£6k boost for com­mu­nity sta­tion

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

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

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