Boston’s community radio station Endeavour FM is now firmly on our airwaves as it launched full-time this week.
With a seven-day-a-week schedule on 107.0FM listeners can enjoy local news, sport and music, direct from the Boston area.
It’s a big step for the station, as it has previously been broadcasting just once a month on a Restricted Service Licence.
Breakfast show presenter and Managing Director Dylan Taylor said: “We’ve built up a strong following of listeners and we’re in the unique position that we can provide a local service direct from the area.
“We want to bring a voice to the borough covering Boston and the surrounding areas such as Kirton, Fishtoft and Wrangle.
“We’ll be broadcasting every Boston United home game with live commentary, have Boston Town coverage and other local sports.
“We’re playing a large mix of music from current to classics, plus music from local bands and artists. We’d also like local artists to come in to play acoustic sessions.”
Dylan says he believes the station can reach out to at least 20,000 listeners a month and will also be including content for the town’s migrant community.
He said: “We just want people to tune in and make them laugh. We want to be the radio station that you listen to when you’re sitting in traffic in John Adams Way!”
The station, which started out as Stump Radio 10 years ago, had to be invited to apply for an FM licence.
They then had to complete an application ‘70 pages long’ with support from ‘prominent’ local people.
Dylan, who joined the team from community station Tulip Radio in Spalding, said: “We’ve got a team of about 35 volunteers at the station and it’s a great opportunity for people wanting to learn about the industry.
“We’ve had people going on to the BBC and commerical radio.”