Internet station Stone Radio has been officially launched after the town mayor councillor Jim Davies cut the red ribbon at the station’s studio based in Stone railway station.
The radio station is now live via the website (stoneradio.co.uk) or the TuneIn app, with presented programming available all day each Sunday.
The launch event for the volunteer-run radio station was also attended by representatives of local businesses who provided vital sponsorship to help set-up the station, councillor Joyce Farnham MBE JP and station volunteers.
Before officially opening the station, the mayor said: “It’s great to see the station officially start today. I wish you every success for the future.
“It’s important for the town to have many means of communicating, with ourselves and entertaining ourselves. I think the medium of radio is such a wonderful medium because you can have a listen to it as you do other things as well.”
Following the official opening, the mayor was one of the first live guests on the radio station, followed by interviews with sponsoring companies.
Cliff Goodwin, director of Stone Radio along with other director Paul Dean spoke to the attendees. To the sponsoring companies he said: “Without your loyal support, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
“This is a community project which is not-for-profit. Every penny that you’ve sponsored really has gone into making our studio a reality.”
Among the many sponsors that helped, the main ones are: Stone Town Council, Woolcool, M-viron and BEA Fire.
Presented shows by local volunteers will be streamed on the radio every Sunday between 8:00 am and midnight, plus a listen again feature will be available throughout the week.