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Tune in to Radio Leyland for all things local

Here at Friends of Leyland we are committed to bringing you the best local news and community articles each and every month, which is why we thought, “If we want to promote all things Leyland, who’s best to team up with?”

Who better than the team over at Radio Leyland! We recently caught up with Brian at Radio Leyland and wanted to introduce them to you as one of our new monthly columnists...

“Thanks to Harry Longworth, proprietor of Friends of Leyland, for giving us this space to tell you about Radio Leyland! Your local radio station started broadcasting on FM on 1 April 2019. Our broadcast signal nominally covers Leyland, Farington, Farington Moss, Moss Side, Buckshaw Village, Clayton-le-Woods, Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge and New Longton, but you can usually hear us rather further afield if you’re travelling by car (tune your car radio to 104.8 FM!) Radio Leyland is a community radio station - that means we’re hyper-local, not-for-profit, provide training in radio skills, and are responsive to the needs of our local area. Most of our volunteers are local, know the area and its people and are involved in their communities.

Who is Radio Leyland for? We cater mainly for the over-35s, making special provision for older people too. This determines the music we play. Broadly speaking, in daytime hours throughout the week it’s music from the past 100 years plus the best of today’s music. Things change a bit in the evenings and at weekends, where there’s a wide variety of specialist music programmes (rock, country, soul, 60s and 70s, but also indie music, poetry, drama or just plain eclectic). The best way to find out what’s on and when? Check out our schedule at Home (radioleyland.co.uk)

The weekday morning starts at 7am with a feast of oldies in “Seventies at 7”. Breakfast follows at the civilised time of 8 am, featuring a local interview or two and a musical poser or two to answer. Then it’s non-stop tunes to ease you through till 1pm, when Magic Moments takes the reins with vintage music from the 20s to the 70s. Some of the shows 70 and 80-something listeners love the Rolling Stones as much as they love Matt Monro or Vera Lynn! 3 o’clock sees the daytime complement completed by our fast and furious Drivetime show (please don’t drive that way, though!).

If you’ve not heard us before, we hope you’ll tune in and enjoy listening. If you’re already a regular listener, it’s lovely to have your company and thanks for your support! You can find more information at Home (radioleyland.co.uk) or on our Facebook page (1) Radio Leyland | Facebook and you can get in touch at leylandcommunityradio@gmail.com.

Maybe you’re an aspiring radio producer, news-gatherer, journalist or administrator? We’d love to hear from you!”