£6k boost for community station
HORIZON Nuclear Power has helped Môn FM to continue its outside broadcasting facilities by donating nearly £6,000 towards new equipment for the community radio station.
The station is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, and is very keen to broadcast from community events across Anglesey such as the Relay for Life, the Anglesey Show, musical events and the Children’s Festival, in addition to the daily schedules from the station’s Llangefni base.
The not-for-profit bilingual station successfully applied for funding from Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship programme to replace its older and vital outside broadcast kit, some of which went missing at an event.
Since commencing live broadcasting on 102.5 FM in 2014 and previously online in 2011, the vast majority of its fundraising activities are used to pay for broadcasting licences and music royalties, leaving little funding to invest in upgrading and replacing key equipment.
Tony Wyn Jones, Vice Chair of MônFM, said: “We’re thrilled with this donation and would like to thank Horizon for supporting our application. Without this essential kit, it would have been very difficult for the station to continue with Live outside broadcasts.
“Our listeners tell us that they really appreciate the local coverage, so it’s gratifying to know that we can now continue to service their local needs for the future.”
The Môn FM team preparing for their launch in 2014