new radio station, BFBS Lisburn, hit the airwaves in style this
week as two local children flicked the switch and became the
first voices on the air at 10.06am on Monday morning.
Megan Dunlop from Largymore Primary who
celebrated her sixth birthday on Monday, and Ceri McNelly from
Harmony Hill Primary had the honour of officially launching the
new local radio station, which is now broadcasting throughout
Lisburn on 100.6FM,
BFBS Lisburn has-been three years in the
making and everyone who attended the launch clay agreed that it
was great achievement for the city of Lisburn.
Station Manager, Chris Pearson, who has had
more than one sleepless night preparing for the launch, said he
was thrilled to finally be on the air.
"The launch went really well," said Chris. "I
am really happy with how it all went and it is great to see so
many people turning up to support us.
"I had a bit of a sleepless night before it
but I am relieved it went so well.
"We have been working towards this for three
years. Sometimes we thought we would never get there but it is
great to be on the air.
"The development of the station will he an
organic process; it will become what the listeners want it to
"We are hoping everyone will get in touch
with us and take ownership of the station. At the end of the day
this is their station, it is the voice of the community," he
Charles Foster, Controller of BFBS worldwide,
is delighted that BFBS is now live on FM. "This is the first
permanent BFBS station on FM in the UK and we hope it will be
the first of many," he said.
BFBS Lisburn's DJs will soon become familiar
voices in the city and each of them are very excited to be part
of the new station.
Rebecca Lewis, who takes the helm on the
drive time show from 5pm-7pm, commented: "This is a really
exciting opportunity to be part of. We are hoping the community
will really get involved so pick up the phone and give us a
Native to Lisburn, Jonny Ferguson, will make
the drive to work more bearable each morning. "We are here for
the people of Lisburn. It really is an interactive station and
we want people in Lisburn to really get involved."
Rachel Cochrane and George Ellis are also
eager to hit the FM airwaves and get the people of Lisburn
involved in the station.
Eddie Castle, who will take you through the
working day from 10am until 1pm, launched the station with his
show on Monday morning. "I was delighted to be the first DJ when
the FM station launched on Monday," said Eddie. "We are the
number one station for Lisburn and for me interaction really is
the buzz word.
"We need people to take ownership of the
station and we are really looking forward to people getting in
ouch with us. We are part of the community and we are giving the
community a voice."
To find out more about BIBS Lisburn log mitt)
www.bfbs.com/lisburn or email
If you are in Oterested in getting involved at the new station
contact Chris in the office on 9226 6688 or if you Kant to
request a song and get yourself on air call the studio line on