It was great to meet with the team behind Premier Radio, a new community radio station for Wrexham and the surrounding area, to discuss their journey, to hear about their plans going forward and to continue supporting their work. Having worked with the radio station since tis inception to back their growth and development, it is particularly exciting to see the station thriving, whilst also supporting the local community here in Wrexham.
Premier Radio was established during the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 to help the local community through communication, to combat loneliness and to promote good mental health. Since its establishment, the radio station has gone from strength-to-strength and in June it will be moving to new studio premises at Yellow & Blue, a social enterprise project in Wrexham, which will enable the station to welcome guests for interviews as well as support an important community project.
The station has also been developing their schedule and they now offer a range of programmes throughout the day, from popular music programmes, to interviews with local musicians and a ‘DJ Anthem’ segment. Along with this, the station also supports community initiatives, fundraising projects, and businesses through promotion on the station and the website. Going forward, Premier Radio are also hoping to launch a sister station in south Denbighshire, to support the local community and build a larger reach across north Wales.
Importantly, community radio stations like Premier Radio provide a space for important local news to be shared, diverse opinions to be voiced and enjoyment to be had. In short, they can bring communities together and Premier Radio is doing just that which is fantastic to see!
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