Mighty Radio granted extra broadcasting range from OFCOM

12th December 2020

Mighty Radio from this December, has been granted additional power to allow for bigger coverage across the Southport coast and surrounding areas from the broadcasting regulator Ofcom.

Mighty Radio has been on 107.9 FM since 1stApril 2019 and the station has gained not just interest from local advertising, but also from national agencies. Mighty Radio has covered everything local during the pandemic and been helping support local businesses that have needed it, during the challenging times of the current pandemic.

Mid-Morning Presenter Cassie James said: “We have talked about the cycle lanes around the town, interviewed business owners, also helped support foodbanks, The Isla Rose Foundation Campaign, Change and Check, Mental Awareness and helped local shops and charities around the town.”

Managing Director Trevor Ford says: “Mighty Radio is a local station for Southport and it’s important that we give the listener local information for the community of Southport on Breakfast/Mids and Drive and breaking news as it happens.

“Having extra coverage means we can keep the listener, listening longer as they travel to and from work and will be able to listen outside the town of Southport, as they may travel to and from the town, towards: Preston/Blackpool/Wigan/Ormskirk/Liverpool.”

Managing Director Sean Connolly says: “Having the extra power increase for our Mighty Radio transmitter, it makes us sound that bit stronger in the surrounding areas in which we agreed within our original license.

“I’ve just done a ‘Gifts for Kids Toy Appeal’ and I have 100 presents making their way from Skelmersdale to Southport. This area in which Mighty can be heard and it’s important to make connections to the surrounding areas of Southport. We are nearly at 1000 presents, these will go to underprivileged local children in Southport this festive season. These children have been identified by our local food banks and schools.”

Station Manager Paul Tasker Says: “We want the listener to get local information on everything from charity and fundraising events, road closures, news headlines and even when Santa is coming to Southport. This is something you cannot get with other radio stations coming from London or Manchester.”

Mighty Radio is your local radio station for Southport. If you have a local story, charity fundraiser or event, then please email studio@mightyradio.co.uk – We will talk about your story or event and also share on our social media network. Please look out on our social media Facebook page and website for local fundraisers and how we can help support your next local event.

Dave The Mighty Quinn says: If you want to give a loved one a special mention on Christmas Day, or you might even want to pop the question on Christmas Day! Get in touch at themighty@mightyradio.co.uk for a Christmas special which will air from 8am till 10am on 107.9 FM for a comedy special with Dave Quinn & Trevor Ford.

Not tuned in yet to Mighty Radio? Tune in to 107.9 FM in the car, in your shop. Have a smart speaker? Ask it to ‘play mighty radio Southport’. For all shows on Mighty Radio and how to listen, go to www.mightyradio.co.uk

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