Bro Radio, the local radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be even clearer in Sully, Penarth, St Athan and Rhoose, following the regulator awarding additional FM relays to serve the areas.
In addition to a relay to serve Penarth on 106.1fm, which was awarded in 2020, OFCOM has awarded Bro Radio an additional transmitter in St Athan to serve the village and surrounding areas.
The additional relays will give Bro Radio FM coverage across the Vale of Glamorgan coast from Llandough to St Donats, with plans to make the service available on DAB in 2022.
As it continues its expansion, Bro Radio will continue to engage and support local communities, working in collaboration with local organisations and businesses, to promote their work and provide training and volunteering opportunities that increase skills, communication and the prospects of residents across the Vale of Glamorgan.
Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Glamorgan Voluntary Services, Tudor Trust and Community Radio Awards will allow the work in Penarth to be undertaken before the end of 2021, whilst the station seeks additional funding to launch on FM in St Athan.
Operations Director Nathan Spackman said "The pandemic has shown the importance of local radio and although our coverage has previously been limited, we have always aimed to deliver a service for the whole of the Vale of Glamorgan."
"These new relays will allow us to continue serving communities and providing volunteering opportunities which improve skills, confidence and decrease social isolation across the County."
"We are keen to hear from local businesses, organisations and groups in St Athan and Rhoose, who may be able to provide financial support to help Bro Radio. We are in the process of raising the final £2,500 and I'd invite anyone who may be able to support us to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the project further."
Find out more about Bo Radio and its work via https://broradio.fm/about/