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Waveney Valley Radio becomes the newest station in Diss to hit the airwaves



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Bosses behind Diss’ newest community radio station are on the hunt for broadcasting talent after launching last week.

On Friday, January 21, after almost two years of planning, Waveney Valley Radio finally took to the airwaves and promises to cater for young people in the town.

Station manager Robert Sider said he is now looking for budding presenters to join the station, which broadcasts out of its Mere Street studio.

Station manager Robert Sider (right) and presenter Nathan Steggles at Waveney Valley Radio's Mere Street studio. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Station manager Robert Sider (right) and presenter Nathan Steggles at Waveney Valley Radio's Mere Street studio. Picture: Mecha Morton.

“We are trying to put a different style of music in the system,” said the 63-year-old.

“We’re aiming towards a slightly younger audience, and we’re trying to give people in the area an opportunity to participate.

“At the moment, we have a lot of syndicated shows but would be delighted to hear from anyone locally who might want to try their hand at broadcasting in order to bring more local content to it.”

Having initially planned to go on air 12 months ago, successive lockdowns forced Mr Sider and his fellow presenter Nathan Steggles, 29, to push their launch date back.

“The biggest challenge was to ride out Covid and make sure we could be on air consistently,” said Mr Sider, who lives in Roydon Road.

“Finally, the opportunity presented itself this year.”

The station currently airs from midday to midnight on Fridays, with plans in place to begin broadcasting on Saturdays as well.

To tune in, go online to www.waveneyvalleyradio.com.

If you would like to contact Mr Sider about joining the Waveney Valley Radio team, send an email to waveneyvalleyradio@gmail.com.



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