Local radio returns to Southport as Mighty Radio launches
Mighty Radio has returned on a full-time basis in Southport after years of operating online and via restricted services.
The station started at 8am on April 1st, using a five-year community radio licence from Ofcom.
The team has been building a studio and office facilities in the centre of the town and has its aerial located on top of a local church.
Station Manager Paul Tasker told RadioToday: “It’s been a great challenge and hard work building a studio and meeting all the OFCOM rules and regulations, but it’s also been worth every minute.
“We’re so proud to be bringing a full-time FM local radio station back to Southport. We will very much be part of our local community and we want our listeners to get involved with all our shows.”
Mighty Radio is using 107.9FM – historically used for Southport’s first and only commercial radio station Dune FM, which closed in 2012 after Ofcom had to remove its transmitter following financial problems.
Presenters include former Rock FM presenters Rob Charles and Baz Todd, plus Cassie James, Paul Tasker, David Quinn and Trevor Ford.