East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has officially launched the newest radio station in the country.
Picture above: Sir Greg Knight MP (right) and West Wolds Radio presenter Tony Barker.
The MP was the first guest on Pocklington-based West Wolds Radio which went live on Sunday 29thNovember at 10.31am on 103.1FM and online. The first song played by the station was “It’s A Beautiful Day” by Michael Buble.
Interviewed on West Wolds Weekend, the MP told presenters Tony Barker and Stuart Cocker how delighted he was that the medium of radio continues to grow. It was also his first radio station launch.
As well as Sir Greg Knight, the first programme featured live interviews with Paul Waddington, the chairman of the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, Richard Bower from Pocklington Town Football Club, pre-recorded material from the latest big production by students at Woldgate College, and guests from the town’s amateur dramatic society, Pocklington Productions.
The station, which was granted a licence in April 2014, is broadcasting from studios in Market Street, Pocklington Town Centre, to a population of around 11,000.
Station Manager Stuart Cocker says: “It was a great start with a programme of music and guests to put Pocklington and surrounding villages in the spotlight. Each day, we will have local people on the radio with their stories, plus an events guide and great music.”
Deputy Chairman Tony Barker says: “I attended the Oklahoma production at Woldgate College and recorded interviews on the night. To me, the material we broadcast epitomised what community radio is about and celebrated the talent of local people.”
West Wolds Radio can be heard on 103.1FM, online via westwoldsradio.co.uk and via the TuneIn app on mobiles.