Radio station reveals plans to open 'game changing' second studio

Diss-based Park Radio has been award crucial funding by Ofcom amid the coronavirus pandemic. Picture

Diss-based Park Radio is looking to open a second studio - Credit: South Norfolk Council

A community radio station which has proved a lifeline to listeners throughout lockdown has revealed plans to open a second studio. 

Park Radio, which is based at Diss Youth and Community Centre, is looking to open an additional broadcasting hub in Eye. 

Park Radio, based in Diss, has been recognised by South Norfolk Council as a COVID-19 Community Hero

Park Radio was named by South Norfolk Council as a Covid-19 Community Hero last year - Credit: Archant

Presenters and producers have been forced to adjust to broadcasting remotely for most of the past 14 months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But, as restrictions gradually ease, staff are keen to approach a new era with renewed vigour, which could mean a welcome expansion to a neighbouring town.

Chris Moyse, station manager at Park Radio, called the plan a "real game changer".

Chris Moyse in the Park Radio studio. Photo: Diss Matters/Diss TC

Diss-based Park Radio is looking to open a second studio - Credit: Archant

He added: "Opening another studio would take things up a gear and show we want to embrace the other two towns we are licensed to serve. 


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"It's an opportunity for people there to walk down to their local high street and be on the radio without having to travel.

"It would give people that instant access and perhaps encourage more residents to press and few buttons and give it a go.

The team from Diss-based Park Radio stayed active during the pandemic with a sponsored bike ride

The team from Diss-based Park Radio stayed active during the pandemic with a sponsored bike ride - Credit: Katie Brame


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