM frequency to help keep over-50s healthy, active and away from the wards. Content would include music, news and features from local charities, healthcare providers and community groups. It would be the city’s first local radio station since WinFM, which aired from the Brooks Centre between 1999 and 2007.”
You can read the full article on their website.