BBC Three Counties Radio is moving studios today from Luton to Dunstable.
The station has been based in Luton since 1985 and presenter Justin Dealey has recorded an emotional farewell to the studio he’s worked in since he was a boy.
Broadcasting from the new premises across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire commenced at midday today (Tuesday).
They leave behind the old Mark 3 desks amongst other things, for a new modern complex. Watch the video below thanks to BBC Three Counties Radio.
Laura Moss, Managing Editor of BBC Three Counties Radio, said she’s delighted with the new base.
“It is an extremely exciting time for the station. We’ve been working on this move for almost two years so to see it through is a great feeling.
“BBC Local Radio is the front door of the BBC across the country and being at the heart of local community is extremely important to us.
“With the Grove Theatre, Central Bedfordshire College and a thriving high street on our doorstep, it felt like the right place to be. Not only are we located in the centre of our transmission area, but we also fulfil our aim of being more accessible to our audience.”
The new, open plan office offers BBC Three Counties Radio’s audience greater access to the station. Many of the day to day activities, including broadcasting studios, production offices and the news operation is on the ground level, giving audiences an insight into the world of live broadcasting.
— BBC Three Counties (@BBC3CR) June 16, 2015