New identity for Preston radio station

Preston town centre - Guild Hall view
Preston town centre - Guild Hall view
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Community radio station Preston FM has announced that it will return next month as City Beat Preston.

The news was announced on the station’s Facebook page, with plans not only for a rebrand but: “new shows to add to our existing schedule, new name, studios and image.

“But don’t worry, We will be even more local then ever!”

The news follows a period of uncertainty at the station, which went off air in January for a short time as discussions took place about its future.

The relaunch will be at 8am on May 4, with the station broadcasting from its new base inside Preston Guild Hall.

Preston FM was set up in 2008 with funding from the now-defunct community arts charity Prescap.

When funding ran out, volunteers put their own money into keeping the station running - a sum of around £5,000 - and fundraising initiatives were also launched.