Lincs FM’s is celebrating it’s 21st anniversary today with a host of surprise guests dropping in to wish the team a Happy Birthday.
The station, broadcasting to Lincolnshire and Newark, first launched at 10am on March 1st 1992 and original presenters Eddie Shaw and Andy Marsh are still regulars on air.
Today, as part of the day long celebrations, singer and TV presenter Olly Murs joined another long-term presenter John Marshall, revealing that he loves visiting Lincs FM on his radio tours, describing it as the most friendly station in the country.
He told John, who has himself been a presenter for 16 years with the station, that he can see why people stick around there. He said: “If I worked at Lincs FM, I’d be there for 16 years. When I walk into the building it’s just a lovely bunch of people and a great radio station.”
Earlier, Lincolnshire teenager Ella Henderson – one of the stars of the last series of X Factor – called in to the breakfast show to reveal how she grew up listening to Lincs FM and joked that her bug for singing may well have first started when she sung along to the stations jingles on the bus to school.
Meanwhile Tom Odell, named the Critics Choice in last weeks Brits Awards, has also unveiled plans to perform an up close and personal gig for Lincs FM listeners later this month. Two years ago the station persuaded Adele to perform an exclusive gig infront of 200 listeners in Louth and Tom Odell’s management are hoping their rising star will now be able to follow in Adele’s footsteps.
The Lincs FM group has grown over the last two decades to include stations serving Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Wakefield, Rutland, Hull and Grimsby.