A supportive grant of £2,000 will help Kennet Radio reach out on FM frequency

Kennet Radio on airKennet Radio could soon reach new audiences more clearly through an FM transmitter thanks to a grant from Greenham Common Trust.

In order to launch on FM, the station needs suitable broadcast-quality transmitter, a new studio link and associated equipment.

As a community radio station there are strict guidelines associated with licensing conditions. The station can only receive half of its annual income through advertising and commercial sponsorship. After that, it relies on grants, donations, and the support of volunteers.

The overall target is £9,060 and this grant will help the team enormously.

Julian Swift-Hook, Chairman of Kennet Radio, said: “We are hugely grateful to Greenham Common Trust for its invaluable support. This grant makes a substantial contribution to the funds we have already raised towards the purchase of our transmitter, and will hopefully encourage others in the community to support us and help us reach our target.”

Chris Boulton, Chief Executive of Greenham Common Trust, said: “Kennet Radio is an important asset to the community and we will do whatever we can to help. The staff and volunteers work incredibly hard and there is more work they plan to do behind the scenes. They aim to assist the ongoing development of the community station for broadcasters, staff and volunteers by offering a range of useful training to support the station now and in the future.”

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