Huntingdon to get its own full-time radio station

AFTER more than a decade of hard work, Huntingdon is to get its own full-time radio station. Huntingdon Community Radio (HRC) was told this week that its application for a full-time licence has been successful and it expects to be on the airwaves in

AFTER more than a decade of hard work, Huntingdon is to get its own full-time radio station.

Huntingdon Community Radio (HRC) was told this week that its application for a full-time licence has been successful and it expects to be on the airwaves in about six month's time.

The station, which has been running as a part-time venture for more than a decade, has been granted a FM licence by Ofcom.

The licence is expected to run for five years, with the station providing broadcasts for Huntingdon and surrounding areas up to 5km (about three miles) away.

Bill Hensley, who has been the driving force behind the campaign for Huntingdon's own radio station, said there will be plenty of opportunities for the town's residents to be involved.

He expected the station to have a couple of full-time presenters and the rest of the station to be manned by volunteers - those already involved and those wanting to get into radio.

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"This is a dream come true," he told The Hunts Post. "In reality this is the result of 14 years of hard work, but not just by me, by the whole team at HCR FM."

The team behind the successful bid are planning to discuss how to move the plans forward on Friday (May 22) and further details will be available on www.huntspost24.co.uk next week.

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