Local broadcaster, Cross Counties Radio, is currently carrying out tests of its new Blaby transmitter.
The new transmitter will link to the Station’s existing output transmitted from Magna Park in Lutterworth.
The Blaby frequency currently being tested is 95.4 fm. The station has been broadcasting to a community radio footprint covering the point where Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire meet.
The station began its fm service in 2020 broadcasting on 92 fm from a studio in a dedicated suite in the grounds of the commercial park however reception in the Blaby District area (on the edge of the footprint) can be patchy.
The Blaby transmitter on 95.4 FM takes to the airwaves soon with a mix of local news and information from Blaby and the surrounding areas and promising a mix of great hit music from the past 40 years.
The Blaby transmitter project has been supported by Alberto Costa MP, Blaby District Cllr. David Findlay, PSA, Palmers Garden Centres, McCarthy Stone, Mr Roofer, KHN Scaffolding and many more local organisations.
Station chief David Harris writing on the station’s Facebook Page says: “Full details will follow soon with our test transmission switch on …. and our full programme launch in April when 95.4 FM Blaby joins with 92 FM in Lutterworth and Magna Park linking the constituency with its very own local media service.
“Thanks to many government agencies including Ofcom, MP, Blaby Council and The Sunflower Community Radio Association who have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to make this a reality for Blaby and the surrounding areas to bring social gain, community information, local cohesion and synergy for our area.
“95.4 FM Cross Counties Radio Blaby is totally voluntary and now begins the process of looking for more volunteers to get involved with the station as reporters, presenters and ambassadors.
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