Lancaster-based The Bay is airing a special documentary to mark the 12-month anniversary of local floods which damaged the station and the local area.
The Bay & Storm Desmond: One Year On, will be broadcast at 9pm Monday, looking back at the storm which caused unprecedented floods and power blackouts across Lancashire and Cumbria.
The special feature includes new interviews with local residents, MPs, business owners, and those involved in rescue operations. The Bay also look at the clean-up that followed, and the efforts made to get life “back to normal” in the months that followed.
Also included is a candid session where staff members from The Bay answer questions from local school children about how the station was put back on air to provide the essential public service during the crisis.
Ahead of the feature, The Bay Breakfast show this morning was broadcast from what became known by listeners as “The Bay Bunker”: The temporary studio set up on the first floor during the floods, after the usual ground floor studio complex was rendered useless by flood water.
Lancaster’s MP Cat Smith also joined Danny this morning, having done several on-air volunteer shifts with the team during the events of December 2015, and said: “The flood events of last year have had a lasting effect on the district. During the crisis The Bay offered comfort local residents and up to date local news. I enjoyed joining Danny on the breakfast show this Monday to reflect on what happened.”