July 16th 2021, 2:39 pm by Calon FM Newsdesk
Wrexham's community radio station CalonFM has welcomed hi-tech support from local company Mediafields.
The Rhosddu-based company has donated computer equipment to CalonFM, which is due to relaunch its FM later this year. The new equipment will help the volunteeer-led station, which has been broadcasting in the Wrexham area for 13 years, to set up a brand new studio in a brand new town centre location.
Arran Hodges, one of the station's presenters and technical director of Wrexham Community Broadcasting, said it was very heartening to have ongoing community support for the station:
"We're really grateful to Simon Aston, of Mediafields on Rhosddu Road, for their kind donation to the station. There's been a period of uncertainty due to the station being off air but the new community company running the station is gearing up for a return to the airwaves.
"The group of volunteers who were presenting on the station have stuck together for the relaunch and we're all thankful for the wide range of support we've received from the Wrexham community - including community councils, voluntary groups, artists and individuals. Firms like Mediafields have also been hugely supportive and, as a not-for-profit enterprise, we're grateful for their backing.
"CalonFM has recently created a brand new website. This equipment will allow us to start preparing studios for volunteers to start broadcasting as soon as we are in a position to, and in the meantime, create podcasts on our website covering a range of topics such as mental health, Wrexham community groups, music and acting. "