Endeavour FM, Boston’s community radio station, is about to get bigger and better.
The go ahead has been given for it to boost its signal to cover a bigger area. As well as the whole of Boston borough, listeners in Sibsey, Stikney, Friskney, Carrington, Frithville and Langrick will be able to tune in.
The station’s bid to Ofcom, the media regulator, was supported by its enthusiastic listeners.
Managing Director Dylan Taylor said: “We asked people to contact us if they live in the surrounding villages and found it hard to tune in and let us know why they wanted a stronger signal. We were overwhelmed by the support and included every single response in our application.”
The bid was also supported by local businesses, community organisations and charities, MP Matt Warman, parish and borough councillors.
Dylan said: “This is such a big deal – not just for us but this area in general. The fact that we were in the list of the first announced is so important for a rural area such as ours and incredibly exciting for our future radio plans because it could be an indicator that rural broadcasting is now getting as much respect as urban areas normally get, meaning further expansion and new enterprise and opportunity in Boston.”
Endeavour FM will soon be announcing the day when it will “crank up the power”.