COMMUNITY radio station Radio Warrington 1332AM is helping keeping the town connected during the coronavirus pandemic.
Volunteer presenters are overcoming their own social distancing issues to pass on vital local information over the airwaves to others who are feeling isolated during these difficult times.
Working in partnership with Warrington Worldwide providing free community news across the town, there are isolated members of the community who are difficult to reach because they don’t have the internet or are visually impaired – so Radio Warrington is a vital lifeline.
The main studios loacted in Warrington market, but during this period of isolation, many of their volunteer presenters have been able to set up home studios to keep the information flowing on the air.
Steve Lewis. the station manager said “During the day we regularly read out news articles from the Warrington Worldwide website (always crediting the source) as well as press releases from Warrington Borough Council, the NHS and other sources. Community radio is a vital lifeline and is also great company, particularly for those who live alone and cannot access the internet so we pass on all of the latest news along with a cheery local voice to keep up our spirits through these difficult times. If you know somebody who struggles to keep up with local news and advice, please urge them to tune in.”
Councillor Maureen McLaughlin, Cabinet Member for Housing, Public Health and Wellbeing said:” Radio Warrington is a truly local community radio station, providing a valuable service to Warrington residents – especially those who don’t have access to the internet or social media.
“Right now the station is doing a fantastic job in helping to keep people positive during this difficult health crisis, informing them of the latest news and promoting ways to keep safe and healthy. The fact that
they are keeping on air despite the difficulties of social distancing is another fine example of how people in our town are rallying round to support others, and I’m sure I speak for many when I say how thankful I
am for the work they are doing.”
People in Warrington and the surrounding areas can tune in on their radios on 1332AM medium wave.
They can also tune in on smart speakers and a smartphone app.