Maghull Labour Councillors plan to get Maghull on the airwaves

Maghull Labour Councillors Patrick McKinley, Steve Kermode and Caroline Esterson are hoping to get Maghull on the airwaves.


Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council are planning to put the town on the airwaves.

Maghull could have its own online radio station if the Labour Councillors on the town council get their plans off the ground.

Maghull Labour Councillors are working on setting up an online community radio station from the town hall.

Deputy leader, Labour's Cllr Patrick McKinley said he hoped the scheme would promote Maghull while also give training to aspiring Maghull DJs.

Cllr McKinley said: "We are looking at getting an online community radio station off the ground which would promote the town but also give people here in Maghull the opportunity to try their hand at being a radio DJ.

"A Maghull community online radio station would allow people here to get training and experience before hopefully catapulting them onto a bigger station and a career in the media.

"We are still in the very early stages, but we want to create a media outlet which will be enjoyed by the community and a useful stepping stone for aspiring DJs."

The Labour Councillors said they wanted the content of the radio station to promote the town, local businesses and the talent of the people in the community.

Maghull Town Council leader, Labour's Cllr Caroline Esterson, said: "We want to help local businesses succeed and we want to get the message out that Maghull is a great place to live, work and do business.

"That's the plan for the radio station. With the recent loss of Sefton's only dedicated radio station, there is a real need here for a service of this kind.

"If we are able to turn the plans into reality, and it is still very early days, then we would look at using the town hall as the base, very possibly the former coffee bar.

"We would want to see people from community groups come in and promote themselves, as well as local bands and musicians, and I would like to see local schools come in and incorporate the studio with some of their school activities.

"We could even ask Jim Sharpe to come in and give us a round up of the week's news on air, online.

"This could be a very exciting project for Maghull."

Cllr McKinley added: “There are lots of opportunities for a community radio station for Maghull. We are coming up with ideas all the time, such as a regular nostalgia slot featuring some fascinating details about Maghull rich history.

“We could even have a regular Frank Hornby slot which would attract international attention from the Hornby enthusiasts around the world and in so promoting Maghull as the hometown of a global brand.

“The possibilities really are endless for this project and one which the whole community can get involved in and take advantage of.”

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