Grantham-based radio station Gravity FM is celebrating its 20th birthday.
The community radio station serves the Grantham area and has done so since March 1997. Back then the station was granted only a temporary restricted service licence which allowed it to broadcast over four weeks, twice a year.
In December 2008, it was successful in achieving a full-time licence and has gone from strength to strength since, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.
Anniversary celebrations will begin on Saturday, April 1, with live shows broadcast between 9am and 5pm from inside the Morrisons store in Grantham. Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet and put faces to the voices heard on the station, and be able to request and dedicate songs to friends and family live on air.
A celebratory birthday cake will be cut to commemorate the occasion and shoppers will be able to have their bags packed in return for donations to enable the voluntary station to carry on.
Gravity presenter Dennis Kay said: “There will be prizes and Gravity-linked merchandise available to make it a momentous day.
“We look forward to meeting everyone and taking on board suggestions from the Grantham people as to how they want their local station to be. This is exactly what we set out to do from day one. Linking local people.
“We take pride in promoting the local area and businesses that make Grantham and the surrounding area so nice and on this occasion thanks go to both Morrisons and Print Bureau for their unanimous support.”
The team also has a prize up for grabs – a pair of VIP tickets for this year’s Truckfest Peterborough, which takes place over the last weekend of April (29-30).
As well as the live broadcast the station has put together some bright new sound jingles and will include special shows in the next few weeks by former presenters to celebrate the achievements of Gravity FM.
** For more details on Gravity FM, and information on how to support the station, click here.