New Waterfront home for Black Country Radio
Black Country Radio has relocated to a brand new suite of studios at The Waterfront in Brierley Hill.
The new facility doubles studio space for the station’s 105 members, giving them two on-air studios and two production spaces, as well as a live performance area, green room and office space.
Alex Totney, the stations CEO (Operations) said: “St John’s served us well during the time we were there, both as The Bridge and then as Black Country Radio. We’re incredibly grateful to the team there who were very supportive of what we did – we’ve got so many great memories.
“However, we’re also very excited to be moving on to the next chapter and we’re ecstatic to be doing that in new studios!
“Community Radio is an essential resource in any part of the country and we’re very fortunate to have an amazing team of volunteers and a great network of connections we’ve built up over the years who have spent literally hundreds of man hours getting the place up to scratch.”
Black Country Radio was left reeling after a burglary at their premises during September, which left them without essential broadcast kit. Alex added: “We were already planning the move at the time of the burglary and, thanks to the support of the local community and hundreds of pounds of generous donations, we were able to continue with those plans.
“We want to say a huge thank you to the public and to all those businesses and schools who supported us during that time. It’s your kindness thats meant we didn’t have to throw in the towel.
“These new studios are state-of-the art and make the maximum use of new and available technologies. The opportunities for the station to develop our services and try new things makes us all very excited.”
Black Country Radio, formerly known as 102.5 The Bridge, began broadcasting on January 1st 2008 from St John’s United Reform Church in Stourbridge.