Park Radio are hoping to be on the air in 2016 as their preparations continue to become a full-time radio station.
Hoping to broadcast to up to 50,000 listeners in south Norfolk and north Suffolk, including Diss, Eye and Harleston, Park Radio was awarded a five year full-time broadcasting licence by regulator Ofcom in June.
There’s a lot involved in getting the radio station prepared and ready to go on a full-time basis, compared to our short test broadcasts and we are looking forward to returning to the airwaves in the spring or early summer next yearChris Moyse
Director Chris Moyse said work was continuing to raise funds to set up the station, including transmission and studio equipment.
“There’s a lot involved in getting the radio station prepared and ready to go on a full-time basis, compared to our short test broadcasts and we are looking forward to returning to the airwaves in the spring or early summer next year,” he said.
“Needless to say, our team of 30 is very excited after a significant wait to finally provide a quality local radio service, which will be a real first for our area and we are looking to be live by summer 2016.”
The team is currently in discussion with Diss Town Council about basis its studios and offices in the first floor of Diss Youth and Community Centre, which is the earmarked location for the main transmitter.
Planning permission for that is being sought, as well as relay transmitters to ensure good reception in Harleston and Eye.
Ofcom is yet to reveal which frequency Park Radio will be broadcasting from.
Official contact points have been agreed at the Harleston Information Plus offices and also at the Eye Volunteers Centre where listeners will be invited to pop in and engage with the station.
For more, visit www.parkradio.co.uk or