Town’s in for Mighty good festive radio
MIGHTY Radio is returning to the Southport airwaves this Christmas after being given a new fiveyear community FM licence.
The station has been broadcasting online since its previous licence expired, but now is returning to give the town a festive soundtrack.
Mighty Radio has been limited to online broadcasting in recent years, but applied to Ofcom in August 2017 for a Restricted Service Licence for Southport.
Since being told they had been accepted in December 2017 the team have been planning the FM Launch, which will happen this Christmas on 107.9 FM.
Station producer Paul Tasker believes the station can fill a void that has been gaping since Mighty was last on the radio in 2015.
Paul said: “Mighty Radio will fill a big gap for Southport, as it will be Southport’s only official community radio station.
“Other radio stations in the market are all commercial, there is no other community radio station in the resort, so Mighty Radio will have a nice gap to fill for the community.”
He added: “My passion is not just about the music, but about bringing enjoyment to the listener.
“If we can make them smile, help with an event mention on a charity event or even if they want to just talk about something that has happened in Southport, this is what local radio is about.”
Paul’s experience in the industry speaks for itself, and he promises listeners that while his current crop of presenters will remain a part of the venture, any up-and-coming radio enthusiasts can get involved and take the first step on the ladder.
“I have 16 years’ experience as a producer, but most of my training ground comes from an old radio station I used to listen, Dune FM.
“I started at Dune FM in Southport at 16 years old, making the cups of tea, anything to get the chance to learn the industry.
“The voluntary work was my way in, but also my passion for music.
“After learning everything that went into making great local radio from both the programme manager and presenters, I gained a paid full time job as a station network producer.
“I’ve looked after a cluster of North West radio stations and worked with over 28 radio stations within its network.
“I believe that if you give someone a chance, like I was given a chance, then hard work can pay off.”
Mighty Radio will be returning to the airwaves to expand from its online baset this Christmas