Penistone FM celebrates a move to new studios at Penistone 1 development
Penistone FM 95.7 has finally completed the move across town to their new studios in the impressive office building at the town's Penistone 1 development.
They have begun broadcasting from the new studios and the final pieces are just being put into place before the official launch on their 6th birthday on the 6th June 2015.
The station has relocated with the help of an Awards for All community grant to provide more volunteering opportunities for local people. The new studios have the added advantage of no stairs to climb for anyone with mobility issues. They have relocated from above a shop in the High Street where they have been broadcasting since they started in 2009.
The station is now based at the Penistone 1 development in the town, developed and owned by Dransfield Properties Ltd - the commercial and office development is part of the town centre regeneration scheme which last month won the RICS Pro Yorkshire Award for Regeneration.
Martin Sugden, Station Director, said “It’s great to be able to move to brand-new studios and offer even more to the community. We are hoping to attract even more local people to get involved in radio as reporters and presenters or other roles to add to the great team of over 40 current volunteers.
"I am very proud of our team of volunteers and we deliver great local radio and interviews, and get to the heart of the matter like no one else can.”
The station will also be opening its doors to the public to come and have a look around or find out about volunteering or supporting them through local advertising and other ways.
Public and Volunteer open morning:
Date: - Saturday 6th June 2015
Time: - 10.30am to 1pm (Opening by the Mayor of Penistone, Mr Andrew Millner)
For further details, or to let us know you are coming along:
Call 01226 764646
Martin Sugden - Station & HR Director
Photo shows Martin Sugden, Brian Robinson
and Steve Webber from Penistone FM with David Hale from
Dransfield Properties Ltd.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644