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Find Out Why Local Radio Matters

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Yorkshire Coast Radio believes that local radio done can help to change the lives of listeners and make a real and lasting impact to the area that it serves.

It can help local businesses prosper and thrive, making a real impact on the economy of the areas where it still exists and it can provide skills and training to local people.

Local Radio Day celebrates the partnership that exists between radio stations and their listeners and sets out to demonstrate the difference that local really makes.

Hear why the people we serve think that truly local radio is so important and how it has helped them  in their quests.


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The story began when we approached Angel’s family after Paddy heard they were trying to raise money for a pair of Water Activity Legs for Angel. She was facing a second leg amputation. Paddy wanted to run 40 miles in 1 day and arrange some events. But as soon as our listeners heard the story we were inundated with offers of help! People arranged events, did charity swims and leg-waxing. One lady even walked into the radio station with a cheque for £2,000! One of the most amazing moments was when Jessie J got Angel up on stage with her at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre! We ended up raising nearly £24,000 with your help! This means Angel will have Water Activity Legs throughout her childhood! 




Yorkshire Coast Radio played an important role covering the storm surge on 5th December 2013 in providing live information as the coast saw its highest tide in 60 years. Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington were severely affected with homes and businesses flooded. We broadcast special shows long into the night getting the latest info out from the emergency services who were warning people of Whitby not to wade through floodwater due to a risk of electrocution. In the days and weeks afterwards we covered the relief effort. Listen to how events unfolded that night.


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Gabrielle Jandzio, the communications manager at Scarborough Borough Council, talks about the role of proper local radio in emergency situations.