Photo: Mighty Southport Radio presenters and owners Dave Quinn (left) and Trevor Ford.

Mighty Southport Radio celebrates first birthday

STAFF at Mighty Southport Radio are celebrating the station’s first birthday this week as the online community radio station started broadcasting last year, serving the residents of Sefton and West Lancashire from a dedicated studio in the village of Birkdale.

Adding to the celebrations is the news that listening figures for the local radio station are on the increase with an average of 40,000 unique listeners tuning in on the website and mobile apps every month to hear the Mighty Breakfast Show with Cassie and Andrew, Dave ‘The Mighty’ Quinn and ‘Tiny’ Trevor Ford’s Sunday night comedy show and Martin Hovden’s Live Sounds sessions, as well as a host of specialist music programming.

Mighty Southport Radio also broadcasts its shows in sound and vision on Facebook Live and, last Wednesday night, Martin attracted a record 2,600 viewers and nearly 400 messages when Southport rock band Break The Fall were the studio guests on his Wednesday night show.

Station manager Trevor Ford said: “We’ve had a wonderful first year here at Mighty. Our fantastic listening figures show us that our mix of great music and local presenters is just what the local community wants to hear on its local radio station.”

Playing a meaningful part in the local community is important to the team at Mighty Southport Radio and, on October 28th, breakfast show host Andrew Hegarty will be hosting a 26-hour radio marathon, raising money for Queenscourt Hospice. If you’d like to make a donation and help support seriously-ill people and their families, you can do so here:

You can listen to Mighty Southport Radio at or by downloading the free app for your smartphone and tablet – and don’t forget to LIKE the Mighty Southport Radio page on Facebook to hear (and see) our shows live.

martinandbandPhoto: Live Sounds presenter Martin Hovden with record-breaking rock band Break The Fall.

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