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Charity’s radio studios transformed by funding boost

A local radio station has upgraded and improved their studios after receiving over £5,000 in funding and wants to hear from people who wish to join their team.

Bay Trust Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day for people living across South Cumbria and North Lancashire; as well as patients, staff and visitors of local hospitals.

The project was made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The news comes just a few weeks after the charity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to voluntary organisations in the United Kingdom.

The grant has allowed the charity to purchase new equipment to improve their programmes ranging from microphones and headphones to purpose-built computers for production.

John Williamson, Station Manager, said: “Keeping a radio station up to date and fully-functional is a continuous task. This grant has allowed us to replace some of our oldest equipment with state-of-the-art systems which are built for broadcasting.

“We are absolutely delighted to have received the grant and we thank Postcode Community Trust and players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support.”

The station is run entirely by volunteers and started broadcasting in 1977 with studios located in Kendal and Blackpool.

The charity is currently looking for volunteers from across the area for roles ranging from presenting, production and ward visiting. You can find out more by visiting baytrustradio.org.uk/join-us or call 03302230056.

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