A NON-PROFIT volunteer-run community radio station from Leyland has been able to purchase two brand new headsets after receiving a £300 donation from housebuilder Redrow.
Radio Leyland is a project that provides free training to the community to enable them to take part in and manage its daily broadcasting operations.
Brian Ashman, station manager, says the station doesn’t just facilitate discussions, it also provides a platform for local organisations to share news and views: “We provide more than 40 hours a week of original programming and are hopefully moving into live sports reporting too and this is what we will need the new headsets for.
“The new headsets are noise cancelling and so filter unwanted background noise like that of a football crowd.”
Radio Leyland started broadcasting to the Leyland area in April 2019 and currently has around 7000 listeners who tune in on a weekly basis.
Sian Pitt, sales director at Redrow Homes (Lancashire) said: “Radio Leyland has a fantastic number of listeners from the area close to our Worden Gardens development. It is a great platform for the community to share their news and promote all the good that is happening locally. It’ll be great to hear the radio reporting live on sports games too thanks to their new headsets.”
Redrow support communities close to where they build through community funds such as the one that has supported Radio Leyland. Twelve groups and good causes from across Leyland have shared £5000 that will support them in helping others.
For more details about Worden Gardens, see www.redrow.co.uk/wordengardens, call 01772 340818 or visit the sales centre, open daily.
i) Commentators Daniel Clarkson and Jay Cooper with the new headsets
ii) Radio Leyland Station Manager Brian Ashman with headset