Weekend Success for Local Radio Station
Written by Danny on 02/04/2018
A local charity is celebrating a successful fundraising weekend today, after broadcasting for 41 hours uninterrupted over Easter weekend and raising over £2,000.
Bay Trust Radio, who broadcast from the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, celebrated the station’s 41st birthday by planning a marathon broadcast which celebrated all things local – including live performances from musicians, special guests and plenty of interviews with local people.
Danny Frith, Deputy Station Manager, said “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the generosity of local people. Thank you to every person who listened, donated and supported us! I had the pleasure of starting everything off and it was amazing to see the money continue to come in as time went on.”
“I’d also like to say a special thank you to all the local musicians and special guests who appeared on the station. It was fantastic to see Tim Farron MP and also Cat Smith MP showing their support. We also had music performances from Hayden Sorrenson, Mike Turnbull, Zoe Warren and many others.”
The station, which is now the only radio station to broadcast 24 hours a day from Kendal, is now asking people to consider helping at the station. Volunteers can do as little or as much as they would like, but would be required for a few hours a week on a regular basis. Whether you love music and a microphone or would prefer a behind-the-scenes role, there is something for everyone!
You can get involved with Bay Trust Radio by becoming a volunteer at baytrustradio.org.uk/join-us