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Bright Future for Wrexham Community Radio Station Calon FM

by Love Wrexham Magazine
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Calon FM

Calon FM, based in Wrexham city centre, celebrated their relaunch earlier this year. Now, their future is secure for five years after regulator Ofcom granted a licence extension.

An Exciting Year

It comes after an exciting year for Calon FM. They have extended Welsh Language and Portuguese programming and covered key events in Wrexham and the surrounding areas. These events include Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, football fan zones, St David’s Day, Wrexham Feast, Bellevue Christmas Light Switch On and last weekend’s hugely successful Christmas Market in Queen’s Square.

They are also on the shortlist as a finalist for two national awards. Calon FM started this year with 23 volunteers and has expanded to nearly 40. They’ve also welcomed long-term placements from Wrexham Glyndŵr University and worked with Careers Wales to help local schoolchildren and support the new curriculum.

l-r Presenter Luke Gallagher with Allan and Arran from Calon FM
l-r Presenter Luke Gallagher with Allan and Arran from Calon FM

The Heart of Everything

Business Development Manager Allan Longshadow said: “We put the Wrexham community at the heart of everything we do. It is great that Ofcom has recognised our importance in the local community. We are proud of our volunteers and delighted that more can work in radio.” Production Manager Arran Hodges added: “We’re grateful to have received support from local businesses and residents since our relaunch last year. We’ve worked hard to bring new experiences to our listeners. Our focus going into 2023 is now to expand our programming further.”

If you wish to volunteer with Calon FM, they have opportunities for English and Welsh speakers. No experience is necessary and full training will be given.

Allan Longshadow
Allan Longshadow

A Winning Team

To celebrate the licence extension Calon FM have teamed up with Love Wrexham Magazine to offer businesses in Wrexham a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about their products and services. They are offering advertising opportunities over the radio as well as print and online.Advertisers can save up to £61 a month by taking advantage of this offer. The details of this great-value proposal are as follows:

l-r Adam, Niomi and Stefan from Love Wrexham
l-r Adam, Niomi and Stefan from Love Wrexham

Full Page + 10 Plays

For only £279, you get a fullpage advert for one month in Love Wrexham and 10 plays a day of your radio advert. Alternatively, pay for three months in advance at £249 per month, saving you a whopping £183 compared to purchasing these products individually!

Half Page + 4 Plays

For only £139, you get a halfpage advert for one month in Love Wrexham and four plays a day of your radio advert. Alternatively, pay for three months in advance at £129 per month. Please contact Allan and Arran at info@calon.fm, or Adam, Stefan and Niomi at info@lovewrexham. com to enquire about the combined advertising deal.

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