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Last day of Severn FM was an 'emotional' one

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 05, 2013

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THE last show to be broadcast on community radio station Severn FM was an "emotional" one according to its presenters.

The station, based in Hardwicke, had been broadcasting online for 18 months.

But on Saturday it closed down because of a funding crisis.

Barry Kirby, one of the Saturday breakfast show presenters, said: "We had a good 15 or 20 people come down to the studio to wish us well.

"It was an emotional day for us all.

"You put your heart and soul into it so it is personally devastating."

A show earlier in the week on Friday ran on for an extra hour and a local band even turned up at the studios unexpectedly and performed live to pay tribute to the station and its volunteers.

It had cost some £450 per month to run but advertising for local businesses dried up and it was then unable to support itself any longer.

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  • Morrigan  |  March 05 2013, 12:54PM

    Two years ago the seeds were planted...

  • Woodster  |  March 05 2013, 12:33PM

    The publicity goes straight to Heart FM - everybody needs their 'more music variety' after all.. even though the 'variety' consists of the same 5 songs every week. On that subject, who's up for some more Skyfall? Anyway, OT. Pity to see this station had to close, every broadcast was enjoyable and you can tell they put a lot of passion into it. Best of luck in the future to them all and hopefully they'll be able to make a comeback someday!

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  • Apothegm_  |  March 05 2013, 6:16AM

    I wonder how many people would have listened to it, and how many businesses would have supported it, if they had known of its existence? Where was the publicity?

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