Celtic Music Radio has officially opened its new studios located at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Renfrew.
The community radio station has been broadcasting locally for 14 years and recently closed its Admiral St studios during the pandemic.
Alex Jenkins, chair of the board of directors at Celtic Music Radio, which has charitable status, paid tribute to the Braehead Centre for making it all happen: “Our heartfelt thanks go to those at Braehead Shopping Centre for this terrific arrangement that gives Celtic Music Radio a new home where we can start a new era for the station, which is now in its 15th year.
“We really appreciate having a new base as we push ahead to deliver great programmes every day, all day.
“We’re looking forward to strengthening our association with such a prestige centre that is popular with so many.
“Our technical team is working hard to get everything functioning properly so in due course, we will be able to invite up-and-coming and established acts to the studios to perform live and be interviewed – a key part of what we do.
“We will continue to create a vital and vibrant musical community and offer listeners here and all over the world the best possible range of programmes.
“It’s an exciting time for all of the music-loving volunteers at CMR.”
Braehead centre director, Peter Beagley, said: “Celtic Music Radio is an exemplar of how committed, like-minded people working together can create an exciting and popular community enterprise.
“The programmes broadcast by the station are not only listened to by a wide audience in the Greater Glasgow area, but by many people living all round the world.
“Braehead is very much committed to our local community and we were pleased to be able to help the community station in their search for a new broadcasting studio base.”
Group pic shows, left right: Alex Jenkins, chair of the board of directors at Celtic Music Radio; Paul Lucas, Braehead Shopping Centre and presenters, Kara Conway and Fiona McNeill.