Delight as Tulip Radio gains a five-year broadcast extension

Jan Whitbourn
Jan Whitbourn
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Spalding-based Tulip Radio has been granted a further five-year extension to its licence to broadcast throughout the South Holland district.

This extension was recently announced by Ofcom, the government regulator, and follows five years of hard work establishing full time operation from its base in The Crescent.

It had previously completed over five years of temporary broadcasts from various premises around Spalding.

A significant number of community radio stations have failed during their first two years of operation.

So business manager Jan Whitbourn says the extension for Tulip Radio is a massive seal of approval from Ofcom in respect of the way in which the station has been run over the years and the solid financial base that has been built up.

She said: “This is truly great news and something we’ve all been working very hard towards.

“Our volunteers and presenters have all been wonderful. Without them Tulip Radio couldn’t exist. Those who have retired from the radio scene have been replaced by significant numbers of keen, new presenters who inject a truly contemporary feel to our broadcasts.”

Station manager Chris Carter added: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the tremendous and continuing level of support from local businesses who have noted the power of ‘free to air’ radio and are keen to use us to promote their businesses locally.

“We are also very grateful to numerous local organisations for their commitment to us and would like to thank our MP John Hayes for his continuing help and support.”

Jan continued: “This radio station is proud to be based in south Lincolnshire. It’s your station, please use it and together we all have much to look forward to in this unique and wonderful part of the country.”