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New radio station planned for city
7:30am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
BRINGING radio back to the community in the city where it was invented is one group’s aim.
Chelmsford Community Radio has submitted a broadcasting licence application to OFCOM.
An online version has already been set up by the group in their bid to show the broadcasting authority they have the skills to make it work.
On Sunday, members of the group will be at Moulsham Mill, in Parkway, between 10am and 4pm, to discuss what the station would do and allow people to say what they would like to hear.
The not-for-profit organistation believe the place where Guglielmo Marconi pioneered radio technology should have a community outlet for the media.
Off-air director Matt Eaves said: “I think Chelmsford has forgotten about radio in the sense that it was where it all began and where the equipment was made, but now it doesn’t even have a community radio station.
“It’s a chance to do something and re-invent community radio in the same way Marconi changed radio.
“What we want to do is provide an opportunity for people from Chelmsford to get into broadcasting back where radio was born and use it as a training ground for those interested in radio careers.”
If the licence is given, broadcasts would not just be made from a studio somewhere in the city as they look to get as many locals involved.
“We don’t want to provide a radio station which is just a radio station,” Mr Eaves explained.
“We’re looking at having a studio we can move around.”
For more information, visit www.chelmsfordcommunityradio.com
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