Radio station broadcasts appeal for funding support

Lionheart Radio is fund-raising to help give more young people experience of radio broadcasting.

Monday, 18th March 2019, 10:38 am
Lionheart Radio presenter Gillian Daniel.

The Alnwick-based community station has been broadcasting across Northumberland and online for 12 years but needs donations to continue.

It receives no funding from government sources and is financed through public donations and grants.

Everyone at the station is a volunteer, but ultimately there are still costs associated with licensing, rent and insurance that need to be met.

Anne Howie, Lionheart Radio station organiser, said: “We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life and are enthused by their progression.

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“We love working with young people, giving them the chance to experience radio broadcasting through presenting their own shows. It’s great to see their confidence grow and to give them a valuable insight into the media industry.”

Two of its presenters are from Berwick – Gillian Daniel and Jolly Roger. Gillian present Soul Stirrers and Music I Like on Wednesdays whereas Jolly Roger presents Jolly Roger’s Blues and Roots on Friday afternoons.

Pupils from Barndale House special school also present a show every week where they play some of their favourite music and take requests from their listeners.

Donations can be made at www.lionheartradio.com