A group of ten of us from the Carlisle Christian Writers went on a tour of BBC Radio Cumbria. Fascinating. I can’t remember all the facts and figures we were given, but some things stood out. There is a special red light which goes on if there is a national disaster or news (death of royalty etc) The station needs to know if they should cease their scheduled programme and link up with the national breaking news.
A third of all Cumbrians listen to the station. At the present time there are 40 people involved in the station ( though some cuts have just been announced in the local paper, along with stations all round the country.) There are 40 local radio stations in the country. (long may they continue. People love to hear of news local to them)
Now we all listen to the broadcasts with added interest as we can imagine the broadcasters at their desks, or out and about, giving the county what it wants.
Carol, the listener.