Ofcom has granted Wycombe Sound, the not-for-profit radio station for High Wycombe, a licence to broadcast full time for the next five years.
Wycombe Sound will broadcast a mix of local interest interviews and features, together with local news and phone ins. There will be lots of great music too, plus specialist programmes and outside broadcasts.
In 2015 the team moved into permanent studios in Bridge Street which also features The Radio Kitchen, and The Blue Room, a dedicated space for live bands, choirs and performers.
Managing Director Chris Phillips said: ‘We’re all absolutely delighted. After completing three successful pop-up broadcasts we’re looking forward to putting the service onto a permanent footing. There’s so much going on in this town, we want to share all the good news coming from our community.‘
Programme Director and presenter Philippa Sawyer said: ‘It’s fantastic news, now we can put our plans into action. We’ve come a long way since 2013 and we’ve been overwhelmed with the support from listeners.
We have over 70 volunteer broadcasters, technicians and reporters from all walks of life, and we welcome new members to the team. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, both in front of and behind the mic.‘
The team are now raising money to buy transmission equipment and plan to be on air in the autumn of 2016 In the meantime you can hear them broadcasting online and via their App from events including Frogfest, Wycombe Comic Con and Dash For Dad.
Further information on Wycombe Sound can be found on the Wycombe Sound website or by calling 01494 449900 for further information.