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Fundraising appeal launched to raise money for Maghull Radio station

Fundraising appeal launched to raise money for Maghull Radio station

by Henry James (December 2020)

MAGHULL Radio has run out of money.

Their broadcasting licence expires in February as does the insurance. On top of that they need a new 'mixing desk', (it burned itself out). A new one is more than £1,000.

Maghull Radio is Maghull’s first and only radio station. It broadcasts 24/7 with a wide variety of shows to the community. Their programmes include features, and talk shows including, input from community groups such as: the Scout Association and community champions. There is also a what’s on guide for families, insights into local history, and shows on young people’s issues.

Dave Hughes, who is a DJ at the station, said: “The management team are working on a way to keep us on air and I have a 'Just Giving' appeal out at the moment, in the hope that it can generate £500 to help with the licence, etc.

“Readers can donate via my David Hughes Facebook page, The Maghull Community Page on Facebook, as well as the Facebook page of Maghull Radio.”

Maghull Radio was set up under the Maghull Community Enterprise with money from The Portas Fund, which was a scheme to regenerate town and neighbourhood centres.

Maghull Community Enterprise bid for funding for the station from Sefton Council.

Space at the town hall was converted into a radio station by Maghull Town Council.

The station began broadcasting on February 17 2014, and it is planned, developed and run by The Maghull Radio team.

A spokesman for Maghull Radio station said: “Since our launch we have continued to develop our radio team and programmes.

“We are completely community focused and driven. We feature local presenters and local content promoting Maghull and its thriving neighbourhood.

“We now have more than 30 team members, representative of all walks-of-life, from across the local area. There’s always plenty to do, so volunteers are always welcome, and we offer full training.”

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