Air we go Selkirk is new radio station cry
A NEW radio station will hit Selkirk’s airwaves before the end of the year.
TD1 Radio, which is based in Langlee in Galashiels and currently only broadcasts online, has been awarded an community radio FM licence by regulator Ofcom.
An on-air date has yet to be set, but station manager David Henderson said plans are in place to start transmitting before the end of 2013. The station will reach the radios of Galashiels, Melrose, Tweedbank and Selkirk residents.
Mr Henderson said: “TD1 Radio was established because we felt existing radio and TV services had suffered badly in recent years, with cutbacks and mergers taking place. This resulted in a lot of programming being networked across several stations, not being locally produced or particularly reflective of the area.
“TD1 Radio aims to redress that balance and ensure that we put broadcasting in the Borders back on the map, while at the same time giving community groups and organisations the voice they really need. We will also allow the community the chance to become involved and make their own radio programmes.”
The application submitted by TD1 Radio to Ofcom stated: “We will ensure that areas of deprivation such as Langlee in Galashiels and Bannerfield in Selkirk are given proper representation.”
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