Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, recently met with Directors of the Wrexham-based station, Premier Radio, to learn more about their work supporting the local community of Wrexham and the surrounding villages during the Covid-19 crisis.
The station, which was established in March 2020, has broadcast Government information and guidelines, sign-posted vulnerable residents towards mental health and financial services and kept the Wrexham community entertained with music through the pandemic.
Premier Radio, which airs 24/7, can be listened to by tuning in to www.premier-radio.co.uk/, or via TV, mobile phone, or an Alexa or smart speaker.
Mark Jones, one of the Directors of Premier Radio, said:
“We are proud with our achievements to date and are expanding our support and program schedule for the local community. As a community based radio station our focus will always be to meet the needs of the people of Wrexham.
“As we exit the lockdown restrictions we will move into new studios in the centre of Wrexham and open applications for volunteers to join our fantastic station.
“We are truly grateful for the support of Simon Baynes MP and hope to hold regular Q&A sessions with him where the community can raise local issues.”
Simon Baynes MP said:
“Community radio is invaluable to community life and has played an important role during the Coronavirus pandemic by sharing information and offers of help and support to local residents. They can be real lifelines to so many residents and I want to thank Premier Radio for all they have been doing during the pandemic. I was really glad to speak to Mark Jones and David Howells and learn more about their work in starting up Premier Radio. And I’d strongly recommend people tune in during the week.”