Birmingham news New city radio station launched to help people through lockdown MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The service will launch tomorrow, Friday, January 15
Breaking News ! A new hyper-local radio station is being launched in Wolverhampton in a bid to help people through the third lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic. BBC Radio Wolverhampton will provide more localised news and information to people living in the city and will launch on Friday, January 15. The new temporary output in Wolverhampton will be live on DAB radio and online, weekdays from 6am to 2pm. Read More Related Articles Lloyds banker sacked after defending 'teen racially abused and kicked on West Bromwich bus' Read More Related Articles New Lockside Steakhouse to open in Stourbridge Local presenter Elise Evans will be the host of BBC Radio Wolverhampton’s Breakfast show from 6am to 10am, followed by Letitia George on mid-mornings from at 10am to 2pm. Elise joined the BBC two years ago and presented shows across BBC Radio WM's schedule. Elise said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to wake up my home city every morning on BBC Radio Wolverhampton. “Having grown up and spent many years here, I am excited to put Wolves firmly on the map and showcase what our amazing, vibrant city has to offer. “From the fantastic people and diverse culture, to the outstanding theatre and football scene, this city has it all and I’m buzzing to be part of a passionate team bringing this station to life during such a challenging time. Let's go Wolvo!” Letitia George is currently a presenter at BBC CWR in Coventry and is also one of the voices of BBC Radio 5 Live’s podcast ‘The Sista Collective’.
. With such a fantastic local community who are passionate about their city, who wouldn't jump at the chance to be involved. I can't wait to take you through your weekday mornings and share your incredible stories.” A localised show in Sunderland will also be launched later this month, a spokesman for the BBC said. As well as news, both will provide sports coverage, reflect life in each city, and celebrate the good news happening in communities.
Chris Burns, head of BBC Local Radio, said: “We are here for people right across England in these extraordinary times and are determined to help communities stay informed, connected and safe during this most challenging period. “Our new temporary local output in Wolverhampton and Sunderland means listeners will get more localised news and information from the BBC. They will get a better sense of what is happening in their area and will feel more in touch with their community even as they stay at home.”
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