Wrexham’s community radio station Calon FM is set to receive £18,000 in a Welsh Government funding boost for local radio.
Welsh Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis announced the £100,000 cash boost this week, which will be shared by local radio stations across Wales.
The eight community radio stations that will benefit are all small-scale, not-for-profit operations and were chosen for their commitment to the communities they serve.
Calon FM has operated from Glyndwr University’s Mold Road campus since 2008 and in 2009 was nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for its work supporting local schools and charities.
The station aims to truly reflect the full diversity of the many different social and ethnic groups in Wrexham and beyond.
The money has been granted to enable the station to cover core costs such as management, administration, fund raising, community outreach and volunteer support.
Commenting on the funding boost, Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths said: “I regularly work with Calon FM which has done a fantastic job of reflecting the life of Wrexham over the last four years, and I believe this is reflected in the cash boost they have been awarded.
“This will allow the staff at Calon FM to continue the exceptional service they provide for the community of Wrexham.”