Maghull Community Radio all set to take to the airwaves

Maghull Community Radio latest signing Jim Sharpe takes the hotseat with Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley, and team members Rosie Button, Anthony Gibbons, Stephen Jarve and Lee Cinnamond.

 

Maghull Community Radio is all set to take to the airwaves - and they've signed up a very familiar name to join the team.

Last minute preparations are being made to the new community studio at the former cafe at Maghull Town Hall, which has been soundproofed and fitted out with radio equipment.

The team of volunteer DJs, producers and engineers are raring to go and the latest member of the team, Champion reporter and columnist Jim Sharpe has signed up to join a weekly show on current affairs and local news.

Maghull Community Radio is the brain-child of Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council who are working with Maghull Town Team on the project.

The team, which includes Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley, Town Team's Steve Maxwell and radio enthusiast Dave Hughes, has also drafted in a team of budding local DJs, producers and engineers.

Maghull Community Radio team member Lee Cinnamond said the project was now nearing a 'go live' date.

Lee said: "A lot of hard work has gone into this by the volunteers and we are almost ready to go live.

"We are trying to get things all the technical elements set up so we can then concentrate on the programmes and the schedules.

"Things are looking very good and we are confident that we will be broadcasting by next month."

Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley said he was delighted with how the project has gone.

Cllr McKinley said: "This has been a completely community driven project from the start. It is local people working on a local radio station. Which will feature local presenters and local content. It's about promoting the local community, local businesses and giving our young people a spring board into the media.

"It's brilliant what the team has done so far and I am excited to hear the shows going out, hopefully next month.

"Some of the content ideas they are working on are brilliant, including local reporter Jim Sharpe who will be really going behind the headlines to give us the news from Maghull as he finds it.

"This is a really exciting project which I know will be a real asset to the town and really highlight the great talent we have here in Maghull."

 

Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley and Cllr June Burns with Maghull Community Radio team members Rosie Button, Anthony Gibbons, Stephen Jarve and Lee Cinnamond.