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Grantham hospital radio station relaunched with new sound

Radio Witham is relaunched at Grantham Hospital. Pictured at the relaunch are, from left, Deputy Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby, Mayoress Christina Turner, Mayor Frank Turner and station manager Howard Newport.

Radio Witham is relaunched at Grantham Hospital. Pictured at the relaunch are, from left, Deputy Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby, Mayoress Christina Turner, Mayor Frank Turner and station manager Howard Newport.

Radio Witham has been relaunched with a new studio to broadcast from in Grantham Hospital.

A relaunch party was held on Saturday for the hospital radio station with guests including the Mayor of Grantham Frank Turner, his wife and mayoress Christina, and Deputy Mayor Ian Selby.

The station has moved into a permanent studio inside the hospital building after broadcasting for many years from a Portakabin in the grounds.

Station manager Howard Newport said the the relaunch was a great success with many of the station’s supporters attending.

Mr Newport said: “The Mayor and his deputy were very complimentary about the new studios and we were really overwhelmed with the support.”

Mr Newport, who has been working in radio for ten years, added: “This was the perfect time for the station to launch a new sound. We have had a fantastic set of new jingles sung, and new computer play out software installed. We’re also launching a new logo to refresh our visual image. We’re really pleased with 
the new look and sound; it’s really brought the station forward.”

The move took several months to complete, with volunteers giving their time to help the station move furniture and equipment, and gear up for a fresh sound.

Volunteer coordinator Ray Oliver, who presents a request show every Monday, said: “We had been looking to move for several years, and this was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. We knew we had to move and this was our best opportunity. We are sure that the patients and staff will love the new professional sound to the station. All the volunteers are looking forward to presenting their shows with our refreshed look.”

 

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