The hospital radio service for Morecambe Bay has been presented with a grant of almost £8,000.
The money will refurbish and create a brand new state-of-the-art production studio to compliment their new on-air studio, which was completed a few months ago.
Bay Trust Radio, which broadcasts from the Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, celebrates 40 years of service this year, having first broadcast from the Westmorland County Hospital in February 1977. The Westmorland Hospital League of Friends has made the project possible.
Station Manager, John Williamson, said “We thank the Hospital League of Friends with all our hearts, they have supported us throughout our 40 year history. Without the support of them, we wouldn’t be where we are today to be able to complete our studio refurbishment and continue to build on our station infrastructure.”
The new studio will enable volunteers to produce programming and news, interview guests, host live music sessions and much more.
The station is currently looking for more volunteers.