An exciting NEW project has gone LIVE for the Isle Of Cumbrae & Largs. Members of the Millport community have built an online community radio station based in the West Lodge at Garrison House on the island. The project went LIVE on the 1st of January 2018 at 4pm with the aptley named "Hangover Show". This show was hosted by Station Manager Stevie Muir and co hosted along with Scott Watson, Paul Dundas, Colin Jamieson, Andy Watson and Luke Laidlaw (CCR's youngest presenter).
Station Manager Stevie-M who has a background in radio broadcasting has been head of fundraising and a presenter at HBSA Radio in crosshouse hospital for 4 years. He has interviewed a few celebrities in that time including Runrig's Calum MacDonald. Stevie says, "This was the result of 3 months hard work and determination. I have so many people i would like to thank and i am sure the paper isnt big enough to name them all, however i would like to mention our sponsors A Breath Of Heaven, Cumbrae Couriers, Mapes Of Millport and North Ayrshire Ventures Trust.
The team of presenters entertained and provided a wide range of music and chat to listeners online simply by clicking a link or downloading the "Tune In" Radio app then searching for "Cumbrae".
"We knew we would have a few people listening however we couldnt predict the numbers we recieved." Said Stevie. "The numbers are calculated in unique listeners, these are not individual people but individual IP Addresses. We had a over 200 listeners from 7 different countries. Many of whom were islanders abroad or family of islanders. We would like to thank every single one of these listeners for their support and to those who could tune in but sent messages of support including all our presenters."
Cumbrae Community Radio are always on the look out for presenters and Application forms can be collected from Marina's Salon, Garrison House Office, emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the website www.cumbraeradiolive.com.
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