Expressions of support are being sought for a promising hyperlocal initiative, Andover Radio – a consortium of businesses and individuals who are working together to bring community radio to Andover.
The radio station, led by former Andover Sound Consultant David Harber, is entirely committed to providing local people, businesses and charitable organisations with access to the airwaves.
The group is applying for a new radio licence advertised by broadcast regulator Ofcom.
If successful, the station would launch next year; supporting local charitable causes, events and projects whilst providing listeners with music, local news and events and promotional opportunities for Andover businesses.
“I love Andover! It’s a vibrant and exciting place to be,” comments Andover Radio Founder David Harber. “I want to showcase that, using radio for social good, delivered in a commercial radio style we are totally committed to providing not just a radio station but an organisation that offers social gain for the town, empowering local people by training them in written and verbal communication skills.”
Community Development Manager Mo Sweeney says, “We intend to offer the airwaves to local organisations such as Andover Youth Council and Veterans In Action and are asking all other local community organisations and charities to show their support.”
The initiative is already gathering valuable support, with such advocates as Martin Simmons Vice-Principal of Andover College, Terry Bishop CEO Test Valley Community Services and Active Staff managing director Lisa Armstrong.
The not-for-profit company is community-focussed, with a commitment to exist to provide social gain for the town.
To show your support for Andover Radio, please visit: www.andoverradio.co.uk.