Purbeck Coast 101.2FM has continued to broadcast throughout the pandemic crisis, despite government guidelines forcing the community radio station to close its studio on Swanage Pier.
Fortunately the show could go on, by the presenters adapting and recording their shows from home.
It was a challenge at first to get everyone’s home studio equipment working smoothly but slowly more ‘lockdown’ broadcasts came on stream, as the presenters got used to working from home.
With digital technology allowing the radio station’s manager, Michelle Langthorne, to input the programmes into the Myriad broadcasting software, the shows could then be broadcast across Purbeck via the transmitter on 101.2FM.
Michelle Langthorne said:
“I’ve been really impressed with how adaptable and resourceful the presenters have been as they’ve embraced the unexpected sudden change to the way we broadcast. We’ve shown that whatever gets thrown at us, we can still fulfill our remit to the community to continue broadcasting informative and entertaining programmes. We hope it’s helping everyone across Purbeck, even in a small way, throughout this difficult time.”
Purbeck Coast 101.2FM, which was only launched in August 2019, hopes to be able to return to its studio on Swanage Pier soon, but only when it’s safe to do so. For now, the presenters are happy continuing to ‘work from home’!
A special recording of the UK General Election 2019 Hustings for the South Dorset constituency, is going to be broadcast on Purbeck Coast 101.2FM. If you don’t know who to vote for, or don’t know what position all the prospective parliamentary candidates for the area that covers Purbeck, take on key issues, then tune in to your local community radio station. Listen to what they have to say on Purbeck […]
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