Since receiving a full time FM community radio licence from Ofcom in 2012, work has stepped up a gear to bring The Hub Radio to air. Cornwall’s newest hyper-local radio station will begin broadcasting in the second quarter of 2014 to the 15 parishes of Cuby, Gerrans, Grampound with Creed, Ladock, Mevagissey, Philleigh, Probus, Ruanlanihorne, St. Ewe, St. Goran, St. Just-In-Roseland, St. Michael Caerhays, St. Michael Penkevil, Tregony and Veryan.
The management committee are now pleased to announce that The Hub Radio has been awarded lottery funding from the Big Lottery ‘Awards for All’ scheme. The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
Pete Appleyard, one of the members of the management committee said “This award will enable us to develop our business plan and fundraising strategy which should in turn help us raise both the capital and year 1 funding we need to run The Hub Radio. We will also be able to purchase marketing materials and equipment to provide PA services to local village festivals and fetes around central South Cornwall this summer, which we aim to be at to spread the word about The Hub Radio launching next year.”
Having just received the good news that the project has been awarded lottery funding, We have now also signed a 5 year lease for studio premises.
The station will be based at the Tregony Industrial Estate on the road from Tregony Bridge to Ruan. This space will allow the construction of two good sized sound-proof studios with a large production facility. Construction work on the studios will start soon, once funds are in place.
Pete added “The Hub Radio will belong to everyone who lives and works in the area and will be a platform for them to have a voice that might otherwise go unheard. We intend to provide a radio service that meets the needs of the local community for news, information, discussion & debate and also entertainment through music, drama and comedy.
“We also want to raise awareness of issues that affect the area we live in, promote local services and community groups, and give people in the area, regardless of age or experience, the chance to gain qualifications in radio production leading to higher levels of employability.”
If you’d like to get involved with The Hub Radio, the team will shortly be calling all interested parties together for the first meeting at the new premises where they’ll discuss how you can help over the coming months. More information and dates will be available here soon. You can also sign up to our newsletter for up-to-date information on what's going on with The Hub Radio.
The Hub Radio has been awarded a full-time community radio licence to cover the Central South Cornwall area. Over the past few months we've been busy organising our transmitter and studio locations as well as seeking grant funding.
We're now able to let you in on great news regarding all three areas of the project. Things are about to step up a gear and we're very excited!
An open public meeting is being held in the committee room (upstairs) at Tregony Village Hall (TR2 5RW) on Sunday 13th January at 5pm (that's this Sunday!) for anyone who'd like to hear more about our progress and also for those who'd like to get involved at this early stage with all the leg-work that needs to be done in order to get The Hub Radio on-air. We had a good amount of interest and people signing up for working parties at the last meetings and we'd like to now put these into place and set the wheels in motion.
If you're going to come along, please let us know by clicking here: http://thehubjan13.eventbrite.com
It's important that anybody who'd like to get involved at this stage, attend the meeting. If you can't make this date but would like to get involved, please let us know by email.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
We're now taking orders for our promotional "The Hub" t-shirts. These are 100% preshrunk cotton and come printed with The Hub logo on the front and rear.
If you'd like to order one, you can do so below. Alternatively, get in touch with us and let us know you'd like one but can't pay online and we'll sort you out.
Once you've placed an order, we'll purchase the t-shirts direct from our supplier and let you know once they're available for delivery/collection.