Support for radio plans

Synergy presenter and founder member of South Northumberland Radio Group John White in Bedlington town centre.
Synergy presenter and founder member of South Northumberland Radio Group John White in Bedlington town centre.
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A community radio station aiming to secure a full time licence is celebrating an online milestone.

Following Bedlington-based Synergy’s second 28-day broadcast on FM and online in September, officials were stunned to get more than 10,000 ‘hits’ following a thread posted on www.bedlington.co.uk

John White, station presenter and member of the South Northumberland Radio Group, posted an initial ‘Synergy FM’ thread message introducing the concept of a community radio station based in the town.

Local residents and people living further afield quickly joined the online conversation about plans for the radio station.

John said: “When I began this thread I never imagined how many hits it would achieve.

“There has been genuine interest.

“We hope the level of good will and support for what we are trying to do as a genuinely accessible community radio station to serve south east Northumberland will continue as we await the outcome of our application for a full-time broadcasting licence.”