Louth radio project gets support

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A community radio station in Louth is growing ever closer to becoming a reality after receiving the official backing from Louth Town Council.

Although the Town Council declined to house the recording studio at a previous meeting, councillors voted to write a formal letter of endorsement at the most recent council meeting on Tuesday September 16.

At a Louth Town Council meeting in August, Councillor George Horton, who is the Chairman of the Wolds and Marsh (WAM) community radio project, explained the need for a community radio in the town and said: “It’s instant, if there are any flood warnings or anything then it’s there on the radio.”

Last Tuesday, Coun Horton added that the group’s application for a license 
from Ofcom was “quite a way down the road now, and without preempting, it is looking quite favourable.”

Coun Horton added that the letter of endorsement could be shown to potential sponsors, and added: “To enable us to get further financial support from various bodies, we need as much support as we can.”