Maghull Radio station launches an appeal for a new mixing desk

Maghull Radio station launches an appeal for a new mixing desk

by Henry James (November 2021)

HELPERS at Maghull Radio station have launched an appeal to raise more than £800 to buy a new mixing desk.

Maghull Radio is Maghull’s first and only radio station and it has a wide variety of shows for the local community.

It is an internet-based service which before the pandemic broadcast to listeners from its studio in Maghull Town Hall. During the pandemic, volunteers from the radio station have had to record and transmit programmes from their own homes.

The station includes programmes, features and talk shows such as input from community groups like the Scout Association. They also have features from community champions, what’s on guides for families, insights into local history and young people’s issues.

The five broadcasters keeping the station alive are: Mike Parker, Alan Todd, Nigel Harrison, Brian Conlan and David Hughes.

Dan Parker, Mike's son has installed a broadcasting system on their computers that enables them to choose the records and record their intro's. This is saved on the computer to be broadcast at a given time. So, they cannot broadcast live.

Maghull Radio hope to be back at Maghull Town Hall at the start of 2022, but they need the mixer first to enable them to broadcast live.

David Hughes said: “At last, after nearly 18 months of waiting to go back into Maghull Radio studio we have been hit with another massive problem.

“Our mixing desk, the very machine that let's us broadcast, burnt itself out and unless we buy another one, all our waiting will have been in vain.

“The cost of a professional mixing desk can run into thousands of pounds, the ones that are suitable for our needs will be approximately £800.

“So, I’m appealing to the good folk of Maghull and surrounding parishes to help us, by making a donation, just like you did at the beginning of the year, to buy a new mixer and get back into our studio and serve the local Community and our friends overseas.”

In February £1,000 was raised through crowdfunding by friends of the station to buy this year’s broadcasting licence.

People can donate to MR’s fundraiser by visiting www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-hughes-981



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