At 10am on Friday the 9th February Wirral Radio said it’s farewell to its loyal listeners as the final breakfast show ended. This was an incredibly sad day for many. Wirral Radio has had financial pressures that it just couldn’t survive in this tough economic climate.
Since that day, we have seen an outpouring of sadness and incredible messages of support from thousands of people affected by the closure of Wirral Radio. People have come forward offering help and we are in discussions to help to save the station.
Our local football team Tranmere Rovers benefits from our top class live commentary from every kick of every game. We have been contacted by both Tranmere and thousands of fans, listeners, both from here and abroad, who don’t want to see the commentary on Wirral Radio end.
Those who know us, are aware we are not just about radio broadcasting - yes this is the great bit that keeps people entertained - but there is so much more that goes on within Wirral Radio. Are you aware that a respite alternative provision school operates from within our building? An incredibly successful organisation that has managed to get disengaged school children back into mainstream education. The work we do here at Wirral Radio has changed many people's lives.
Are you aware that we have helped many children and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities to gain confidence?
We have helped many people get employment via training in life skills, technology and confidence.
We have helped a younger generation get jobs in media via our Wirral Radio Academy. Some of our academy students have gone on to work for larger commercial radio stations, others have gone into journalism. Recently one of our ex academy members gained a placement at ITN and is now working on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 news.
You see we literally do change people’s lives.
YOU can help. We have launched a Crowd Funding page for you to help save your local radio station and to help us to continue doing the great work we do. Please feel free to share as far and wide as you possibly can.