We at Pure West Radio are striving to ensure that all in our County are kept informed with the latest developments that have affected our lives here in Pembrokeshire since the COVID-19 emergency began and continues to impact on our daily lives. On the 19th of March we launched an emergency schedule from 8am – 11pm everyday, delivering information and advice on public service and business closures, events that have been cancelled/postponed and local authority updates.
As a community radio station the majority of our team are volunteers, readily giving up their free time to deliver great music and local news and before the COVID-19 emergency began we had many specialist shows. However, at this unprecedented time our presenters took on extra hours and duties to deliver the facts and still continue to do so. On Wednesday 1st April we reverted to a non-emergency ‘COVID-19 programming schedule’with updates now aired every 20 minutes on the current situation and providing entertainment throughout with a 24/7 service. We have presenters broadcasting from 6am – 11pm every day. Normal programmes and specialist shows resumed but the majority now delivering content remotely.
Pure West Radio now has over 37,000 listens a week on the radio and over 25,000 followers on it’s Facebook page. We also have a large number of accesses to our website, Instagram and Twitter pages. We have become the hub of information in Pembrokeshire for the coronavirus pandemic.
Like any organisation we have bills and overheads to pay and this is were we need your help!
As a community radio station we do not receive any funding from government, charities or grants, everything we generate through advertising is re-invested straight back into Pure West Radio so that we can grow and support the community, offer opportunities with the ultimate goal to create jobs.
We would like to ensure that our hard work does not disappear in this understandable time of advertising revenue cut backs, both present and future prospects vanishing due to the current climate.
We are here to support and deliver for our County. We stand by our motto, “For Pembrokeshire, From Pembrokeshire”
We are offering the following rewards to help us during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
We will donate 10% of everything we receive to our chosen charity of the year which is currently Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship (P.A.T.C.H)
Thank you for your past, current and future support. Team PWR wishes you and your families good health.