Regional base for Premier Christian Radio
Posted by
Regional base for Premier Christian Radio

Christian radio station Premier Christian Radio has opened its first regional centre to work with churches and local organisations in the North East.

Based in Newcastle, the station say it is the first of many planned across the UK to meet the needs of audiences who are ‘enthusiastic for programmes dealing with Christian issues’.

The group is putting in a dedicated Church Relations Co-ordinator as well as a Director of Regional Support to work with local groups and cover things going on in the Christian faith across the North East of England.

The station’s owners, Premier Christian Media Trust, have Peter Kerridge as their CEO. He was born in Gateshead and started his broadcasting career with Metro Radio. He said: “Premier Christian Radio is a national station, and we want to reflect this by being more accessible to regions across the UK in a way that cannot be done from just a London base. There are churches in the North East doing some fantastic things in their communities. Premier hopes its presence will help to both support and promote this, and ultimately enhance Church growth in the region.”

The station broadcasts nationally on DAB and Freeview and also has a medium wave licence in London. Its parent company also owns magazines ‘Christianity’ and ‘Youthwork’.

Sylvia Walters has been appointed Director of Regional Support North East. She said: “I am delighted Premier has chosen the North East as its first regional centre and that I have a God sent opportunity to work with people of all Christian denominations to make a real impact; this job really does tick all the boxes for me.”

Steven Bowring, Church Relations Co-ordinator added: “We consider it a privilege to serve the Churches and the wider community of the North East as a central point of contact. It’s all about making the name of Jesus Christ famous in our region and that means working together with the Churches to see a passionate place with passionate people – passionate about God.”

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 1 1355 03 April, 2012 Station News 8:33 am 20124 Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events