A regular column by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.
Tulip Radio is calling on groups and individuals to vote to win £1,000 and help keep your local radio station.
Tulip Radio has been short-listed in the ‘A GRAND IDEA’ contest run by Ringrose law.
The station, which relies on volunteers and donations to provide a key service, has bid for funding to help improve the lives of listeners through media and radio.
Rather than just being a radio station, Tulip Radio has become a hub to access services and gain skills. It provides a platform for South Holland and a voice for the community, especially for young people who learn new skills for the future. It helps to promote events, and offers volunteering experiences for the young and old, apprenticeships, IT skills and media training.
Tulip Radio would like to keep its presence in the community, reaching out to everyone, including the rural areas it serves.
Tulip Radio has gone from being a small group of hobbyists broadcasting occasional shows from a tiny shed to a full time station broadcasting 24/7 from its own town centre studios, reaching an audience of around 18,000 local people as well as a wider audience via tulip-radio.co.uk
Go to tulip-radio.co.uk and vote for Tulip Radio: click on the Banner and Vote Now. Voting closes on Wednesday, September 30.