Local radio station opens new studio in Bedford

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Bedford Radio studio launch 23 November 2023 (l-r) Mohammad Yasin MP, Martin Steers and Mayor Tom Wootton
(l-r) Mohammad Yasin MP, Martin Steers and Mayor Tom Wootton

A new studio for Bedford Radio was formally opened this week by Bedford Borough Mayor Tom Wootton (Conservative) and MP for Bedford and Kempston Mohammad Yasin (Labour).

The pair jointly cut the ribbon to open the Community Media Hub, on Thursday (23 November) which houses Bedford Radio’s new studio, in partnership with Wellbeing Media.

The station’s volunteers now have access to a live broadcasting facility, a pre-recording studio, and a collaborative workspace.

The studio on St Mary’s Street will serve as a central hub for the radio’s presenting, recording, and operations, with presenters offered the flexibility of presenting live from the studio or presenting remotely, as they have done since 2020.

“It’s great to see the official opening of our studios. We look forward to welcoming the local community and our listeners into the station to appear on air, as well as welcoming new volunteers onto the team, both as presenters and behind the scenes, said Martin Steers, Bedford Radio’s Station Manager.

“Getting our studios up and running is a major milestone for the station, and we’re ready and waiting to launch on DAB soon.”

In preparation for its launch on DAB, the station is continuing its search for new daytime presenters to provide Bedford with a range of engaging and entertaining programmes.

In-person auditions will be held at the new studio on Saturday, 9 December from 10am to 2pm. Alternatively, they can audition online. Anyone can take part, and no previous experience is required.

Full information on the audition process, and how to sign up, is available on the Bedford Radio website.