More than 75 radio stations to participate in Local Radio Day

Over 75 local radio stations have confirmed their participation in Local Radio Day 2017. The day itself, 26th May, brings together radio stations from across the sector to celebrate local radio and the communities it serves and the number taking part is well up on last years’ inaugural event.

Now in its second year, Local Radio Day will once again be supported by the team at Ignite Jingles, which has made available the jingles it produced for last year’s event, whilst confirming they'll also be creating additional, new jingles for this year’s celebration. Chris Stevens, Managing Director of Ignite Jingles, said on confirming his support, "We're delighted to be supporting Local Radio Day again. We already work with many local broadcasters across the UK and beyond and anything that helps fly the flag and promote the essential service local radio provides, is brilliant for the whole industry."

UKRD’s Group Content Director, Dave Coull confirmed that the company’s Group Production Manager, Colin McGinness, has created a special production package for all participating local radio stations to complement the Local Radio Day jingle package “which is great news for those radio stations wanting to add a little extra sparkle to the sound of the day.”

With a little over a fortnight to go until the day itself, there is still time for proper local radio stations to get involved.

William Rogers, UKRD’s Chief Executive said “radio stations from across the sector will be represented on Local Radio Day, from hospital, prison and school radio, to community, commercial and the BBC. All will be celebrating local radio engagement in the areas and communities they are proud to serve and broadcast to. If anyone would like to be involved, go to www.localradioday.co.uk or e-mail Dave Coull directly”.

Ford Ennals , CEO Digital Radio UK

Digital Radio UK welcome the Local Radio Day initiative and support local radio stations across the UK regardless of distribution platform , location of broadcast , ownership or affiliations . We think that great local radio is essential and is part of what makes UK radio great . It has been pleasing to see the amazing local radio innovation as part of the Ofcom DAB mini-mux trials and we believe that with the passage of the small-scale DAB bill into law that there will be now the opportunity for many more local stations to a have an affordable passage to digital broadcasting.

Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the Department for Culture

Recorded 13th March 2017