Special programming at Bolton FM to cover COVID-19

Bolton FM recently teamed up with the town’s Public Health team to present a Covid Special, after Bolton found itself with an infection rate almost seventeen times the national average.

The Assistant Director of Public Health, Lynn Donkin, co-presented Drivetime on with Bolton FM presenter and chairman Andrew Dickson.

There were also contributions from doctors, local businesses, volunteers and others charged with reducing the rate and rolling out vaccination centres.

Lynn gave Andrew a lateral flow test live on air (negative, thankfully) and explained the process to listeners.

Councillor David Greenhalgh, the leader of the council also appeared, responding to the news earlier in the week that Bolton was on the ‘secret’ government list of areas to avoid.

The station, which just celebrated twelve years on air, has also been running a series of Covid public service announcements, including short-notice information about where new vaccination centres have been set up rapidly to respond to the surge.

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